Found: Speaker

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 26 October 2023 > In the News

Three weeks after Kevin McCarthy became the first ever Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to be voted out of the Speaker’s chair, the House finally elected a new Speaker on 25 October, the fourth candidate to attempt election: Mike Johnson from Louisiana. Johnson was elected on his first try on Wednesday, with all … Continue reading “Found: Speaker”

Australia Says No in Indigenous Representation Referendum 

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 18 October 2023 > In the News Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée

On 14 October, Australians voted 60-40% against a referendum proposal on a change to the Constitution that would have given Indigenous Australians a greater voice in the legislature. If approved, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice would have been a consultative body to advise lawmakers on issues affecting Indigenous Australians.  Labor Prime Minister Anthony … Continue reading “Australia Says No in Indigenous Representation Referendum “

Wanted: Speaker

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 06 October 2023 > In the News

On 3 October, Kevin McCarthy became the first ever Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to be voted out of his role. He had already made the news when had had to face 15 separate votes before being elected Speaker in January – most of the opposition coming from his own Republican Party. The … Continue reading “Wanted: Speaker”

Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2023

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 September 2023 > In the News Shine Bright Collège

The Commonwealth Youth Awards honour young people from around the world for their work trying to advance one or more of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s winner, Maya Kirti Nanan from Trinidad and Tobago, founded an organisation to help people with autism in her Caribbean island home.  The Commonwealth is a voluntary association … Continue reading “Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2023”

Teens Sue Montana Over Climate Change

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 04 September 2023 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

The first of a series of lawsuits by young U.S. citizens against state and federal governments over climate change has come to trial. Held v. Montana was the subject of a two-week court case in June. Sixteen young Montanans accused their state of  violating their constitutional rights to a “clean and healthful environment”; to seek … Continue reading “Teens Sue Montana Over Climate Change”

Teens Sue Montana Over Climate Change old

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 30 August 2023 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

The first of a series of lawsuits by young U.S. citizens against state and federal governments over climate change has come to trial. Held v. Montana was the subject of a two-week court case in June. Sixteen young Montanans accused their state of  violating their constitutional rights to a “clean and healthful environment”; to seek … Continue reading “Teens Sue Montana Over Climate Change old”

Young Inventors Sail Model Boats Around Antarctica

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 25 July 2023 > In the News

Scottish brothers Ollie and Harry Ferguson are just 13 and 11, but they’ve dedicated their lives to having adventures. The latest one is building two model boats that have been launched to sail around Antarctica and collect scientific data about the ocean and the air. Ollie and Harry already have a Guinness World Record for … Continue reading “Young Inventors Sail Model Boats Around Antarctica”

Australia to Hold Referendum on Indigenous Representation

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 26 June 2023 > In the News Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée

Australia will hold a referendum later this year on a change to the Constitution that would give Indigenous Australians a greater voice in the legislature. If approved, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice would be a consultative body which would advise lawmakers on issues affecting Indigenous Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who … Continue reading “Australia to Hold Referendum on Indigenous Representation”