Tributes for heroic surf lifesavers

Tributes for heroic surf lifesaversThere have been tributes and a minute’s silence in Parliament to honour father and son surf lifesavers Ross and Andrew Powell from the Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club.

They tragically lost their lives on Easter Sunday during a surf rescue mission with fellow surf lifesaver Phillip Younis, who was seriously injured while saving a tourist.

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Environmental governance paper launched

Dr Brian CoffeyThe Parliamentary Library has released a new research paper prepared by Parliamentary Library Fellow Dr Brian Coffey, a Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow, from RMIT University

Dr Coffey’s fellowship paper, titled, Towards good environmental governance? Assessing the evolution of Victoria's environment portfolio, chronicles the Victorian Government’s environment portfolios over the past fifty years and offers insights into their governance.

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Christchurch mosques terror attack condolences

CondolencesThe Victorian Parliament has paid tribute to the victims of the Christchurch mosques terror attack.

Condolences were offered to their families and friends, and Members of Parliament stood in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and with Muslim communities. As a mark of respect, a minute’s silence was observed in Parliament.

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Celebrating our diversity

OpenDay2019 15 webThe traditions of Victoria’s diverse communities were celebrated at Parliament House Open Day on Sunday 17 March, at the start of Cultural Diversity Week.

 A range of cultural groups and artists showcased their talents, as hundreds of community members took the opportunity to explore the home of Victorian democracy.

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Cultural showcase at Parliament House

Open Day 2019The talents and traditions of Victoria’s diverse communities will be showcased at Parliament House Open Day on Sunday 17 March 2019.

In celebration of Cultural Diversity Week, vibrant dance ensembles, drummers from ancient lands, an exciting lineup of musicians and even a salute to St Patrick’s Day will feature in the cultural program from 10 am to 3 pm on the steps of Parliament House and inside in Queen’s Hall.

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