Global tributes for Abraham Lincoln anniversary

Abraham Lincoln

One hundred and fifty years ago America's 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated and to mark the anniversary civic leaders from around the world have been invited to send in their reflections on Lincoln's legacy.

The invitation has been extended by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, which has written to Victoria's Legislative Council President, Bruce Atkinson, with a copy of the condolence letter that was sent from the Victorian Parliament at the time of the assassination in 1865.

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Fiskville inquiry call for submissions

Fiskville inquiry call for submissions

Submissions are now being sought for the parliamentary inquiry into the Country Fire Authority's training college at Fiskville.

"The Committee would like to hear from anyone who has been involved, affected or has knowledge of the operation and management of the CFA training college at Fiskville. We would like to invite you to make your submission publicly, or in private," said Bronwyn Halfpenny, MLA, Chair of the Victorian Parliament's Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

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Prayers together for new parliamentary term

St Pauls Cathedral Melbourne

To recognise and celebrate the commencement of Victoria's 58th Parliament, an ecumenical church service will be held at St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne on Monday 9 February 2015 at 2pm.

The Presiding Officers of the Victorian Parliament have extended an invitation for the community to join their elected representatives at the service.

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Victorian parliamentary specialists head to Fiji

Fiji Parliament building

Four Victorian parliamentary advisers are travelling to Suva to provide assistance to the new Fiji Parliament as it enters its first full year of operation after historic elections last year.

The Victorian team will include specialists in parliamentary procedure and practice as well as senior staff responsible for human resources and community engagement.

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Inaugural speeches usher in new year

Parliament Mosaic in Vestibule

New parliamentarians will get the chance to deliver their inaugural speeches when the Victorian Parliament begins its 2015 sittings on 10 February.

Our latest news video looks at some of the inaugural speeches delivered on opening day of the 58th Parliament.

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