Gender-Neutral School Uniforms to be Debated at Youth Parliament

Sunny Liu Education Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery A team of students from Overnewton Anglican Community College is sponsoring a bill for gender-neutral school uniforms at the 2015 YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament. The YMCA Youth Parliament program is at its 29th year. It aims to give young people aged between 16 and 25 the opportunity … Continue reading Gender-Neutral School Uniforms to be Debated at Youth Parliament

New Bill Seeks to Improve Delivery of Sexuality Education in High Schools

Claudia Jambor Education Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery A team of Melbourne Girl’s College students have drafted a bill for the YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament proposing shared delivery of sexuality education in Victorian secondary schools between teachers and a subordinate body of specialised educators. Specifically, the Youth Sexual Health Co-Operative would consist of specialised educators … Continue reading New Bill Seeks to Improve Delivery of Sexuality Education in High Schools

Youth Parliament makes it harder for under 18s to undergo cosmetic surgery

The Bill of Mandatory Regulation of Cosmetic Surgery for Minors, originally drafted by the representatives of Gannawarra, has passed the Legislative Assembly of Youth Parliament. The Bill seeks to protect Victorian minors from any harmful long-lasting consequences of cosmetic surgery. It would set up requirements any applicant under the legal age of 18 wishing to … Continue reading Youth Parliament makes it harder for under 18s to undergo cosmetic surgery

Sexual education act to help prevent homophobia passes

In the Youth Parliament Legislative Assembly, both sides quoted facts and told anecdotes, as the Hopper's Crossing team successfully passed its Comprehensive Sexual Education Act (CSEA). The Bill calls for students to start being taught sexual education as soon as year 5, with a focus not just on sexual health but teachings on sexual identity … Continue reading Sexual education act to help prevent homophobia passes

Bendigo students set equality as priority for Victoria

A group of Bendigo students are demanding changes to the Equal Opportunity Act by seeking to remove the exemption of religious institutions from discrimination laws. The students will represent Bendigo in the YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament program, where they will have the opportunity to debate their Bill in Victorian Parliament. “All abilities for religious organisations … Continue reading Bendigo students set equality as priority for Victoria