The Bills

The six young people from each Youth Parliament Team will conceive a Bill within the jurisdiction of Victorian law making, and just as in real Parliament, take it to the top end of Spring Street for debate amongst their peers. If voted through and passed by the members of the House, Bills are given assent by the Youth Governor of Victoria. Bills are then handed to the Government to be considered by the relevant Government Ministers.

This year the following Bills are being debate:

 

Team

Bill Title

Castlemaine Secondary College

The Prevention and Minimisation of Harmful Effects Surrounding Gambling and Betting Bill 2018

Dandenong Ranges

Implementation of Area Catchment Buses on Code Red and Extreme Fire Days 2018

DeafHood (Deaf Children Australia)

Compulsory Captioning in Victorian Cinemas Bill 2018

Ovens Murray Youth

Increased Support for Wellbeing Programs in Secondary Schools Bill 2018

Gleneagles Secondary College

Public Availability of Sanitary Products Bill 2018

Hoppers Crossing Secondary College

Sex and Gender Education Bill 2018

Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Food Production and Wastage Regulation Bill 2018

KGI - Korin Gamadji Institute

Compulsory Drug Education in Victorian Secondary Schools Bill 2018

Mildura Rural City Council

Out of Home Care Support Reform Bill 2018

Newhaven College

Sugar Taxation and Health Warning Labels Bill 2018

Overnewton

Prohibit Children's Access to Gambling Within Online Gaming Bill 2018

PLC (Presbyterian Ladies' College)

Family Violence Rehabilitation Program Bill 2018

St Bede's College

Soft Skills Education Development Bill 2018

Tarneit Senior College

Mandatory Roof Top Gardens on CBD Government Buildings Bill 2018

The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)

Fostering Positive Relationships Bill 2018

Wangaratta High School

Awareness of Plastic Water Bottles Impact Bill 2018

Wellington Shire Council

Lowering the Breast Screening age from 50-25 Bill 2018

Westbourne

Rape Trial Reform Bill 2018

Wonthaggi Secondary College

Reform on Youth Court Services Bill 2018

YMCA Manningham/Donvale Christian College

Disability Accessibility Buildings Bill 2018

 

In the Victorian Youth Parliament's 31 year history, more than 25 pieces of State Legislation have originated in the Youth Parliament, including:

  • Roadside Drug Testing for Drivers
  • Over the Counter Availability of the Morning After Pill
  • Mandatory Wearing of a Bicycle Helmet
  • Removal of Glass from Identified High-Risk Entertainment Venues
  • Gun Reformation Laws

The Youth Parliament is unique in its capacity to provide an ongoing and accurate cross section of youth opinions throughout the state. The Youth Parliamentarians choose, and subsequently debate the issues that they have selected. It is for this reason the Youth Parliament continues to produce such a potent response from the sitting Government, and generate interest from the Media.

 


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