WE Lead forum inspires young leaders

WE Lead 2019More than 50 young women from culturally diverse backgrounds have participated in a two day leadership forum at Parliament House.

Presented by the Victorian Parliament in partnership with the Centre for Multicultural Youth, WE Lead 2019 provided young emerging leaders with an immersive program of presentations, discussions, debates and mentoring sessions.

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Celebrating Parliament Prize winners

Parliament Prize 2019Winners of the Parliament Prize 2019 were recognised in a ceremony at Parliament House on Thursday, supported by their parents, friends, teachers and school principals.

Parliament staff and members were on hand to congratulate the students from a range of schools.

President of the Legislative Council Shaun Leane opened the proceedings, and members Chris Brayne, Melina Bath and Brad Rowswell presented the awards, which they also helped to judge.

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Celebrating Parliament Prize winners

Parliament Prize 2019Winners of the Parliament Prize 2019 were recognised in a ceremony at Parliament House on Thursday, supported by their parents, friends, teachers and school principals. Parliament staff and members were on hand to congratulate the students, who travelled from across Victoria to attend.

President of the Legislative Council Shaun Leane opened the proceedings, and members Chris Brayne, Melina Bath and Brad Rowswell presented the awards, which they also helped to judge.

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Ground-breaking women honoured with portraits

TGround-breaking women honouredhe Victorian Parliament’s Presiding Officers have commissioned portraits of two ground-breaking women for Parliament’s historic portraits collection.

The new portraits will be of Lady Millie Peacock, the first woman to be elected to the Victorian Parliament, and Pauline Toner, the first woman to be appointed as a Cabinet Minister in Victoria.

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Former Chief Justice presents Deakin Oration

Deakin Oration 2019Victoria’s first woman Chief Justice, Professor the Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC has presented the 2019 Deakin Oration at Parliament House.

More than 150 people attended the oration held in Queen’s Hall, mainly senior secondary schools students and teachers from Melbourne, Geelong, Daylesford, Sale and Traralgon.

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