Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Council

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 … Continue reading Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Council

Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Assembly

 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 … Continue reading Tuesday July 4th – Legislative Assembly

The Perks of Breast Milk

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 … Continue reading The Perks of Breast Milk

Students Speak up for Rural Concerns

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 … Continue reading Students Speak up for Rural Concerns