Youth talent celebrated

Live at the StepsThousands of young Victorians enjoyed an evening of music and celebration on Friday 17 November, the opening night of Melbourne Music Week 2017.

Live at the Steps was first held on the iconic steps of Parliament House in 2016 and, in response to huge interest in the lead up to this year’s event, it was moved to nearby Treasury Gardens.

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Appreciation for multicultural media

Multicultural Media ReceiptionMulticultural media representatives have been thanked for their contribution to Victoria’s vibrant community.

At a reception in their honour held at Parliament House, the President of the Legislative Council, Bruce Atkinson praised the work that multicultural media do and encouraged them to engage regularly with parliament, so that their diverse audiences can better understand the work and processes of parliament.

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2018 sitting dates

2018 Sitting DatesThe Victorian Parliament’s 2018 sitting dates are now available, with Tuesday 6 February to be the first sitting day next year.

Parliament’s final sitting day before the 2018 state election will be Thursday 20 September.

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New MLC sworn in

Dr Samantha RatnamDr Samantha Ratnam was today sworn in as the newest Member of the Legislative Council, representing the Northern Metropolitan Region.

She was appointed by a joint sitting of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly held yesterday, following the resignation of Greg Barber.

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Victorian Parliament makes White Ribbon history

White Ribbon WorkplaceThe Victorian Parliament has made White Ribbon history by becoming the first parliament in the world to achieve White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation.

White Ribbon Australia has today officially recognised the Victorian Parliament as a pioneer in contributing to national cultural change to prevent and respond to violence against women.

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