Parliamentary rule changes adopted

Victorian Parliament House

New sessional orders have been adopted for the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.

They are the rules that will operate during the life of the 58th Parliament.

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Black Saturday victims remembered

Black Saturday 2009

Six years after Victoria's devastating bushfires on 7 February 2009, the Victorian Parliament has remembered the victims and all the families affected.

For the first item of business of the new parliamentary year, parliamentarians united to honour those who lost their lives and those who helped to fight the inferno that engulfed so many communities.

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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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