'Seeing women' the key to improving health outcomes
Health & Welfare | 22 February 2024
Preventing ill health in Victorian women not only leads to a healthier society but also means less demand on the state’s secondary and tertiary prevention services, according to the Women's Health Services Network.
Recap of first sittings for 2024
General | 11 February
The first parliamentary sitting week for 2024 included debates on various pieces of legislation and a very significant event, reports Legislative Council President Shaun Leane in his Week in Review.
We are deeply sorry
General | 8 February
Premier Jacinta Allan led a parliamentary apology to Victorians who experienced historical abuse and neglect as children in institutional care.
Builders insurance legislation reaches Legislative Council
Justice | 19 February 2024
Proposed laws which punish builders for not taking out domestic building insurance have reached the upper house.
Young Victorians key to vaping and tobacco reform
Health & Welfare | 9 February 2024
The lived experiences and views of young Victorians will be vital to a new parliamentary inquiry looking at vaping and tobacco controls in Victoria.
Parliamentary apology to care leavers
General | 8 February 2024
The Premier has formally apologised to Victorians who experienced historical abuse and neglect as children in institutional care.
WorkCover Bill report calls for wider consultation
Health & Welfare | 6 February 2024
Inquiry finds inadequate consultation left stakeholders feeling unable to influence proposed changes to WorkCover laws in any meaningful way.
Flood inquiry preparing report for parliament
Environment | 5 February 2024
Future flood response, recovery and rebuild are being considered as part of a long-awaited inquiry report into the October 2022 event in Victoria.
Parliament reaches out to regional youth
General | 1 February 2024
The Victorian Parliament's first regional youth associate is preparing for youth forums in regional Victoria.
Securing Victoria’s food supply
Society | 29 January 2024
Urban sprawl and population pressures on food production at the fringe of our major cities and towns to be addressed by a Lower House inquiry seeking public input.
Connecting students to parliament through the power of storytelling
General | 24 January 2024
Making parliament more accessible for teachers and students is a key aim of our community engagement and education program.