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VEC to sponsor 2020 YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament

17 October 2019

We are excited to announce the Victorian Electoral Commission will once again support the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament program in 2020, extending our six-year relationship with the program.

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Communities United YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament team and VEC Commissioner Warwick Gately AM. Photo by YMCA Youth Press Gallery.

Aboriginal community outreach wrap

17 October 2019

Over the last few months, some of the events we have attended include the Richmond Football Club’s Korin Gamadji Institute, Djirra’s Sisters Day Out and Reconciliation Victoria’s Tour on Wadawurrung Country.

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Victorian Reconciliation Action Groups met for a tour of Wadawurrung Country, led by a Wadawurrung Traditional Owner. The weekend began with a smoking ceremony to welcome the group to Country.

150 hours with our Education and Inclusion intern

17 October 2019

At the end of August, LaTrobe University undergraduate Sinem Sahin joined the Education and Inclusion team for a 150-hour professional internship that will run until early November.

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Photo of VEC professional intern Sinem Sahin

Sharing data to save lives

17 September 2019

Each year more than 30,000 women aged 50 to 74 are invited to book a breast screening assessment. This early intervention program is delivered by BreastScreen Victoria, and is made possible in part due to a long-standing relationship with the VEC.

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Sharing data to save lives

Young people as future voters

17 September 2019

Teenagers are often presented as apathetic and uninterested about anything remotely political. It’s an odd stereotype, certainly, considering the historical and current examples of activism and engagement we see being led by teens. However, it is a stereotype which is sadly supported by voting statistics.

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Talking youth

Evolution of Democracy in Victoria

15 September 2019

Democracy means ‘government by the people’. But just who are the ‘people’ who are entitled to be involved in government? This term has become more inclusive over Victoria’s 168 years.

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Ceramic figures of suffragettes