‘S Plates Will Not Make Seniors Safer’, Experts Say

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 … Continue reading ‘S Plates Will Not Make Seniors Safer’, Experts Say

Cultural Literacy Emerges at Youth Parliament

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 … Continue reading Cultural Literacy Emerges at Youth Parliament

Getting Pot Through Parliament

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 … Continue reading Getting Pot Through Parliament

A Bill for Safe Injecting Centres Passes through YP

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 … Continue reading A Bill for Safe Injecting Centres Passes through YP

Victoria’s Youth Add Their Voice to Duck Hunting Debate

Image: Billboards have popped up across Melbourne featuring sport stars holding a slaughtered duck.“Duck shooting is not a sport,” the advertisement reads. Animals Australia have ramped up their campaign against duck shooting and so has Victoria’s youth. By Rochelle Kirkham This article originally appeared on SYN 90.7 Listen to SYN 90.7 audio on Youth Parliament's bill … Continue reading Victoria’s Youth Add Their Voice to Duck Hunting Debate