Inaugural speeches usher in new year

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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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Research fellowships announced

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The Victorian Parliamentary Library has announced two research fellowships for 2015.

A team of researchers from the Australian Catholic University will undertake a study into the demise of the automotive industry in Melbourne, Geelong and Detroit and a researcher from the University of Melbourne will look into the history of health care for some of Victoria's most vulnerable children.

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Opening of parliament video highlights

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Watch our news video with highlights from the opening of Victoria's 58th Parliament.

Opening day combined traditions many hundreds of years old with the constitutional requirements for parliament to begin its work.

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Snapshot of Assembly’s work

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A total of 332 bills introduced to the Victorian Parliament became law during the last four-year term.

The figure is detailed in statistics on the Legislative Assembly's work in the 57th Parliament, which are now available online.

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Study visit from India’s newest state

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Parliamentary representatives from India's newest state of Telangana have visited Victoria's Parliament as part of a study visit to Australia.

The delegation included the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Sirikonda Madhusudhana Chary, and the Chairman of the Legislative Council, Swamy Goud.

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