Gender-Neutral School Uniforms Bill Passes Youth Parliament

Sunny Liu Education Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery The 29th Victorian Youth Parliament has successfully concluded yesterday. Among all the bills been debated, Keilor’s gender-neutral school uniform bill was passed by the Youth Parliamentarians and will be handed to the Education Minister for consideration.   The ‘gender-neutral school uniform bill’ was sponsored by the student team from Overnewton … Continue reading Gender-Neutral School Uniforms Bill Passes Youth Parliament

Tackling Sexual Assault: Compulsory Self-defence Classes for Victorian Secondary Students

Ellijahna Victoria Law & Order Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery VICTORIAN students have called for compulsory self-defence classes at secondary schools in a bid to combat the threat of violence and sexual assaults. The call was made at the annual YMCA Youth Parliament where a Deakin University team tabled a bill to have self-defense a … Continue reading Tackling Sexual Assault: Compulsory Self-defence Classes for Victorian Secondary Students

Hoppers Crossing Secondary School’s Gender Equity Pay Bill Passes

Alice Rennison Women's Affairs Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery Hoppers Crossing Secondary School’s gender equity Bill passed unanimously on Thursday morning. The Bill was passionately debated with the opposition pointing out that the Federal government has already legislated mandatory equal pay through Fair Work Australia. However, the team rebutted back that Fair Work Australia is … Continue reading Hoppers Crossing Secondary School’s Gender Equity Pay Bill Passes

Wangaratta High School Students Take a Gamble on Reform

Ben Kimber Law & Order Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery A group of students from Wangaratta High School want society to perceive gambling the same way it does smoking. The young leaders will make a stand at next week’s Youth Parliament when they push for greater regulation of gambling advertisements. Seventeen-year-old year Darcie Pegler is … Continue reading Wangaratta High School Students Take a Gamble on Reform

Swinburne Students Push to Open Centres for Homeless Youth

Nathan Fioritti and Luke Collins Local Government & Housing Reporters YMCA Youth Press Gallery The YMCA’s Youth Parliament is about to commence for its 29th year in Victoria. The bills to be debated this year address a range of issues youth from around the state are concerned about, including gender equality and school funding inequity. Among these … Continue reading Swinburne Students Push to Open Centres for Homeless Youth