Parliamentary Library Fellowships announced

2017 fellows Dr Marilyn McMahon from Deakin University and Dr Brian Coffey from RMIT University have been appointed Parliamentary Library Fellows for 2017.

Dr McMahon is Associate Professor (Criminal Law) at the School of Law, Deakin University. Her research topic is: ‘No bail, more jail? Can we protect the community without further increasing the Victorian prison population?’

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Digital records expanded

LC Digital RecordsThe Victorian Parliament’s collection of digital resources has been expanded with the Legislative Council’s complete minutes of proceedings now available online.

Stretching back to the very first Victorian Parliament in 1856, the minutes record the decisions taken by the Council during the Parliament’s 160-year history.

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Legislative Council opens up to e‑petitions

E-petitionsThe Legislative Council has introduced e‑petitions, providing a 21st century update for a longstanding parliamentary tradition.

Petitions are an important part of the democratic process as they allow community members to raise issues directly with parliamentarians.

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Community day at Parliament House

Open Day 2017“What a great day,” said Filomena Lamonato, after attending Parliament House Open Day on Sunday 19 March.

It was one of many positive responses received from community members who took the opportunity to tour Parliament House for this year’s community day.

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