About YMCA Victoria’s Youth Press Gallery

YMCA Victoria’s Youth Press Gallery is a program for young people aged between 16-25 currently studying, or who have an interest in, political journalism, photography, or filming to gain valuable experience serving as the Press Gallery for the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament program. In this series of blogs we are proud to introduce you to the members of the 2020 Youth Press Gallery, and share their achievements and published works during their time with the program.

Introducing Jacob Gamble

I’m Jacob, an inner city leftie with a passion for storytelling, grassroots change, and all things queer. I’m studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Journalism at Monash University. On the side, I host Monday Breaky on 3CR Community Radio, and write for MOJO News. I’m thrilled to be on the Press Gallery this year reporting on a cohort of very inspiring young change makers.

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One of my teams is advocating to Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility from 10 to 14. Their Bill is about strengthening alternative education and rehabilitation for young people engaging in crime. My other team is pushing for better mental health care systems in VIC, proposing a centralised data collection system and a greater focus on accessibility of mental health services.