Deakin Oration revives legacy of Affable Alfred

The Deakin Oration 2016An oration in honour of Alfred Deakin, Australia's second prime minister, has been presented at Parliament House.

Professor Emeritus Judith Brett from La Trobe University delivered The Deakin Oration for the 160th anniversary of Alfred Deakin’s birth.

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Powering community energy projects

Powering community energy projectsThe Victorian Parliament is looking at ways to power up community energy projects in Victoria and is inviting input from the public.

The Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee is investigating the benefits of community ownership in the energy sector and ways to encourage and support communities that wish to establish local renewable energy projects.

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Challenges of rural and regional councils

CouncilChallenges NEWSTHUMB 2The sustainability and operational challenges of rural and regional councils in Victoria are being examined in a new public inquiry.

“This new inquiry will look at the ways in which local councils deliver services to their communities and how it can be done in a sustainable and effective manner,” said Bronwyn Halfpenny, Chair of the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee.

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Salute to a great Australian

Monash Commemorative ServiceA commemorative service has been held at Parliament House in honour of General Sir John Monash, Australian military commander in World War I.

Organised by The Spirit of Australia Foundation, the Monash Commemorative Service has become an annual event paying tribute to the service of a great Australian.

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Explore a Melbourne icon this weekend

Open House MelbourneAs part of the Open House Melbourne program, Parliament House will open its doors to visitors this weekend.

The popular event provides a rare opportunity to explore this historic building, for those who may not be able to take part in one of our regular weekday tours.

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