Hitting the right note for Music Week

MMWMelbourne Music Week is coming to Parliament House this year, with two events scheduled.

To kick off the week, Live at the Steps will be a free, all-ages gig on the steps of Parliament House on 11 November.

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Courageous petitioners celebrated

SuffrageexhibitionthumbnailThe 125th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Petition has been celebrated in Melbourne and in Ballarat.

The Governor of Victoria, the Hon Linda Dessau AM, delivered the keynote address at an anniversary forum held at Parliament House.

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Community input invited on plastic bag bill

Plastic Bag BillPublic submissions are being invited on legislation to restrict the supply and sale of plastic bags in Victoria.

The Victorian Parliament’s Environment and Planning Committee is conducting an inquiry into the Environment Protection Amendment (Banning Plastic Bags, Packaging and Microbeads) Bill 2016.

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Long trek to Chinese fortunes

Commemorative walkThe contribution of Chinese people to the development of Victoria is being recognised in a new exhibition that has opened at Parliament House.

On show in Queen’s Hall from 19 to 23 September, ‘Chinese Fortunes’ traces the history of Chinese settlers in colonial Victoria between 1851 and 1901, and considers their impact on contemporary Australia.

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Support for road rule changes to protect cyclists

BicyclePassing NEWSTHUMBLegislation that would introduce minimum distances when motorists pass cyclists has been supported by the Economy and Infrastructure Committee.

If passed by Parliament, the Overtaking Bicycles Bill would require drivers to maintain a minimum gap of between 1 metre and 1.5 metres when overtaking cyclists.

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