59th Parliament officially opened

Opening of the 59th ParliamentThe Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, has officially opened Victoria’s 59th Parliament.

The day of tradition and ceremony commenced with a Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Joy Murphy-Wandin AO.

Members of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council were then sworn in, followed by the election of Presiding Officers.

On arrival to Parliament House, the Governor was greeted by Shrine Guards, Usher of the Black Rod Richard WIllis and a Smoking Ceremony performed by Wurundjeri Elder Uncle Colin Hunter.

Following a meeting of the Executive Council, the Governor officially opened the 59th Parliament in the Legislative Council Chamber. View the Governor's speech, prepared by the Government and outlining the Government’s proposed legislative program for the next four years, on Parliament's YouTube channel.

 

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