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Today In Parliament
Today is a sitting day
Today in the Legislative Assembly
Bills for completion this week
Climate Change Bill 2016
Creative Victoria Bill 2016
Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Amendment Bill 2016
Urban Renewal Authority Victoria Amendment (Development Victoria) Bill 2016
Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Bill 2016
For detailed and up to date information visit Assembly Live.
Today in the Legislative Council
The Council starts sitting at 9.30am today and General Business takes precedence. Business likely to be debated is:
- Order of the Day No. 1 - Corrections Amendment (Parole) Bill 2016 - second reading
- Order of the Day No. 2 - Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Youth Offenders) Bill 2016 - second reading
- Order of the Day No. 3 - Summary Offences Amendment (Begging or Gathering Alms) Bill 2016 - second reading
- Notice of Motion No. 350 - Order for the production of documents relating to public holidays
- Order of the Day No. 4 - Resumption of debate on motion regarding the Andrews Government two-year anniversary
- Notice of Motion No. 349 - Motion calling for a moratorium on the Great Forest National Park
- Notice of Motion No. 331 - Motion relating to the Victorian prison system
- Notice of Motion No. 339 - Motion relating to the closure of Hazelwood Power Station
Please note the order of business listed above is a guide only and is subject to change.
Inquiry into the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 - Report tabledThe Economy and Infrastructure Committee has made 18 recommendations in its report tabled today on the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops Bill) 2016. Follow the link to read the report. Read more
Inquiry into Youth Justice Centres in Victoria - Have your sayPublic submissions can now be made for the parliamentary inquiry into youth justice centres in Victoria. The inquiry by the Legal and Social Issues Committee will examine issues arising at youth justice centres, including at Parkville and Malmsbury. Read more
Inquiry into Community Energy Projects - Public hearingsThe Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee will be in Geelong on Monday 5 December to learn about innovation in energy storage technologies and hold a public hearing for the community energy projects inquiry. Deakin University, the Renew Point Henry... Read more
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La Trobe and Swinburne interns graduate
A graduation ceremony has been held at Parliament House for the 2nd semester of the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program.Read more
Call for submissions on youth justice centres
Public submissions can now be made for the parliamentary inquiry into youth justice centres in Victoria.Read more
Campaigner urges men to help stop the violence
Co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, Michael Kaufman, has called for leadership and personal commitment from men to stop violence against women.Read more
Victorian Parliament turns 160
This week the Victorian Parliament marks its 160th anniversary, having met for the first time on 21 November 1856.Read more
Hushed sounds echo through the House
A variety of Victorians artists have featured in two special Melbourne Music Week concerts inside Parliament House.Read more
The (young) people’s house
Around 5000 young Victorians have helped to launch Melbourne Music Week at a concert held on the iconic steps of Parliament House.Read more
Artistic journey along Silk Road
An exhibition of contemporary Chinese calligraphy and painting has been opened at Parliament House.Read more
On This Day
George Hamilton Lamb died as a prisoner of war on the Burma Railway whilst still a Member of the Legislative Assembly. He was the only sitting Victorian Member of Parliament to pass away during active war service, whilst in office. George Lamb was MLA for Lowan from March 1935 to December 1943. He served in the Australian Imperial Force 1940-1943, 2/2nd Pioneer battalion, Middle East and Java as a lieutenant. He became a Prisoner of War in Java in 1942.