Meeting places

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The Photo 2022 installation on the steps of Parliament House explored the importance of meeting places, especially in regional Victoria. The questions below ask students to identify meeting places in their community, who meets there, for what purpose, and why these places are so important. Students are then encouraged to contrast meeting places in their community with parliament as a meeting place, its purpose, who has access, and how the place, purpose and access influences whose voices are heard.

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What's happening in parliament - June 2022

Whats on in Parliament June 2022

Below are some of June’s Committee Inquiries and bills that are before both the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council. More information about what is happening in Committees and during each sitting week can be found on the Committee's and Bills this week pages.

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What's happening in parliament - May 2022

Debates in the Legislative AssemblyBelow are some of May’s Committee Inquiries and Bills that are before both the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council. More information about what is happening in Committees and during each sitting week can be found on the Committee's and Bills this week pages.

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Connecting Parliament Prize to your classroom

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The Parliament Prize is an annual video competition that gives students an opportunity to talk about issues that are important to them. Entries for this year's competition will open on 16 May. The format is based on Members statements to parliament; a 90-second statement that any Member of Parliament can make on any issue or topic, sometimes referred to as a ‘matter of importance’. We've compiled some tips and resources that will be helpful if using the Member statement format in your classroom.

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Special student workshops explore community meeting places

Meeting Places workshops in March 2022 will take place on the steps of Parliament House

Registrations are now open for a special series of interactive and hands-on workshops will focus on how people use the formal and informal spaces of Parliament to meet, use their voice, and influence the democratic process.

Throughout May, students will gather on the steps of Victoria’s Parliament House, the site of a major photographic artwork that will be on display as part of the PHOTO 2022 international festival of photography. By exploring the themes of this artwork, students will consider the many ways in which communities across our state come together to meet, and how Parliament House is used as a meeting place by different people for different purposes.

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