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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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Students take underage cosmetic surgery debate to Spring St.

June 24, 2014

The Gannawarra Youth Council is demanding mandatory regulation of cosmetic surgery for minors. Body image has been a long-discussed issue for adolescents, with evidence suggesting that 31% of young Australians express dissatisfaction with their bodily or facial appearances. The team’s Bill states that for minor’s ages between 15 and 17, “the joint consent of both […]

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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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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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Ivanhoe Girls seek change in Victorian drinking culture

June 16, 2014

Ivanhoe Girls Grammar will shatter a staunchly held stereotype about young Australians and alcohol, with their Bill proposing to raise the age people can buy alcohol. The group of six said they want to lift the drinking age from 18 to 21, because it is an issue that will affect them in the next couple […]

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The Kilmore International School students expect international focus

June 13, 2014

With students originating from as far as China, Indonesia, India and Japan, The Kilmore International School has immersed itself in a multicultural environment. Year 11 student Irene Park was born in South Korea, moving to Australia when she was three. She has studied three languages, in addition to her fluent English and Korean. Park and […]

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