Inaugural speeches showcase diversity

Vestibule Mosaic

Members of parliament newly elected at the November 2014 Victorian state poll have completed the presentation of their inaugural speeches to parliament.

The speeches highlighted the diversity of issues that are of interest and relevance to members and their communities, as well as the diverse backgrounds and life experiences of the new parliamentarians.

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Constituency questions introduced

Constituency questions

Roads, infrastructure, education and jobs growth were some of the key issues Victorian MPs raised in the first constituency questions to ministers.

The Victorian Parliament's new sessional orders provide for constituency questions to be asked at the end of question time in both the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.

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First training attachment from Fiji

Fiji civic education manager

The Fiji Parliament's civic education and media manager is undertaking a week-long training program at the Victorian Parliament.

It is the first training attachment to Victoria for Fiji parliamentary staff since the recent signing of an historic twinning agreement between the Victorian and Fiji Parliaments.

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Myanmar visit focuses on service delivery

Myanmar staff

Delivery of parliamentary services was the focus of a study visit to the Victorian Parliament by parliamentary staff from Myanmar.

Part of an international project to provide capacity building to the Myanmar Parliament, the study visit examined the information technology, human resource and financial management systems of the Victorian Parliament.

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Internships awarded to 34 students

Parliamentary interns

Thirty-four students from three Victorian universities have been selected for internships at the Victorian Parliament in 2015.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the parliamentary internship program provides each student with the opportunity to prepare a research report on a topic that is chosen in consultation with a Member of Parliament.

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