First conducted in 2022, Parliament Express enables young writers to undertake an intensive program of learning and mentoring conducted with Express Media.
Participants hear from members of parliament, press gallery journalists and parliamentary staff, finding out about the way parliament and our democracy function in practice.
They select topics about parliament to write about and their articles are published on our website. Articles from the 2023 program are being published progressively over the next few weeks and will appear below. Scroll down further to read the articles from 2022.
2023 Parliament Express articles
Collaboration for better democracy
General | 20 September 2023
Parliamentary partnerships are contributing to important development in our region.
Breaking barriers for diverse voices
General | 14 September 2023
More young people from a variety of backgrounds are advocating for a seat at the decision-making table.
Striking a balance in public roles
General | 7 September 2023
In the dynamic political landscape of Victoria, the ethical quandary faced by parliamentarians has become ever more apparent.
Playing or paying the odds
Health & Welfare | 4 August 2023
A parliamentary inquiry is turning its attention to experiences that young people have with gambling harm.
2022 Parliament Express articles
Classic forms meet contemporary functions
General | 10 November 2022
A heritage asset adapts to a modern world.
Rethinking the justice system
General | 29 October 2022
Personal stories have helped to shape proposals for justice reform.
The pros and cons of being social
General | 27 October 2022
TikTok raises questions about engaging with young people on their terms.
A hybrid world beyond the pandemic
General | 25 October 2022
MPs look to the future of committee work in a hybrid world.