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Youth Governor Arlo shares his YP story!

The first day speaking in NSW Parliament House was life changing and I’ve never looked back. ...

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Ruby's YP Story

I started my journey with YMCA NSW Youth Parliament as a participant in 2009, which seems like a lifetime ago. ...

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Alex Coburn Shares his YP story!

The YMCA NSW Youth Parliament was a highlight of my 2013. I know, I know, it’s a big call, after ...

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Elise Delpiano tells her Youth Parliament Story

Nearly three years ago, when I was just finishing Year 11, I was having a chat and catch up over ...

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Esther Shim talks about her time with Youth Parliament!

So here I was, a naïve, “North Shore princess.” Little did I know that this program would be a complete ...

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Ricky Sharp talks about his Youth Parliament Experience

Youth Parliament actually changes everything. It has made me the person who I’ve become today; a more confident and more ...

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Like cars, like bikes. Like rules apply.

With the number of casualties of cyclists rising to a new height, a different approach for cyclists on the roads ...

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You have the right to remain silent?

Youth MPs call debate the right to silence in Youth Parliament 2014.

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Investment into the future… is it too expensive?

To the Environment and Heritage Committee, climate change is a serious issue and they were gravely concerned about the environment ...

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Recognition of Indigenous Carers

The first Bill to be passed unanimously at Youth Parliament 2014 was debated on the first morning, and the honour ...

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Youth MP’s Create “Job’s Plan”

A week after former Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes called for “job’s” plan, the YMCA NSW Youth Parliament has passed ...

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Corporate greed and corporate neglect

How often do you hear and see young people debating and trying to bring about a change for both the ...

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Youth Members Challenging Media Outlets

1 in 5 Australians have suffered from mental illness at some point in their lives yet the stigma that surrounds ...

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Rent or Buy Scheme, the ‘Australian Dream’

Dependence is the one word Youth Members try to overcome. They work hard to stand for independence and so it ...

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Youth MPs Treat Preventative Sexual Services Bill Seriously

On Tuesday afternoon, the Youth MPs of the Legislative Assembly debated the Opposition-sponsored Preventative Sexual Services Bill. The bill aimed ...

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Community sport kicked out of the Lower House

On the second day of the youth sitting week, the Communities Committee’s ‘Community Sport Bill’ was debated in the Legislative ...

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Youth MPs come out as pro-choice

On the first sitting day of the YMCA NSW Youth Parliament for 2014, Youth Members of Parliament debated the first ...

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Youth MP’s Demand better Health Care for Persons with a Disability

The YMCA NSW Youth Parliament overwhelmingly voted today to improve the healthcare of persons with a disability through implementation of ...

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Hear us on issues that affect our regions

Before the conclusion of the first day of the YMCA NSW Youth Parliament, the Legislative Assembly held a Regional Debate ...

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Mandatory Sentencing quashed by Youth Parliament

As one punch incidents are making the public outraged, the Criminal Justice Committee presented their report to the Legislative Council ...

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Youth MLCs knock back regulation of synthetic drugs

To conclude the first day of sitting week, the 2014 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament’s Drug and Alcohol Policy Reform Committee ...

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An honorable bill to show gratitude for our volunteers

We always expect heated arguments and disagreements in the Parliament from the Government and the Opposition, we could not say ...

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Parents to determine education system

The Educational Infrastructure and Resource Planning Committee’s report was debated on the first sitting day of the 2014 YMCA NSW ...

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A 4-Day Suspension is not a punishment; it’s a holiday, say young people

YMCA NSW Youth Parliament 2014 started off in the Legislative Assembly this week with the introduction of the School Suspension ...

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Youth Parliament Smacks Down Physical Punishment

Youth MPs in the Legislative Assembly had their first practice debate on the topic of smacking children.  ...

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Youth Parliament Hits out at Mandatory Sentencing

Youth Members of the Legislative Council have practice debate on Mandatory Sentences for Coward Punches.  ...

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The Hand Over

What a year. What a Week. What a time in my life. Being the YMCA NSW Youth Governor for the last ...

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