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Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Council

July 4, 2017

9.41am: Debate has begun on the ‘Victorian Container Deposit Scheme Bill 2017 9:45am: The bill is read for the first time 9.53: The government argues back “instead of letting plastic ruin our earth why don’t we help stop climate change…” 9.58am: “If we want Victoria as the place to be it needs to be inviting…no […]

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Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Assembly

July 4, 2017

 9.39am- Bill on the Classification of Edible Consumables’ Environmental Footprint kicks off with Nicholas Barker of Castlemaine. 9.44am- Tanna Reynolds points out the difficulties of executing this bill for smaller producers. It is not “easy peasy lemon squeezy but lemon difficult lemon difficult lemon difficult!” 9.49am- This bill helps “fight against waste and needless pollution” in […]

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The Perks of Breast Milk

July 27, 2016

By Anthea Batsakis Young people in Victoria have been racking up a fuss about breast milk as they introduced a bill in Youth Parliament that would force all Victorian hospitals to have donor centres. They say breast milk is a perk for sick or premature babies who need the nutrients when the mother isn’t able […]

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Youth Ambassadors Take on Innovation Gap

July 17, 2016

By Netania Lim As the next generation of leaders, youth are already passionate about capitalising on innovation. A team of six East Gippsland Youth Ambassadors is advocating for mandatory entrepreneurship classes in secondary schools as part of YMCA Youth Parliament this week. They want to build confidence in young people by giving them the skills […]

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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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‘S Plates Will Not Make Seniors Safer’, Experts Say

July 8, 2016

Image via Flickr By Christiane Barro S Plates for senior drivers are not expected to secure the safety of seniors on Victorian roads, experts say. Students from Overnewton Anglican College tried to secure the safety of elderly drivers by enforcing S Plates in a bill tabled to Youth Parliament. The bill failed to pass by […]

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Cultural Literacy Emerges at Youth Parliament

July 7, 2016

By Rebekah Andrews Cultural illiteracy was brought into the public sphere last week after six students from Mount Alexander Shire took part in the YMCA’s 30th year of Youth Parliament. They were six of 120 young people across Victoria to sit at State Parliament for the week. Given the platform, they chose to address an […]

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