Medal for dedicated service

Previous Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Ray PurdeyPrevious Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Ray Purdey has been awarded a Public Service Medal in the 2018 Australia Day Honours.

The medal recognises his dedicated service to Parliament during a career spanning 43 years.

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2017 parliamentary interns graduate

Professor Paul Strangio speaking at the 2017 Parliamentary internship graduation ceremony. Students from five universities have graduated from our parliamentary internship program this year.

Legislative Council President Bruce Atkinson and Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Maree Edwards presented the interns with their graduation certificates during a ceremony held at Parliament House.

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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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