Governor opens 58th Parliament


Victoria's 58th Parliament has been opened by the Governor of Victoria, His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC.

The speech was delivered in the Legislative Council chamber after Aboriginal Elders had welcomed the Governor to Parliament House with a traditional smoking ceremony.

Earlier in the day Bruce Atkinson was elected President of the Legislative Council and Telmo Languiller was elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly after the swearing in of members in both houses.

Following the Governor’s speech there was a brief adjournment prior to Question Time being held in both houses.

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