'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.
Disability Action and Inclusion Plan launched
Health & Welfare | 3 December 2021
On the International Day of People with Disability, our Presiding Officers have launched a Disability Action and Inclusion Plan for the Parliament.
Comprehensive report tackles ecological decline in Victoria
Environment | 2 December 2021
The Environment and Planning Committee has made a total of 74 recommendations to address the range of problems associated with Victoria’s declining ecosystem in its report tabled in the Legislative Council.
Report on school bus use
Infrastructure | 30 November 2021
A comprehensive analysis of Victoria’s long-running School Bus Program has recommended no major changes to its operation in rural and regional Victoria.
State urged to strengthen air quality enforcement measures
Health & Welfare | 18 November 2021
Victoria should consider stricter air quality enforcement measures and ensure agencies such as the Environment Protection Authority are adequately resourced to police them, a Legislative Council Committee inquiry has found.
Spotlight on renewable energy
Environment | 27 September 2021
The Legislative Council’s Environment and Planning Committee has commenced an inquiry into renewable energy in Victoria.
Redress scheme proposed for forced adoption victims
Justice | 8 September 2021
A major parliamentary inquiry has called for the Victorian Government to immediately establish a landmark redress scheme for mothers whose babies were forcibly removed from them because of historical adoption policies and practices.
Report recommends better access to TAFE for learners with disability
Society | 1 September 2021
In a landmark report, the Legislative Assembly Economy and Infrastructure Committee has made a series of recommendations aimed at improving access to TAFE for learners with disability.
Legislative Assembly sees the light
General | 1 July 2021
Energy-efficient LED downlights have been installed in the Legislative Assembly chamber.