German Speaker visits Melbourne

President of the German Bundestag, Professor Norbert Lammert, has visited Melbourne as part of an official parliamentary delegation to Australia.

Dr Lammert was welcomed to the Victorian Parliament by Speaker Christine Fyffe and Legislative Council President Bruce Atkinson.

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Retiring Members of Parliament bid farewell

Twenty-four Members of the Victorian Parliament have delivered their valedictory speeches as they retire ahead of the November state election. This included 16 Members of the Legislative Assembly and 8 Members of the Legislative Council.

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Schools’ Constitutional Convention held at Parliament House

More than 80 senior secondary students from across Victoria have taken their seats in the Legislative Assembly for the 2014 Schools' State Constitutional Convention.

Opened by Parliamentary Secretary for Education Clem Newton-Brown and chaired by Speaker Christine Fyffe, the convention provides students with opportunities to explore contemporary political and social issues, promotes student understanding of the Australian system of government and demonstrates how the Australian Constitution provides the framework for our democracy.

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Parliament of Victoria News videos

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Parliament honours first Australian born Governor-General

A section of the Victorian Parliamentary Library has been renamed in honour of Sir Isaac Isaacs (1855-1948), who served as a member of both the Victorian and Australian Parliaments and became the first Australian born Governor-General in January 1931.

President of the Victorian Legislative Council Bruce Atkinson made the announcement at the unveiling of a new portrait of Isaacs, on loan to the Victorian Parliament from the Jewish Museum of Australia.

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