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Women's Suffrage Petition 125th Anniversary

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Today In Parliament

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Today in the Legislative Assembly

Bills for completion this week

Alpine Resorts Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Bill 2016
Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016
State Taxation Acts Further Amendment Bill 20161
Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Amendment (Abolition of the Penalty Fares Scheme) Bill 2016

For detailed and up to date information visit Assembly Live

Today in the Legislative Council

The Council starts sitting at 12.00 p.m.

Business likely to be debated is:

1. Corrections Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

2. Estate Agents Amendment (Underquoting) Bill 2016

3. Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Amendment Bill 2016

4. Victorian Fisheries Authority Bill 2016

5. Powers of Attorney Amendment Bill 2016

For full details, see the Notice Paper. The order of business listed above is a guide only; it is subject to change and other business may be debated.


Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector - Public hearings

Lendlease, Baptcare and UnitingCare Harrison will present their views to the retirement housing inquiry at a public hearing on Wednesday 26 October. The public hearing by the Legal and Social Issues Committee will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:15... Read more

Inquiry into Infrastructure Projects - Public hearings

The Economy and Infrastructure Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday 26 October for its inquiry into infrastructure projects. The Committee will hear from representatives of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Transurban and the Level Crossing Removal Authority. The... Read more

Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria's Rural and Regional Councils - Have your say

The sustainability and operational challenges of rural and regional councils in Victoria are being examined in a new public inquiry by the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee. “This new inquiry will look at the ways in which local... 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.

Parliament House in the 21st Century

Watch as the new addition to Parliament House takes shape

 Parliament Extension

Find out more about our projects to restore and renew Parliament House

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Students debate equal rights

2016schoolsconvention1More than 90 students have participated in the 2016 Secondary Schools’ Parliamentary Convention at Parliament House.

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New portrait for historic collection

Baillieu1The official portrait of Victoria’s 46th Premier, the Hon Ted Baillieu, has been unveiled.

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Parliament Prize awarded

Parliament Prize 2016The Parliament Prize awards have been presented at Parliament House to students from three schools.

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Follow the Assembly live

Assembly Live Assembly Live is a new service that allows you to follow the business of the Legislative Assembly as it happens.

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Hitting the right note for Music Week

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

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Courageous petitioners celebrated

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

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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.

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On This Day

Thursday, 25 October, 1990

Nelson Mandela visited the Victorian Parliament after his release on 11 February 1990 from 27 years in prison in South Africa.