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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Leading scientists explore Possible Impossibles

PI 1The Victorian Parliament has partnered with the Royal Society of Victoria to conduct an online community forum as the finale to National Science Week 2020.

Held on Sunday 23 August 2020, the Possible Impossibles online forum considered how science can help create the sort of future Victorians want.

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Major milestone for meals partnership with charities

KitchensAug 1aOur kitchens have reached a significant milestone during COVID-19, preparing 450,000 meals that charities have delivered to people most in need.

“Parliament’s catering team has been working seven days a week with a range of charities over several months to help ensure that the most vulnerable members of our community have received nutritious meals,” Legislative Assembly Speaker Colin Brooks said.

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Victorian teens drive Parliament collaboration

SL 1200x800 2aWhen COVID-19 ended plans for our 2020 Open Day, the project team looked to online engagement to revive aspects of the planned program.

The original event was intended for young Victorians, to be delivered during Youth Week, and aimed to showcase the range of services and opportunities that are available to support young people in their own community.

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PBO spells out how Victorian schools are funded

Education lowres2Have you ever wondered why Victorian schools receive the amount of funding they do?

The Parliamentary Budget Office has released advice which describes the flow of funding from the Australian and Victorian governments to Victorian schools. Click here to read this advice on the PBO website.

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