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Today in the Legislative Assembly

Bills for completion this week

City of Greater Geelong Amendment Bill 2017
Corrections Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2017
Sex Offenders Registration Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2017
State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2017

For detailed and up to date information visit Assembly Live.

Today in the Legislative Council

The Council starts sitting at 9.30am today and Government Business takes precedence.

Business likely to be debated is:

1 Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2017

2 Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Amendment (Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner) Bill 2017

3 Appropriation (2017-2018) Bill 2017

4 Budget Papers, 2017-18

5 Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) Amendment Bill 2017

Please note the order of business listed above is a guide only and is subject to change.


Inquiry into the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill 2017 - Public hearings

The Legislative Council has asked the Economy and Infrastructure Committee to examine the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill 2017. The Committee will hold public hearings on the Bill at Parliament House on Tuesday 23 May from 9:00 am to 5:00... Read more

Inquiry into Community Energy Projects - Regional hearings

The Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee will gain a greater insight into regional community energy at public hearings in Daylesford and Shepparton on 30 and 31 May 2017. Victoria’s central and northern regions are home to innovative community energy... Read more

Inquiry into Rate Capping Policy - Public hearing

The Environment and Planning Committee will hear from Victoria’s independent regulator of essential services this Wednesday 24 May at the next public hearing for the rate capping inquiry. The public hearing with the Essential Services Commission will be held at... Read more

School and Booked Tours

The Parliament of Victoria offers a range of activities for students at primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education levels. These activities include tours, role plays and metropolitan school visits.

Large groups or organisations of 6 or more people are also encouraged to book one of our tours. To check the availability for each type of tour please click here.

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New paper assesses Parliament’s independence

Independence of parliament, library researchThe Parliamentary Library has published a new paper on how Parliament is faring in maintaining its independence from Executive Government.

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Parliamentary Library Fellowships announced

2017 fellows Dr Marilyn McMahon from Deakin University and Dr Brian Coffey from RMIT University have been appointed Parliamentary Library Fellows for 2017.

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2017-18 budget presented to parliament

BudgetimagethumbnailTreasurer Tim Pallas has presented Victoria’s 2017–18 state budget to parliament. It is the third budget for the Andrews Government.

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Digital records expanded

LC Digital RecordsThe Victorian Parliament’s collection of digital resources has been expanded with the Legislative Council’s complete minutes of proceedings now available online.

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Legislative Council opens up to e‑petitions

E-petitionsThe Legislative Council has introduced e‑petitions, providing a 21st century update for a longstanding parliamentary tradition.

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Community day at Parliament House

Open Day 2017“What a great day,” said Filomena Lamonato, after attending Parliament House Open Day on Sunday 19 March.

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University exhibition looks to the future

La Trobe ExhibitionLa Trobe University is celebrating its 50th year with an exhibition at Parliament House.

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On This Day

Thursday, 25 May, 1995

The Full Bench of the Employee Relations Commission in Victoria proposed a multi-tiered wage system for Victorian workers under the state system.