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Bills for completion this week

Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Bill 2015
Access to Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2015
Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015
Consumer Acts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015
Education and Training Reform Amendment (Victorian Institute of Teaching) Bill 2015

For detailed and up to date information visit the Assembly home page.

Today in the Legislative Council

The Council starts sitting at 9.30 a.m. and General Business takes precedence today. Business likely to be debated is:

(1) Notice of Motion No. 216 - relating to a Supreme Court proceeding under s 27 of the Ombudsman Act 1973;
(2) Notice of Motion No. 215 - requesting leave for the Minister for Public Transport to appear before a Council Committee;
(3) Notice of Motion No. 218 - relating to findings regarding Mr Cesar Melhem in the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption Final Report;
(4) Notice of Motion No. 219 - relating to the Government's Executive Privilege claim in response to an order for the production of documents; and 
(5) Order of the Day No. 1 - resumption of debate on motion relating to the Andrews Government first year in office.
For full details, see the Notice Paper. The order of business listed above is a guide only and may be subject to change and other business may be debated.


Inquiry into the CFA Training College at Fiskville - Response to interim report

The Government has responded to the recommendations made in the Fiskville inquiry interim report. Read more

Inquiry into Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Have your say

The Family and Community Development Committee wants to hear from the community about the availability and adequacey of services for people with autism spectrum disorder.  Submissions to the inquiry are due by Friday, 22 April 2016. Read more

Inquiry into Infrastructure Projects - Public hearing

The chief executives of V/Line, Public Transport Victoria and Metro Trains will be questioned at a public hearing on Tuesday 9 February. Read more

School and Booked Tours

The Parliament of Victoria offers a range of activities for students at primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education levels. These activities include tours, role plays and metropolitan school visits.

Large groups or organisations of 6 or more people are also encouraged to book one of our tours. To check the availability of for each type of tour please click here.

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Sittings start with Acknowledgment of Country

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The new sitting year has started with a new tradition in the Legislative Assembly that recognises and pays respect to a traditional ceremony of Aboriginal peoples.

From today, at the...

Read more: Sittings start with Acknowledgment of Country

2016 events calendar

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The 2016 events calendar for the Victorian Parliament is now available.

This year we are celebrating the 160th anniversary of the Victorian Parliament and the 150th anniversary of our Hansard service.

Read more: 2016 events calendar

Parliament roadshow to visit regional centres


The Victorian Parliament’s popular regional visits program hits the road again in 2016.

The six regional centres to be visited this year are:

  • Shepparton in March
  • Inverloch in...
Read more: Parliament roadshow to visit regional centres

New flag poles for Parliament House


On Saturday 16 January two additional flag poles will be installed on top of Parliament House.

The installation will mean no flags will be flying on Parliament House on Saturday 16 and...

Read more: New flag poles for Parliament House

On This Day

Tuesday, 10 February, 2009

Premier John Brumby and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced the establishment of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority (VBRRA) to be headed by Victoria Police Chief Commissioner, Christine Nixon. The VBRRA examined the fatal bushfires which raged throughout Victoria on 7 February 2009 and days after.