Governor's virtual visit to Parliament

Governor vt1aThe first ever virtual visit by the Governor of Victoria has been conducted at the Parliament House kitchens.

The Honourable Linda Dessau AC met with catering staff and thanked them for the work they are doing to prepare thousands of meals each week for people most in need during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Parliament's kitchens prepare meals for vulnerable

Kitchens2The Victorian Parliament’s Presiding Officers have today announced that the kitchens at Parliament House will be used to help prepare meals for vulnerable community members.

“The Speaker and I have decided that we must put Parliament’s commercial size kitchens to good use in response to the Coronavirus emergency,” Legislative Council President Shaun Leane said.

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Update on parliamentary committee inquiries

LCCR 16 5 2016 CloseUp 1bOur parliamentary committees are continuing work on their inquiries, but public hearings are postponed for the time being in response to COVID-19.

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Temporary restrictions at Parliament House

Parliament HouseIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice the public galleries in our two parliamentary chambers will be closed and public tours and community events will not be held at Parliament House.

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Worst of nature, best of humanity

MPs have joined together to offer condolencesMPs have joined together to offer condolences to all the people affected by the recent bushfires in Victoria and other parts of Australia.

Moving tributes have been made in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council to those who lost their lives, to those who suffered devastating losses and to those who worked tirelessly to save life and property.

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