10 February start for 2015 sittings

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Tuesday 10 February will be the Victorian Parliament's first sitting day for 2015.

View the 2015 sitting calendar for the rest of the year's sitting dates for both the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.

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Highlights from Opening of 58th Parliament

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See the pictorial highlights from the opening of the 58th Parliament.

The opening day photos are by Vicki Jones.

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Inaugural speeches begin

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New members of parliament have started to deliver their inaugural speeches during the first sitting day of the 58th Parliament.

Inaugural speeches are usually delivered as part of the Address-in-Reply debate which responds to the Governor's speech opening parliament.

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Governor opens 58th Parliament

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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.

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Presiding Officers elected

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Bruce Atkinson has been elected President of the Legislative Council and Telmo Languiller has been elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

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