The outstanding annual student event My Vote My Voice, conducted by the National Council of Women of Victoria, is being held in the Legislative Council Chamber of Parliament House Melbourne on the new date of Monday November 8th 2021, 9:00-12:30pm, due to the COVID situation and one person per 4sq metres limit.
Students from government and independent schools in Melbourne and Geelong, covering the full spread of multicultural backgrounds in our Victorian community, will address the topic: My Vote My Voice: Democracy - Past; Present; Future. Is politics structured to benefit society in the future? This is designed to encourage students to consider what the future political system may look like in order to benefit all of society in the future.
Students carry out research, collect data from their peers and others to gain views on the future of our political system. Students are invited to make a group presentation of their findings in the Legislative Council Chamber.
At this event, we will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the forerunner to the League of Women Voters, Australia and the 75th+1 of LWV Victoria. Keynote speaker will be distinguished Professor Marilyn Lake AO, sharing the history of voting in Victoria, when women were first able to vote, when voting became compulsory and the part LWVV played.
The quality of past student presentations has been outstanding and inspiring, so there is no reason why these students should not make a genuine and valuable contribution to the challenges of improving the participation of Victorian Youth in our democratic processes.
For further information please contact Pam Hammond, Convenor