Hansard volumes now available

Parliament of Victoria is pleased to announce that a full set of the reports of parliamentary debates (Hansard) from 1856 to date is now available electronically. The reports are accessible on the Parliament of Victoria web site, with full text searching capability.

Parliament of Victoria began reporting parliamentary debates in 1866 at the beginning of the first session of the Fifth Parliament. Bound printed copies of the reports have been archived by Parliament since that time, as have reports of the first decade of debates, which were published by the Argus newspaper.

Hansard has been available in electronic form since 1999. Reports for the period 1856 to 1999 are now also available for download.

To search Victorian Hansard, visit the Hansard page http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/hansard