How does Homelessness affect young people?

On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless. 42% are 25 years or under. Mental illness is higher in young people experiencing homelessness than the broader young population. (Statistics from Homelessness Australia) When you think about homelessness, the image of an old bearded man, sitting on a park bench with a […]

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On the road again.. where are we next?

After several months of delivering teacher workshops on student voice during the VicSRC Conferences we are on the road again! If you cannot make it to the one of the following events, we can always deliver a tailored professional development session in your school. You can email us at education@vec.vic.gov.au or complete our booking form. […]

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What does it mean to be an Active Citizen?

Discussing, Learning, Upskilling, Influencing, Facilitating, Uniting, Connecting, Making change… Active citizens do many ‘things’ to improve the lives of others. They contribute to social justice in their community by taking action on issues in order to make a difference. They question the way things are done. Active citizenship can be demonstrated globally, nationally and locally. […]

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Bringing the VEC to you

Do you want to enhance the experience of the Passport to Democracy program with your students? Then why not have a VEC education officer deliver a mock election in your classroom! We will bring voting screens, ballot papers, and ballot box to replicate a voting centre. This 75 minute incursion will include: roles at the […]

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Newspaper with a 'free speech' headline

Free Speech. Just how free should it be?

Freedom of speech is defined as the right of people to express their opinions publicly without governmental interference, subject to the laws against libel, incitement to violence or rebellion, etc. Free speech is a fundamental part of our democracy. But does that mean we have the right to say anything we want? What if our […]

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