Parliament

Drug Addicts Left in the Dark

July 14, 2016

YMCA Youth Press Gallery created an audio story that was broadcast on SYN FM on Tuesday 12 July 2016. Check it out here. By Rochelle Kirkham

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Students Speak up for Rural Concerns

July 1, 2016

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 […]

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Indigenous Students Stand up for Under-Representation in Victoria

July 1, 2016

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 […]

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Hobsons Bay Backs Healthy Body Image

June 30, 2016

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 […]

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Show Us Your Breast Milk!

June 30, 2016

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 […]

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Mental Health a Real Issue for Youth

June 30, 2016

Originally published in the Education Matters Magazine. By Netania Lim     Melbourne Girls College students taking part in this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament have argued for improving Victorian students’ education in mental health. The team of six Melbourne College students believe mental health deserves much greater prominence in the Victorian school curriculum and is […]

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Horsham College Students Tabled a Bill Supporting Veterans at the 2016 YMCA Youth Parliament

June 30, 2016

Originally published in the Wimmera Mail Times. By Rebekah Andrews   Young voices from Horsham were heard at state parliament this week.   Six students from Horsham College participated in the 2016 YMCA Youth Parliament program. The Horsham team joined 120 other young people from across the state to debate issues important to them. Each year, youth […]

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