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Youth engagement with democracy
Dr Aaron Martin from The University of Melbourne speaks about the importance of youth participation in elections and other democratic processes.

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Inquiry into Penalty Rates and Fair Pay - Have your say

The Penalty Rates and Fair Pay Select Committee is investigating the economic and social impact and cost of the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to cut penalty rates to categories of Victorian workers.  The Committee is also examining possible... Read more

Inquiry into Career Advice Activities in Victorian Schools - Public hearings

Career service providers, academics and school principals will provide evidence at the first public hearing for the inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools on Monday 19 February.  The public hearing will be held from 10:25 am to... Read more

Inquiry into the Public Housing Renewal Program - Public hearings

On Thursday 15 February, the Legal and Social Issues Committee will hold the final public hearing for its inquiry into the Victorian Government’s Public Housing Renewal Program.  The public hearing will commence at 10:00 am in the Federation Room at Parliament 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.

Parliament House in the 21st Century

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Medal for dedicated service

Previous Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Ray PurdeyPrevious Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Ray Purdey has been awarded a Public Service Medal in the 2018 Australia Day Honours.

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2017 parliamentary interns graduate

Professor Paul Strangio speaking at the 2017 Parliamentary internship graduation ceremony. Students from five universities have graduated from our parliamentary internship program this year.

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New MP sworn in

Lidia ThorpeLidia Thorpe was today sworn in as the Member for Northcote in the Legislative Assembly.

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Cutting edge education showcased

APEC 2017New and cutting edge approaches to parliamentary education have been considered at a conference held at Parliament House in Melbourne.

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Youth talent celebrated

Live at the StepsThousands of young Victorians enjoyed an evening of music and celebration on Friday 17 November, the opening night of Melbourne Music Week 2017.

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Appreciation for multicultural media

Multicultural Media ReceiptionMulticultural media representatives have been thanked for their contribution to Victoria’s vibrant community.

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2018 sitting dates

2018 Sitting DatesThe Victorian Parliament’s 2018 sitting dates are now available, with Tuesday 6 February to be the first sitting day next year.

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On This Day

Tuesday, 20 February 1968

The Hon. Sir Raymond William Garrett became Victoria's 12th President of the Legislative Council.