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Aboriginal elders address Legislative Assembly.
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Today In Parliament
Today is a sitting day
Today in the Legislative Council
The Council starts sitting at 9.30 a.m. today and Government Business takes precedence.
Business likely to be debated is:
- Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill 2017.
- Children and Justice Legislation Amendment (Youth Justice Reform) Bill 2017.
- Appropriation (Parliament 2017-2018) Bill 2017.
- Appropriation (2017-2018) Bill 2017.
The order of business lsited above is a guide only and is subject to change.
Please note, the Legislative Assembly is not sitting today.
Inquiry into Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Report tabledThe Family and Community Development Committee has recommended access to better diagnostic and clinical services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and a more inclusive approach in planning and delivering services. In its report tabled in Parliament today,... Read more
Inquiry into Civics and Electoral Participation in Victorian State Parliamentary Elections - Have your sayThe Electoral Matters Committee is conducting an inquiry into civics and electoral participation in Victorian State parliamentary elections. Issues being examined include electoral and civics education, strategies to reduce informal voting,... Read more
Inquiry into Perinatal Services - Have your sayThe health, care and wellbeing of mothers and babies in Victoria during the perinatal period is being examined by the Family and Community Development Committee, which is inviting community input to its inquiry. Submissions close 14 July 2017. Read more
School and Booked Tours
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Parliament House in the 21st Century
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Aboriginal elders address Legislative Assembly
On an historic day in the Victorian Parliament, Aboriginal elders have addressed the Legislative Assembly.Read more
New ways to connect youth with parliament
Youth leaders from the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and The Push Inc have shared their views and ideas on better connecting young Victorians with parliament.Read more
New paper assesses Parliament’s independence
The Parliamentary Library has published a new paper on how Parliament is faring in maintaining its independence from Executive Government.Read more
Parliamentary Library Fellowships announced
Dr Marilyn McMahon from Deakin University and Dr Brian Coffey from RMIT University have been appointed Parliamentary Library Fellows for 2017.Read more
2017-18 budget presented to parliament
Treasurer Tim Pallas has presented Victoria’s 2017–18 state budget to parliament. It is the third budget for the Andrews Government.Read more
Digital records expanded
The Victorian Parliament’s collection of digital resources has been expanded with the Legislative Council’s complete minutes of proceedings now available online.Read more
Legislative Council opens up to e‑petitions
The Legislative Council has introduced e‑petitions, providing a 21st century update for a longstanding parliamentary tradition.Read more
On This Day
Alicia Katz became the first female candidate to stand for a seat in the Victorian Parliament. She contested the Legislative Assembly seat of Barwon as a Labor candidate but was unsuccessful, gaining 30.46% of the vote.