'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.
Lifeline of hope for Victorian communities
Health & Welfare | 21 February 2024
The lifesaving work of volunteers in mental health call centres across the state has been recognised at Parliament House.
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.
Professional learning draws teachers to parliament
General | 18 December 2023
From seminars to an open house, more than 200 teachers have taken part in a range of education events at Parliament House.
Upper house debates cannabis reforms
Justice | 13 December 2023
The Legislative Council debated measures that would allow adults to legally possess small quantities of marijuana for personal use during the final sitting week of the year.
Tax increase on vacant property passes parliament
Economy | 6 December 2023
A bill to increase the land tax on vacant homes has passed parliament after amendments were debated last sitting week.
Big day out for The Big Issue
Society | 1 December 2023
The community service achievements of The Big Issue over 27 years have been celebrated at Parliament House.
Report urges immediate action to fix housing affordability
Society | 30 November 2023
Victoria is the nation’s fastest growing state, yet households are decreasing in size, meaning there are more empty bedrooms just as there are increasing numbers of people who want to fill them.
Gambling report urges primetime ad ban
Health & Welfare | 28 November 2023
New report calls on Victoria to follow South Australia’s lead and ban gambling advertising during primetime.
Subcontractors' pay key focus of new report
Economy | 28 November 2023
Committee inquiry report recommends changes in the law to help ensure subcontractors are paid for completed works.
Parliamentary interns awarded for researching topics of the times
General | 27 November 2023
The gig economy, renewable energy and youth justice were among the range of topics researched by parliamentary interns in 2023.