New research paper on social procurement

MM WebA new research paper ‘The Promise of Social Procurement’ has been released by the Victorian Parliamentary Library.

Produced by Victorian Parliamentary Library Fellow Maria Mupanemunda, the paper argues that the Victorian government and business could help create more jobs for disadvantaged jobseekers through greater use of ‘social procurement’ policies

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Student vision on display in Parliament Prize

PPrizeStudents from Viewbank Primary, MacKillop Catholic Regional College and Scotch College have taken out the top honours in this year’s Parliament Prize.

It is awarded by the Victorian Parliament to students who recorded a 90-second ‘Member’s Statement’ on a topic of their choice.

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Oxford University Fellow presents Library Webinar

Toby Ord 3cMelbourne-born Dr Toby Ord from Oxford University has presented the Parliamentary Library’s second webinar.

Conducted in association with Victorian Parliamentarians for STEM, the webinar considered whether future pandemics could pose a threat to humanity’s entire future.

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Creating vaccines at pandemic speed for COVID-19

Munro Webinar WebProfessor Trent Munro from The University of Queensland has spoken about vaccines for COVID-19 at our Parliamentary Library’s first public webinar.

Held on 22 September 2020 and titled ‘Creating vaccines at pandemic speed for COVID-19’, the webinar was conducted in association with Victorian Parliamentarians for STEM.

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New PBO advice on Victorian revenues and taxes

AdobeStock balance 150x100The economic shock resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted Victoria’s reliance on narrow revenue drivers.

What are the trends of the state’s main sources of revenue since the introduction of GST, the last major reform to impact the state? How will the state’s revenue sources be impacted?

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