Students Speak up for Rural Concerns

Originally published in the Gannawarra Times. By Maggy Liu Six passionate young people from the Shire of Gannawarra have campaigned for the rights of rural youths at this year's YMCA Youth Parliament. In its 30th year, YMCA Youth Parliament is a program offering young Victorians the opportunity to have their voices heard and influence state … Continue reading Students Speak up for Rural Concerns

Indigenous Students Stand up for Under-Representation in Victoria

By Anthea Batsakis Young people from the Korin Gamadji Institute are speaking out against the gross under-representation of indigenous Australians in Victoria. After a heated debate, the KGI team passed a bill in YMCA Youth Parliament that would add a mandatory indigenous seat on every local council. Sponsoring team member Naki Kadd said the team … Continue reading Indigenous Students Stand up for Under-Representation in Victoria

Hobsons Bay Backs Healthy Body Image

By Maggy Liu “If I were a model, my acne scars will be edited away just like my confidence.” That was just one statement in Hue Man Dang’s speech when she sponsored the Regulating Image Alteration Bill in YMCA Youth Parliament today. She is part of the Hobsons Bay Youth Council team, alongside five other … Continue reading Hobsons Bay Backs Healthy Body Image

Show Us Your Breast Milk!

By Anthea Batsakis Victoria's youth are keeping abreast of infant health as they unanimously passed a bill to make breast milk donations more accessible in Youth Parliament. The bill, spearheaded by students from Moonee Valley Council, was hotly debated as the refuting team said it needed more regulations to work. Mater Christ College refuting member … Continue reading Show Us Your Breast Milk!