Legislative Council opens up to e‑petitions

E-petitionsThe Legislative Council has introduced e‑petitions, providing a 21st century update for a longstanding parliamentary tradition.

Petitions are an important part of the democratic process as they allow community members to raise issues directly with parliamentarians.

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Community day at Parliament House

Open Day 2017“What a great day,” said Filomena Lamonato, after attending Parliament House Open Day on Sunday 19 March.

It was one of many positive responses received from community members who took the opportunity to tour Parliament House for this year’s community day.

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University exhibition looks to the future

La Trobe ExhibitionLa Trobe University is celebrating its 50th year with an exhibition at Parliament House.

Being held from 6 to 10 March, the exhibition is showcasing the university’s achievements as well as its plans for the future.

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New Deputy Speaker elected

Maree EdwardsMaree Edwards, the Member for Bendigo West, has been elected Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Ms Edwards has been a Member of the Legislative Assembly since 2010.

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39th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly elected

Speaker Colin BrooksColin Brooks, the Member for Bundoora, has been elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Mr Brooks becomes the 39th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

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