Major milestone for meals partnership with charities

KitchensAug 1aOur kitchens have reached a significant milestone during COVID-19, preparing 450,000 meals that charities have delivered to people most in need.

“Parliament’s catering team has been working seven days a week with a range of charities over several months to help ensure that the most vulnerable members of our community have received nutritious meals,” Legislative Assembly Speaker Colin Brooks said.

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Victorian teens drive Parliament collaboration

SL 1200x800 2aWhen COVID-19 ended plans for our 2020 Open Day, the project team looked to online engagement to revive aspects of the planned program.

The original event was intended for young Victorians, to be delivered during Youth Week, and aimed to showcase the range of services and opportunities that are available to support young people in their own community.

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PBO spells out how Victorian schools are funded

Education lowres2Have you ever wondered why Victorian schools receive the amount of funding they do?

The Parliamentary Budget Office has released advice which describes the flow of funding from the Australian and Victorian governments to Victorian schools. Click here to read this advice on the PBO website.

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Elasmar elected Legislative Council President

Elasmar Still2aNazih Elasmar has today been elected President of the Legislative Council.

Mr Elasmar has been a Member of the Legislative Council for the Northern Metropolitan Region since 2006.

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Parliament meals initiative keeps delivering

Meals June 2020 Web1In a huge milestone, the number of meals prepared in our kitchens for vulnerable community members during COVID-19 has surpassed 175,000.

“This has been an important investment by our Parliament in the health and well-being of people in need over several months,” Legislative Council President Shaun Leane said.

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