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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 Government Business takes precedence today. Business likely to be debated is as follows:

(1) Justice Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2015;
(2) Road Legislation Amendment Bill 2015;
(3) Delivering Victorian Infrastructure (Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction) Bill 2015; and
(4) Bail Amendment Bill 2015.

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.


Strengthening Victoria’s Key Anti-corruption Agencies? - First report from IBAC Committee

The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Committee has presented its first report to the Victorian Parliament. The Committee has made 13 recommendations for consideration during the Government’s ongoing review process, to take place throughout 2016-2017. Read more

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

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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First report from IBAC Committee


The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Committee has presented its first report to the Victorian Parliament.

The report is titled: Strengthening Victoria’s key anti-corruption agencies?

Read more: First report from IBAC Committee

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

On This Day

Monday, 11 February, 1856

The Melbourne Public Library was opened.