Global warning at Deakin Oration

Dr Tilman Ruff AMThe catastrophic consequences for the world from any use of nuclear weapons were spelled out in detail at the 2018 Deakin Oration held at Parliament House.

Hosted by the Victorian Parliament’s Presiding Officers, this year’s oration was presented by Dr Tilman Ruff, an associate professor at the University of Melbourne and founding co-chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Governor opens new Annexe

The Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau ACThe evolution of Parliament House continued today with the official opening of our new Annexe by the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC.

Built over a two year period and coming in on budget, the Parliament House Annexe provides much needed office space for parliamentarians and replaces temporary offices that had passed their use by date.

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Aspiring MPs in lively debates

Youth Parliament 2018Youth from across Victoria have demonstrated their passion for politics at the 32nd Youth Parliament of Victoria held this week at Parliament House.

Debating in the two parliamentary chambers, 120 youth parliamentarians discussed a range of proposals, including food production and wastage regulation, lowering the breast screening age, prevention and minimisation of the harmful effects of gambling, and compulsory drug education in secondary schools.

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Rare book launched in digital version

Victoria the Golden eBookOne of the jewels in the Victorian Parliament’s rare book collection is now more accessible to the community following the launch of Victoria the Golden as an eBook.

The eBook reproduces in digital form an album of scenes and sketches by renowned colonial artist William Strutt that chronicles the formative years of Victoria as a colony.

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Entries open for Parliament Prize competition

Parliament Prize 2018The 2018 Parliament Prize competition for high school students is open for entries.

The competition was launched to coincide with Law Week, with entries to be submitted by 20 July 2018.

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