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.
Update from final sittings for 2023
General | 3 December
A variety of bills were debated, our interns graduated and we celebrated some community achievers during busy final parliamentary sittings for 2023.
Ideas to make housing more affordable
Society | 30 November
A comprehensive report into Victoria’s rental and housing affordability crisis has recommended renewal of a long-term National Housing Policy spearheaded by cooperation between the States, Territories and Commonwealth.
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.
‘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.