Traffic cameras save lives, despite public scepticism
Society | 8 January 2024
Victorians remain sceptical about the true purpose of road safety cameras according to evidence presented to a parliamentary inquiry by the Road Safety Camera Commissioner.
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.
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.
Making the ‘people’s building’ accessible
Society | 23 October 2023
Access to our democratic institutions is a basic right of all Victorians. But too often, for people with a disability, exercising that right is hindered by inaccessible communication.
Lower house debates gambling reform laws
Society | 20 October 2023
The Legislative Assembly has debated measures to reduce gambling harm by enforcing mandatory closure periods for gaming machine areas between 4 am and 10 am.
Inquiry assesses Victoria’s state education system
Society | 13 July 2023
Parliamentary probe underway into learning at government schools from prep to year 12.
Diversity of parliament in the spotlight
Society | 29 August 2022
A Parliamentary Library research note analyses the key demographics of Victorian MPs over the past five state elections.
Pandemic causes dip in Victoria’s population
Society | 25 August 2022
Victoria’s estimated population decline of 44,792 people between 2020 and 2021 was mostly attributable to a dramatic fall in net overseas migration and a surge in net outwards interstate population flows.
Victoria well placed to capitalise on quantum technology
Society | 19 August 2022
Without quantum physics, there would be no internet, computers, or magnetic resonance imaging. A Parliamentary Library research note explores recent developments in quantum technology.