Youth

Thursday 30th June 2016 – Legislative Council

June 30, 2016

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 […]

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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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365 days until another P Plate discussion?

June 28, 2016

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 […]

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Ending Racism is Crucial to Mount Alexander Shire Participants

June 28, 2016

By Rebekah Andrews Cultural illiteracy is a significant problem in Victoria, which is why six students from Mount Alexander Shire fought for it at State Parliament today, participating in the YMCA’s Victorian Youth Parliament program. They offered the Compulsory Cultural Literacy Education Bill 2016 and debated it amid arguments that it was adding work to […]

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Newhaven College Students Introduce Psychologists in Schools

June 28, 2016

By Kim Koelmeyer Newhaven College’s Youth Parliament bill passed the Legislative Assembly with resounding support this afternoon. The Implementing the School Psychologists Program Bill aimed to install one psychologist per 300 students in every state primary and secondary school in Victoria. Newhaven College team member Jessie Van Hamond said the bill is of utmost importance, […]

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A Close Margin: Students Push for Seniors to Display ‘S Plates’

June 28, 2016

By Christiane Barro   Students from Overnewton Anglican College have failed to pass a bill at Youth Parliament this afternoon aimed at ensuring strict new conditions for senior drivers. Under the proposed scheme, drivers aged 75 and older who fail a medically assessed driving test would have to display ‘S Plates’ and hold a modified […]

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Wangaratta Youths to Tackle Drug Overdose at Events

June 28, 2016

By Sunny Liu Wangaratta High School students are tackling drug overdose at public events in Victoria, proposing a bill to implement drug-testing facilities at venues.   The bill passed Youth Parliament unanimously and will be presented to the corresponding Minister, with a chance to influence state legislation. The six students from Wangaratta High School drafted […]

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