Show Us Your Breast Milk!

By Anthea Batsakis Victoria's youth are keeping abreast of infant health as they unanimously passed a bill to make breast milk donations more accessible in Youth Parliament. The bill, spearheaded by students from Moonee Valley Council, was hotly debated as the refuting team said it needed more regulations to work. Mater Christ College refuting member … Continue reading Show Us Your Breast Milk!

Mental Health a Real Issue for Youth

Originally published in the Education Matters Magazine. By Netania Lim     Melbourne Girls College students taking part in this year’s YMCA Youth Parliament have argued for improving Victorian students’ education in mental health. The team of six Melbourne College students believe mental health deserves much greater prominence in the Victorian school curriculum and is … Continue reading Mental Health a Real Issue for Youth

Thursday 30th June 2016 – Legislative Council

By Rochelle Kirkham 9.38am The debate is underway on the Equal Access to Breast Milk Donations Bill in the Legislative Council! 9.40am Currently in Victoria, the only established breast milk bank is within the Mercy hospital. The sponsors argue breast milk donations should be readily available to help premature babies receive nutrients. 9.41am  The Opposition questions, "is … Continue reading Thursday 30th June 2016 – Legislative Council

Thursday 30th June 2016 – Legislative Assembly

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" … Continue reading Thursday 30th June 2016 – Legislative Assembly

365 days until another P Plate discussion?

By Maggy Liu If you were to guess the issue being discussed in Youth Parliament for the sixth time in its 30-year history, what would you say? Would it be gay marriage? Or maybe legalising marijuana? Perhaps euthanasia? Surprisingly, an issue first raised in 1987 is to lower the probationary driving age from 18 to … Continue reading 365 days until another P Plate discussion?