New MP sworn in

Lidia ThorpeLidia Thorpe was today sworn in as the Member for Northcote in the Legislative Assembly.

Ms Thorpe is a member of The Greens and won the seat in a by-election.

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Cutting edge education showcased

APEC 2017New and cutting edge approaches to parliamentary education have been considered at a conference held at Parliament House in Melbourne.

Attended by parliamentary educators from across Australia and the South Pacific, the conference was opened by Legislative Council President Bruce Atkinson and included a keynote presentation by Dr Andrea Carson, Lecturer in Media and Politics from Melbourne University.

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Youth talent celebrated

Live at the StepsThousands of young Victorians enjoyed an evening of music and celebration on Friday 17 November, the opening night of Melbourne Music Week 2017.

Live at the Steps was first held on the iconic steps of Parliament House in 2016 and, in response to huge interest in the lead up to this year’s event, it was moved to nearby Treasury Gardens.

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Appreciation for multicultural media

Multicultural Media ReceiptionMulticultural media representatives have been thanked for their contribution to Victoria’s vibrant community.

At a reception in their honour held at Parliament House, the President of the Legislative Council, Bruce Atkinson praised the work that multicultural media do and encouraged them to engage regularly with parliament, so that their diverse audiences can better understand the work and processes of parliament.

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2018 sitting dates

2018 Sitting DatesThe Victorian Parliament’s 2018 sitting dates are now available, with Tuesday 6 February to be the first sitting day next year.

Parliament’s final sitting day before the 2018 state election will be Thursday 20 September.

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