Presiding Officer insights for new ACT Speaker

New ACT SpeakerThe new Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly, Joy Burch, was welcomed to Victoria’s Parliament today.

Accompanied by Clerk Tom Duncan, Ms Burch held discussions with our Presiding Officers and Clerks, who shared their experiences and insights on chairing parliament’s proceedings and managing the parliament building and administration.

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Condolences for Bourke Street tragedy victims

Condolence MotionParliament has today paid tribute to the victims of the Bourke Street tragedy, with condolences moved in both Houses.

As this was the first sitting day since the tragic events of 20 January, the condolence motions were moved once parliamentary business commenced.

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Sharing experiences with Ontario’s Parliament

Parliament newsTonia Grannum from the Ontario Parliament has undertaken a professional development program at the Victorian Parliament.

The attachment was arranged under a partnership agreement signed between the Victorian and Ontario Parliaments that encourages information and experience sharing.

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Applications open for library fellowships

Library FellowshipScholars can now submit applications for a Victorian Parliamentary Library Fellowship in 2017.

Applications are open until 24 February 2017.

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La Trobe and Swinburne interns graduate

2016 InternsA graduation ceremony has been held at Parliament House for the 2nd semester of the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program.

Now in its 26th year, the program included students from La Trobe University and Swinburne University of Technology for the first time this year.

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