New resource celebrates Aboriginal Change Makers

ACM Mockup 11Aboriginal history, culture and identity feature in a landmark education resource published online.

Developed as a joint initiative between Worawa Aboriginal College and the Parliament of Victoria, Aboriginal Change Makers is a unique teaching and learning e-book for Victorian schools.

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STEM and Society series a scientific showcase

STEM TNA new online series is highlighting the game-changing work being undertaken by various Victorian scientists and researchers.

Presented as a partnership between the Parliament of Victoria, the Royal Society of Victoria and Victorian Parliamentarians for STEM, the STEM and Society series is being streamed live on Parliament’s Facebook page and website leading up to National Science Week in August.

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2021/22 Budget: independent snapshot from PBO

iStock budget 903735920The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has released its independent analysis of the 2021/22 Budget, located at

The PBO found that in the 2021/22 Budget, the government expects:

  • an improved economic and budget recovery from the COVID-19 recession compared to its previous budget
  • above trend growth in gross state product (GSP) and employment in the short-term
  • stronger revenue growth on the back of real estate prices lifting property tax revenues, new tax measures and higher Australian Government grants
  • net borrowing as a share of revenue – an indicator of the government’s need to raise debt to fund its policies – to decline from a peak of 32.8% in 2020¬–21 to 14.6% by 2024–25
  • net debt as a proportion of GSP to reach 24.9% at 30 June 2024, revised down 4.0 percentage points from 28.9% in the previous budget
  • the net operating deficit to be $11.6 billion in 2021–22 (revised down from a deficit of $13.1 billion in the previous budget), improving to a $2.1 billion deficit by 2024–25.


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Parliament thanks selfless charities

NVW TNThe significant work of Victorian charities has been recognised at Parliament House on the first day of National Volunteer Week.

Legislative Assembly Speaker Colin Brooks and Legislative Council President Nazih Elasmar brought together charity representatives, volunteers and parliamentary staff to thank them for delivering a meals program to people in need over the past year.

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