Ground-breaking women honoured with portraits

TGround-breaking women honouredhe Victorian Parliament’s Presiding Officers have commissioned portraits of two ground-breaking women for Parliament’s historic portraits collection.

The new portraits will be of Lady Millie Peacock, the first woman to be elected to the Victorian Parliament, and Pauline Toner, the first woman to be appointed as a Cabinet Minister in Victoria.

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Former Chief Justice presents Deakin Oration

Deakin Oration 2019Victoria’s first woman Chief Justice, Professor the Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC has presented the 2019 Deakin Oration at Parliament House.

More than 150 people attended the oration held in Queen’s Hall, mainly senior secondary schools students and teachers from Melbourne, Geelong, Daylesford, Sale and Traralgon.

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Extrasensory science for everyone

Extrasensory - Science Week 2019Parliament House was transformed into a community science lab last Saturday for Extrasensory to celebrate National Science Week.

A large crowd was entertained with a range of scientific experiments, workshops, presentations and performances throughout the building.

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Swapping legislation for lab coats

National Science WeekOn Saturday 10 August, Victoria’s major National Science Week event will be held at Parliament House.

Extrasensory will bring together leading scientists, artists, storytellers and performers from around Australia and the world for an evening of virtual reality, presentations, art installations, music, food and entertainment.

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