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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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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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An Open Letter to the NSW Government

11 Aug 2021 - Media Releases

If you’re in business right now your life revolves around 11am: the daily NSW Government press conference. You wait, with bated breath, every 24 hours, for news that could make or break your organisation and the employees at the heart of it.

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Y NSW urges Government to play fair and support community sport, aquatics and recreation sector

11 Aug 2021 - Media Releases

The YMCA NSW (the Y NSW) is calling on the NSW Government to support the community sport, aquatics and recreation sector survive.

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New community pantry launched at Y Lakeside Leisure Centre

The Y NSW, Coles and SecondBite have joined forces at Lakeside Leisure Centre to help ensure ACT residents experiencing food insecurity don’t go hungry.

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Y NSW celebrates a win for Camden

30 Jul 2021 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The YMCA NSW (Y NSW) will continue as manager of Mount Annan Leisure Centre (MALC) and the Camden War Memorial Pool until at least 2023, following the organisation’s reappointment as operator by Camden Council.

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Y NSW Youth Parliamentarians weigh in on vaccination debate

The Y NSW Youth Parliament has voted in favour of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all Australians and visitors to Australia, in a mock debate chaired by Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Veterans, the Hon. James Griffin MP.

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Y NSW keeps minds & bodies active for free through lockdown

With Greater Sydney plunged into lockdown, the Y NSW is staying committed to connection, offering virtual opportunities to promote active wellness at home for the young and the young at heart.

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