Celebrating contributions of Victorians with disability
General | 5 December
Parliament House hosted a morning tea in Queen’s Hall to mark International Day of People with Disability.
State of the Future
Kaif Ul Wara, who founded a creative arts group, speaks about leadership at the community level in the fourth instalment of our State of the Future series. Produced by the Victorian Parliament's youth associate Darcy Scales, the series explores the thoughts and expectations that a group of young Victorians have in relation to leadership.
Victoria's spent convictions scheme
The 59th Parliament saw the creation of Victoria’s first spent convictions scheme. Eligible Victorians can apply to the Magistrates Court to have their conviction ‘spent’, meaning it no longer forms part of their criminal record, allowing them to gain access to employment and move on with their lives.
Committee inquiries value public input
Public input is a vital part of the committee inquiry process. James Legge has shared his experience of appearing at a public hearing and leading a site visit as part of the Legislative Assembly Environment and Planning Committee’s assessment of apartment design standards.
This series of articles has been produced by participants in Parliament Express, a 12-week program delivered by Express Media in partnership with the Parliament of Victoria that provides young writers with the opportunity to hone their skills through mentoring and engagement opportunities.
The pros and cons of being social
TikTok raises questions about engaging with young people on their terms.
A short history of long goodbyes
General | 3 October
While members now expect valedictory speeches as a standard part of parliamentary practice, it’s actually a recent phenomenon.
Space technology in Australia
Economy | 27 September
In June 2022, NASA launched the first of three rockets from the Arnhem Space Centre in the Northern Territory, marking the agency’s first launch from a commercial spaceport outside of the US.
Committee inquiries lead to change
Justice | 26 September
Dvir Abramovich shed tears as Victoria became the first jurisdiction in Australia to ban public displays of the Nazi swastika, but it wasn't the only landmark reform recommended by the Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee during the 59th parliament.
From the archive: Queen Elizabeth II opening the 39th Parliament
General | 16 September
An estimated 50,000 people gathered outside Parliament House on 25 February 1954 to welcome the newly crowned monarch and her husband Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Historic transition at parliamentary sitting
General | 13 September
Oaths, affirmations and condolences during a history-making day at Parliament.
New King proclaimed
General | 12 September
A ceremony has been held at Government House in Melbourne for the Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III.
In remembrance of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
General | 9 September
Presiding Officers' message on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Microplastics entering the food chain through biosolid fertilisers
Environment | 7 September
The increasing use of biosolids as agricultural fertilisers may be causing microplastic pollution in Victoria, according to a recently published research note from the Victorian Parliamentary Library.