Students

Gender-Neutral School Uniforms Bill Passes Youth Parliament

July 4, 2015

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 […]

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

July 4, 2015

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 […]

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Hoppers Crossing Secondary School’s Gender Equity Pay Bill Passes

July 3, 2015

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 […]

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Wangaratta High School Students Take a Gamble on Reform

June 27, 2015

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 […]

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Swinburne Students Push to Open Centres for Homeless Youth

June 25, 2015

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 […]

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Ivanhoe’s Model Students Take On Modelling Industry

June 20, 2015

Dylan van der Riet Health Reporter YMCA Youth Press Gallery   A team of students from Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School will take their fight against body image within the modelling industry to the floors of State Parliament later this month. As one of twenty teams participating in the YMCA Youth Parliament at Parliament House from […]

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

June 14, 2015

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 […]

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