Pandemic causes dip in Victoria’s population
Society | 25 August
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.
Treaty Authority Bill passes Parliament
Society | 17 August
Legislation to establish a Treaty Authority has passed Parliament.
Three private members’ bills begin their journey
Society | 4 August
During this sitting week three new bills were made public in the Legislative Council by non-government members of parliament.
Report urges more support, closer to home for Victoria’s migrant and refugee seniors
Society | 2 August
Care finders or community connectors could be employed across the state to help culturally diverse seniors find and access support close to where they live.
Array of questions during committee forum
Society | 14 July
Members of the Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee have responded to a range of community questions during an online forum about their work.
First Peoples’ Assembly members address Parliament
Society | 22 June
The Co-Chairs of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria have made an historic address to the Legislative Assembly.
Victoria leads nation on autism awareness, but still has way to go
Society | 20 June
In the first of its kind, a week-long event is taking place in Queen's Hall at Parliament House to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder in Victoria.
Coburg hearing on support for older Victorian migrants and refugees
Society | 17 March
A parliamentary inquiry assessing support for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds has heard directly from people in Melbourne's inner-north.
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.