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The Deakin Oration 2017
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Today In Parliament

Today is a sitting day

Today in the Legislative Assembly

Bills for completion this week

Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Bill 2017
Corrections Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2017
Oaths and Affirmations Bill 2017
Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill 2017
Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Amendment (Governance) Bill 2017

For detailed and up to date information visit Assembly Live.

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:

  1. Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Bill 2017.
  2. Domestic Aminals Amendment (Restricted Breed Dogs) Bill 2017.
  3. Worksafe Legislation Amendment Bill 2017.

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


Inquiry into Electric Vehicles - Have your say

The Economy and Infrastructure Committee has commenced an inquiry into electric vehicles with a call for public submissions. The new inquiry will examine the potential pros and cons,... Read more

Inquiry into the Public Housing Renewal Program - Have your say

Public submissions can now be made for the parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian Government’s Public Housing Renewal Program. Read more

Inquiry into Fuel Prices in Regional Victoria - Have your say

The parliamentary inquiry into fuel prices in regional Victoria is now accepting public submissions. The Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee is examining the factors affecting fuel prices in regional locations and their impact on the community. 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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Parliament Prize awarded to Victorian students

Parliament Prize 2017Six Victorian students have won awards in The Parliament Prize for 2017, presented at Parliament House. 

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Deakin thinkers work on youth blueprint

Victorian Parliament and Deakin University sign new partnership agreementThe Victorian Parliament has launched into a more youthful future this week with the help of students from Deakin University.

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Regional links grow

Parcipants in the VRCLP programMore than 100 community leaders have participated in a program of briefings at Parliament House, helping to boost regional connections.

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Call to action at Deakin Oration

Professor Tony WongProfessor Tony Wong has made a call to action on water and sustainability when delivering the 2017 Deakin Oration at Parliament House.

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Engaging more women in politics

CWP Conference 2017Women MPs from across Australia have met at Parliament House in Melbourne and discussed ways to engage more women in politics.

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Solemn tribute to the Hon Fiona Richardson MP

Parliament has adjourned its proceedings for the day in solemn tribute to the Hon Fiona Richardson MP, who passed away yesterday.

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Deakin Oration 2017 focuses on water

DeakinOration LogoThumbProfessor Tony Wong, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, will deliver The Deakin Oration for 2017.

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On This Day

Tuesday, 21 September, 1880

Royal Commission on Parliament Buildings presented its third and final report to Parliament. The Royal Commission was appointed to superintend the carrying out of recommendations made by a Joint Select Committee for the building of Parliament.