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.
Honouring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Wreath laid at Parliament House in tribute to the late Queen.
Parliament in Focus: Casino Legislation
Legislative Assembly debated measures recommended by Royal Commission into the Casino Operator.
Hear from some of our state's leading voices, across all sectors of the Victorian community.
'Parliament presents' is a series of online conversations that offer some fascinating insights and ideas from the fields of science, history and heritage, design, culture and community advocacy. Below is a selection of recent events, which are streamed live here on the parliament's website and via Facebook Live.
Science and culture on Country
Wiradjuri scholars Kate Harriden and Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher discuss the exciting opportunities that Aboriginal knowledge offers for urban and regional environmental management.
Biodiversity conservation and recovery in Victoria
This World Environment Day, join leaders from government, industry, the community and academia, who will provide their perspectives on protecting and recovering Victoria’s biodiversity.
Fit for purpose
Buildings are often required to evolve in response to changing needs. Hear from a panel of experts representing key Victorian cultural, community and civic institutions, about the challenge of transforming heritage buildings to meet 21st Century needs.
Disability Action and Inclusion Plan launched
Health & Welfare | 3 December 2021
On the International Day of People with Disability, our Presiding Officers have launched a Disability Action and Inclusion Plan for the Parliament.
Comprehensive report tackles ecological decline in Victoria
Environment | 2 December 2021
The Environment and Planning Committee has made a total of 74 recommendations to address the range of problems associated with Victoria’s declining ecosystem in its report tabled in the Legislative Council.
Report on school bus use
Infrastructure | 30 November 2021
A comprehensive analysis of Victoria’s long-running School Bus Program has recommended no major changes to its operation in rural and regional Victoria.
State urged to strengthen air quality enforcement measures
Health & Welfare | 18 November 2021
Victoria should consider stricter air quality enforcement measures and ensure agencies such as the Environment Protection Authority are adequately resourced to police them, a Legislative Council Committee inquiry has found.
Spotlight on renewable energy
Environment | 27 September 2021
The Legislative Council’s Environment and Planning Committee has commenced an inquiry into renewable energy in Victoria.
Redress scheme proposed for forced adoption victims
Justice | 8 September 2021
A major parliamentary inquiry has called for the Victorian Government to immediately establish a landmark redress scheme for mothers whose babies were forcibly removed from them because of historical adoption policies and practices.
Report recommends better access to TAFE for learners with disability
Society | 1 September 2021
In a landmark report, the Legislative Assembly Economy and Infrastructure Committee has made a series of recommendations aimed at improving access to TAFE for learners with disability.
Legislative Assembly sees the light
General | 1 July 2021
Energy-efficient LED downlights have been installed in the Legislative Assembly chamber.