Law Week finale at Parliament House

LawWeek2019 webCommunity members from all walks of life found out some more about our law at Parliament House on Sunday 19 May.

In the finale for this year's Law Week, the Victorian Parliament, the Victoria Law Foundation and the Victorian Electoral Commission joined forces to provide a variety of information to people about the way in which our laws are made in Victoria, how parliamentary committees work and how elections are conducted.

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Sri Lanka terrorist attack victims mourned

CondolencesThe Victorian Parliament has paid tribute to the victims of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.

Condolences were offered to the victims' families and friends, and members of parliament stood in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka and with Sri Lankan communities in Victoria and around the world.

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Tributes for heroic surf lifesavers

Tributes for heroic surf lifesaversThere have been tributes and a minute’s silence in Parliament to honour father and son surf lifesavers Ross and Andrew Powell from the Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club.

They tragically lost their lives on Easter Sunday during a surf rescue mission with fellow surf lifesaver Phillip Younis, who was seriously injured while saving a tourist.

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Environmental governance paper launched

Dr Brian CoffeyThe Parliamentary Library has released a new research paper prepared by Parliamentary Library Fellow Dr Brian Coffey, a Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow, from RMIT University

Dr Coffey’s fellowship paper, titled, Towards good environmental governance? Assessing the evolution of Victoria's environment portfolio, chronicles the Victorian Government’s environment portfolios over the past fifty years and offers insights into their governance.

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Christchurch mosques terror attack condolences

CondolencesThe Victorian Parliament has paid tribute to the victims of the Christchurch mosques terror attack.

Condolences were offered to their families and friends, and Members of Parliament stood in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and with Muslim communities. As a mark of respect, a minute’s silence was observed in Parliament.

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