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Thursday 30th June 2016 – Legislative Assembly

June 30, 2016

By Rebekah Andrews 9:35am- In the Legislative Assembly this morning, the Mandatory Indigenous Seat on All Victorian Councils Bill is being read and debated. 9:37am- The government argues against the bill, that instead there should be adopted a program similar to that of support for women in local councils. 9:47am- “They  must be able to stand on their own merits” […]

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Young Victorians look to shape their own education

June 24, 2014

The Swinburne University team will fight for the rights of fellow students and graduates, as they demand for compulsory internship programs within Victoria. The group of six has created a statewide “industry based” learning program after researching similar programs available to them within their own university. By introducing a compulsory internship program for Victorian companies, […]

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Young students tackle big issue

June 18, 2014

They may be young, but they are taking on a big issue. A group of passionate Melbourne students are tackling climate change by proposing a new Bill aimed at reducing carbon emission by 20%. The six students from Melbourne Girls College (MGC) have developed ‘The Compulsory Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Building Bill’, as part of the […]

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Optional voting rights for young Victorians

June 18, 2014

Secondary students are demanding an optional voting system for 16 and 17 year olds in Victorian State elections. Six students from Westbourne Grammar School have drafted the Optional Youth Voting in Victoria Bill for the upcoming Youth Parliament in July. The Bill allows young people aged 16 and 17 to vote in State elections, yet […]

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Push for compulsory driving tests for Victorians aged over 65

June 18, 2014

Phoenix Community College will see their third consecutive team take part in the YMCA Youth Parliament program this year, with the team debating a Bill for mandatory driving tests for elderly citizens. The six young team members have aimed to implement the Bill in order to reduce the Victorian road toll. “[The] road toll relating […]

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Call for alcohol to come in plain packaging to protect the young

June 18, 2014

Students from Melbourne’s Korin Gamadji Institute are fighting for alcohol to come in plain packaging just like cigarettes. The group of students have drafted the Bill, ‘Act relating to the Plain Packaging of Alcohol’, to be debated in this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament. If successful, the Bill could be passed on to the Victorian Parliament, […]

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Bendigo students set equality as priority for Victoria

June 16, 2014

A group of Bendigo students are demanding changes to the Equal Opportunity Act by seeking to remove the exemption of religious institutions from discrimination laws. The students will represent Bendigo in the YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament program, where they will have the opportunity to debate their Bill in Victorian Parliament. “All abilities for religious organisations […]

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