YMCA Victoria

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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Getting Pot Through Parliament

July 7, 2016

By Zainab Abou-Eid A team from Westbourne Grammar fought for the legalisation of marijuana to minimise harm inflicted on society as part of the YMCA Youth Parliament program.. Arguing for the their bill, the Westbourne Grammar students said they believed the ratification has the potential to create a positive environment. They were passionate as they […]

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A Bill for Safe Injecting Centres Passes through YP

July 7, 2016

By Zainab Abou-Eid The bill to introduce medically supervised injecting centres in Victoria was passed after an intense and powerful debate in Youth Parliament. Protecting the community from exposure to discarded syringes and public IV drug use were the main focuses for the young people in the YMCA Youth Parliament program. The team said they […]

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