National awards for parliament's annexe

20180802 Vic Parliament Annexe JG web2407 dusk aerialThe Parliament of Victoria Members' Annexe has won three National Architecture Awards for 2019.

The awards include The David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture and national awards in urban design and public architecture.

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Parliamentary association seeks Secretary-General

CPA logoThe Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, of which Victoria is a member, is recruiting for a Secretary-General.

The Australia Region, as one of the nine regions of the CPA, is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates.

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Gardening Australia showcases Parliament gardens

KangarooPaw1aThe Parliament House gardens have featured in the latest episode of the ABC’s popular television program Gardening Australia.

During the broadcast on 1 November 2019, presenter Jane Edmondson spoke with senior landscape architect Lucas Dean from TCL, which designed the rooftop gardens of Parliament’s new Annexe, as well as grounds and gardens team leader Rachel Robertson from the Department of Parliamentary Services.

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Parliamentary Fellow explores social procurement

Fellow webstory3The benefits of social procurement will be investigated by Maria Mupanemunda, the 2019 Victorian Parliamentary Library Fellow.

The fellowship is an annual research position that aims to advance parliamentary knowledge on an issue of growing political or public importance.

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Facebook Live community forum

FBLiveIn a first for Victoria's Parliament, the Legislative Council’s Legal and Social Issues Committee has conducted a community forum live on Facebook.

Held on Tuesday 22 October 2019, the forum discussed the Committee’s most recent report into controlled disclosure of old criminal records, which recommended a new scheme for Victoria.

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