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Y NSW commitment to Reconciliation Action Plan

27 May 2022 - DiversityMedia Releases

To honour and celebrate National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June), the Y NSW has taken an important step forward in its journey with the development of a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

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The Y NSW selected OSHC provider for Carlingford West Public School

26 May 2022 - Media ReleasesOSHC

The Y NSW is thrilled to announce it has been selected as the Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) provider for Carlingford West Public School.

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Mount Annan Leisure Centre shines in safety audit

24 May 2022 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Mount Annan Leisure Centre has earned top marks in Royal Life Saving Society Australia’s industry-wide safety assessment, cementing the Y NSW's position as a leader in aquatics management.

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Big Splash at Port Macquarie Family Fun Day

16 May 2022 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Hundreds of residents have flocked to the Y NSW Family Fun Day at Port Macquarie Olympic Pool on Saturday 14 May, with more than 200 locals enjoying perfect weather and a big day of fun activities.

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New NSW Leader of the House Elected - At the Y NSW’s Youth Parliament Camp for 2022

As Morrison and Albanese campaign across the country for their shot as Prime Minister, more than 80 young people from across NSW and the ACT gathered on the long weekend to train up for a ‘takeover’ of the Legislative Council at NSW Parliament in July.

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Thumbs up for new and improved Y Space Cooma

14 Apr 2022 - COVID-19Media Releases

Young people have a new space to gather and relax following the reopening of the upgraded Y Space Cooma on Wednesday.

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The Y NSW new aquatic centre partner with Port Macquarie Hastings Council

06 Apr 2022 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The Y NSW is celebrating the announcement that we will take on the management of four public swimming pools owned by Port Macquarie Hastings Council (PMHC).

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Inspired Young Australians deliver powerful message in Presentation of Bills Ceremony

Months of hard work and debate culminated in Youth Parliamentarians presenting nine Bills to NSW Ministers at Parliament House on 31 March 2022.

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The Ys Wow at Mardi Gras!

Quite simply it was a night we'll never forget! The Y NSW and YWCA Australia came together for their first ever Mardi Gras Parade. A team of 40 dancers represented both organisations – and love in all shapes and sizes – united to shine on the LGBTQIA+ community’s biggest stage of all.

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Y NSW and YWCA get together for Mardi Gras debut

25 Feb 2022 - Media Releases

The Y NSW will be taking part in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade for the first time in the organisation’s 148-year history. To mark the occasion, the Y NSW is partnering with the YWCA Australia.

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NSW Youth Governor 2022 announced as Youth Parliament wraps up a week of inspiring debates

The Y NSW has wrapped up an inspiring week of Youth Parliament 2021, with Member for Bega, Abbey Dawson, announced as Youth Governor 2022. Ms Dawson has been the Deputy Premier for the 2021 Youth Parliament program.

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The Y commences week-long Youth Parliament empowering young people in the legislative process

17 Jan 2022 - Media Releases

The Y NSW has officially launched the 2021 Youth Parliament today, welcoming 90 young people from across New South Wales for an exciting week of legislative debate and decision making. The 2021 Youth Parliament program is taking place in January following its postponement from July 2021 due to Stay at Home Orders.

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Youth Parliament 2021 - Live Blog

Welcome to the 2021 Y NSW Youth Parliament Live Blog. Lyndal Stuart writing this week, direct from our virtual Youth Parliament where we will convene for the 19th year. We’ll post as sessions conclude, so please feel free to read from the bottom up and enjoy this inspiring week with the Y NSW.

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The Y Youth Parliament goes Virtual in January 2022

The Y NSW was due to commence its Youth Parliament program – including a residential camp at Sydney Olympic Park Lodge and the iconic experience at Parliament House – on Saturday 15 January 2022. The program was already delayed due to the Stay-at-Home Orders, which were in place at the time the program was initially scheduled for July 2021. With the Omicron variant so widespread throughout New South Wales, the Y has taken the difficult decision to make the Youth Parliament program virtual for January 2022. The Y has taken this decision in keeping with our values, because we are committed to acting with the interests of safety, responsibility, honesty, care and respect at all times – particularly in regard to young people.

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The Y NSW announces its holiday business hours

As the holiday season approaches, the Y NSW would like to wish its members a very merry time over the break. Changed opening hours are being introduced at Y NSW centres over the holiday period.

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Prue Warrilow is announced as the new Chair of the Board of Directors for the Y NSW

16 Dec 2021 - Media Releases

On Wednesday 15 December 2021, the Board of Directors of the Y NSW elected Prue Warrilow to be the new Chair of the organisation.

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The Y NSW opens Tea Gardens Swimming Pool just in time for summer

04 Dec 2021 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The Tea Gardens Swimming Pool is set to be officially opened this weekend by the Y NSW, just in time for the summer season.

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Youth Unemployment Rates are Rising: If you’re looking for a great opportunity, the Y NSW has 250 of them

19 Nov 2021 - Media Releases

The word on the street when it comes to youth unemployment is not a positive one – Australian Bureau Statistics figures show a jump from just under 11 percent in September to just over 13 percent in October. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s a 21 percent increase since September and underemployment stands at 17.5 percent for young people.

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Y NSW Welcomes new Child Safe Standards

15 Nov 2021 - Media Releases

The Y NSW applauds new legislation for Child Safe Standards, which provides a regulatory framework for organisations working directly with children. The new Child Safe Scheme applies to organisations in sport and recreation, early childhood education and care, education and out-of-home care providers.

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The Y NSW announces its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

06 Oct 2021 - COVID-19Media Releases

The health and wellbeing of the community is, and will always be, at the heart of the Y NSW’s purpose.

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