'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.
‘Joy’s Law’ on non-fatal strangulation debated
Justice | 22 November 2023
Now a bill to create two new stand-alone non-fatal strangulation offences will go the the Legislative Council for consideration after being passed by the Legislative Assembly.
Managing risk vital to harnessing AI potential
Society | 17 November 2023
Artificial intelligence systems can clone a human voice from just a three second sample, a Parliamentary Library seminar has heard.
Fresh, local and low carbon: boom times for seafood
Economy | 16 November 2023
Along with the long-established wild caught fisheries, the Victorian seafood industry is worth around $100 million per year in direct turnover.
Government MPs quizzed about Games cancellation
Economy | 13 November 2023
Two former Commonwealth Games Ministers have faced questions about the 2026 event’s cancellation in regional Victoria.
Bill prepares the way for cannabis driving trial
Justice | 6 November 2023
A bill to support a trial assessing the effects of medicinal cannabis on driving behaviour will go to the Legislative Council for consideration after passing the Legislative Assembly last week.
Being menopause friendly in the workplace
Health & Welfare | 5 November 2023
Presentation at Parliament House outlines things that can be done to support employees going through menopause.
Good Samaritan MP’s brushes with death
General | 3 November 2023
From nearly losing his own life, to saving someone else’s, it was a big week for Paul Edbrooke.
Library paper explores timber industry in transition
Environment | 2 November 2023
In May this year the Victorian Government announced a ban on timber harvesting in native forests to take effect from the start of 2024, six years earlier than had originally been planned.