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 Simone Costa

Hey, I’m Simone. I’m a final year Bachelor of Media and Communication student at La Trobe University. I’m excited to be a Youth Parliament journalist and amplify the voices of young people, 
particularly when it comes to climate change and First Nations justice. Outside of the YPG and Uni, I love video games, language learning and coffee!

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Tell us about your work

Oonah/Yarra Ranges has a bill that if passed will place First Nations Reconciliation Action Plans in all Victorian schools. Moyne has a bill that if passed will establish a Victorian Committee For Sustainable Agriculture.