Ground-breaking women honoured with portraits

Portraits 1 TNThe portraits of two ground-breaking women parliamentarians have been unveiled at Parliament House.

The new portraits are of Lady Millie Peacock, the first woman to be elected to the Victorian Parliament, and Pauline Toner, the first woman to be appointed as a Cabinet Minister in Victoria.

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Council shines bright across North East Victoria

Bright TNThe Legislative Council’s first regional sitting in nine years has been declared an overwhelming success.

The week-long event kicked off with the first in a series of school visits by attendants from the Legislative Council and tour guides from the Legislative Assembly.

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Parliament pays tribute to fallen police

Police commemoration 2 PicParliament has commemorated the first anniversary of the tragic crash that killed four Victoria Police officers on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway.

Four ribbons were attached to columns at the front of Parliament House and flowers were placed under them in tribute to Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Glen Humphris and Constable Josh Prestney.

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Cross-pollination in the gardens

NickRush TNGovernment House horticulturist Nick Rush has been working on secondment with our Parliament House gardens team for a fortnight.

He says the special demands of both gardens are similar.

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