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Leyla Quartermaine and her godson

Thank you for empowering me every day to be better... 04.08.20

Koorie Youth Council

I recently bought Brigg’s new children’s book, Our Home, Our Heartbeat. In the beginning of the book there is a quote from Briggs that reads, ‘our job is to be good, so you can be great’. That’s really it isn’t it, it is our job to be good, so our children and future generations have the spaces to be great,...

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Lillian

COVID-19, Complaints & Community By Lillian Arnold-Rendell 30.07.20

Koorie Youth Council

So here we go, COVID-19 lockdown take 2 for Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. Whoo-hoo. Deadly, aye? Honestly, I don’t know about you mob out there, but I’m struggling and things are hard. I know for many of us out there COVID-19 has put a hold on study plans, work and in general, the ability to live our lives, see our...

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Media Release: KYC calls on the Victorian Government to take... 28.07.20

Koorie Youth Council

Koorie Youth Council (KYC) call on the Victorian Government to proceed with raising the age of criminal responsibility after the Councils of Attorney-General decision to postpone. Raising the age from 10 to 14 years is crucial to protect and support children and is a matter of urgency. “It is incredibly disheartening that our leaders have yet again, not taken leadership...

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Raise the Age campaign

Raise the Age campaign 09.07.20

Koorie Youth Council

Join the call to #RaisetheAge of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years. The national Raise the Age alliance is calling for all state, territory and Commonwealth governments to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia to 14. Children and young people belong with their families, communities and culture. Sign the petition: www.raisetheage.org.au

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Leyla Quartermaine

Pressing pause this NAIDOC week 09.07.20

Koorie Youth Council

Although, NAIDOC has been postponed to later in the year, it’s still important to take time this week to celebrate who you are as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young person, for all your Blakness.  NAIDOC for me, has always been a time to press pause on other demands and be present. Usually it’s a week of seeing mob you haven’t seen in too...

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