Partnership agreement with Ontario Parliament

Visiting delegationsThe Victorian Parliament has signed a partnership agreement with the Parliament of Ontario, Canada to encourage parliamentary links and information sharing.

The agreement was signed during a visit to Victoria by the Ontario Parliament’s Speaker Dave Levac and Clerk Deborah Deller.

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Parliamentary interns graduate

Library Interns 2016Thirty-five students from three universities have graduated from the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program.

Now in its 26th year, the internship program provides students with the opportunity to prepare research reports in consultation with members of the Victorian Parliament.

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Deakin Oration revives legacy of Affable Alfred

The Deakin Oration 2016An oration in honour of Alfred Deakin, Australia's second prime minister, has been presented at Parliament House.

Professor Emeritus Judith Brett from La Trobe University delivered The Deakin Oration for the 160th anniversary of Alfred Deakin’s birth.

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Powering community energy projects

Powering community energy projectsThe Victorian Parliament is looking at ways to power up community energy projects in Victoria and is inviting input from the public.

The Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee is investigating the benefits of community ownership in the energy sector and ways to encourage and support communities that wish to establish local renewable energy projects.

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Challenges of rural and regional councils

CouncilChallenges NEWSTHUMB 2The sustainability and operational challenges of rural and regional councils in Victoria are being examined in a new public inquiry.

“This new inquiry will look at the ways in which local councils deliver services to their communities and how it can be done in a sustainable and effective manner,” said Bronwyn Halfpenny, Chair of the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee.

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