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Today In Parliament

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Today in the Legislative Assembly

Bills for completion this week

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2017
Family Violence Protection Amendment Bill 2017
Jury Directions and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2017
Ports and Marine Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

For detailed and up to date information visit Assembly Live.

Today in the Legislative Council

The Council starts sitting at 9.30am today and Government Business takes precedence.

Business likely to be debated is:

  1. Education and Care Services National Law Amendment Bill 2017
  2. Victorian Planning Authority Bill 2016
  3. Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) Amendment Bill 2017
  4. Public Administration Amendment (Public Sector Communication Standards) Bill 2016
  5. Small Business Commission Bill 2016

Please note the order of business listed above is a guide only and is subject to change.

Committees

Inquiry into Ride Sourcing Services - Report tabled

The Economy and Infrastructure Committee has today tabled its report on ride sourcing services, calling for a level playing field for all commercial passenger vehicle operations in Victoria. The Committee has recommended that the Legislative Council defer debate on... Read more

Inquiry into Lowering the Probationary Driving Age in Victoria to Seventeen - Report tabled

A Parliamentary committee report has recommended, by majority decision, lowering Victoria’s P-plate driving age to 17.  In making this recommendation, the Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee found that young people in non-urban areas may be at greater risk of... Read more

Inquiry into the Owners Corporations Amendment (Short-Stay Accommodation) Bill 2016 - Public hearings

On Friday 24 March, the Environment and Planning Committee will hold the first public hearing for its inquiry into proposed legislation on short-stay accommodation. The public hearing on the Owners Corporations Amendment (Short-Stay Accommodation) Bill 2016 will be held... 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 for each type of tour please click here.

Parliament House in the 21st Century

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Legislative Council opens up to e‑petitions

E-petitionsThe Legislative Council has introduced e‑petitions, providing a 21st century update for a longstanding parliamentary tradition.

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Community day at Parliament House

Open Day 2017“What a great day,” said Filomena Lamonato, after attending Parliament House Open Day on Sunday 19 March.

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University exhibition looks to the future

La Trobe ExhibitionLa Trobe University is celebrating its 50th year with an exhibition at Parliament House.

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New Deputy Speaker elected

Maree EdwardsMaree Edwards, the Member for Bendigo West, has been elected Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

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39th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly elected

Speaker Colin BrooksColin Brooks, the Member for Bundoora, has been elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

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Robot presents at parliamentary hearing

NAO In a parliamentary first for Victoria, a robot has presented at a hearing by the Family and Community Development Committee.

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Portrait unveiled for historic collection

DenisNapthinePortrait ThumbThe historic Premiers Portraits collection at Parliament House has a new addition after the portrait of Victoria’s 47th Premier, the Hon Dr Denis Napthine, was unveiled.

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On This Day

Tuesday, 23 March, 2004

Former Victorian Premier Sir Rupert James Hamer died.