Call to action at Deakin Oration

Professor Tony WongProfessor Tony Wong has made a call to action on water and sustainability when delivering the 2017 Deakin Oration at Parliament House.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities told a diverse audience of water company executives, academics, public servants, students and members of the general public that a political climate of cooperation and collaboration is needed if we are to tackle contemporary challenges in water management for our cities.

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Engaging more women in politics

CWP Conference 2017Women MPs from across Australia have met at Parliament House in Melbourne and discussed ways to engage more women in politics.

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference brought together women from across the political spectrum to examine a range of issues, including family friendly parliaments, empowering women in leadership, social media engagement, and political violence against women.

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Solemn tribute to the Hon Fiona Richardson MP

Parliament has adjourned its proceedings for the day in solemn tribute to the Hon Fiona Richardson MP, who passed away yesterday.

Fiona Richardson was the Member for Northcote, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence.

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Deakin Oration 2017 focuses on water

DeakinOration LogoThumbProfessor Tony Wong, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, will deliver The Deakin Oration for 2017.

Presented by the Parliament of Victoria, The Deakin Oration will be held in Queen’s Hall at Parliament House, Melbourne on Thursday 31 August from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

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People's house lives up to its name

OpenHouse_stepsLarge crowds toured Parliament House over the weekend for the 10th year of Open House Melbourne.

With Parliament House not usually open on weekends, hundreds of Victorians, as well as interstate and international visitors took the opportunity to see inside one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks.

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