Aspiring MPs in lively debates

Youth Parliament 2018Youth from across Victoria have demonstrated their passion for politics at the 32nd Youth Parliament of Victoria held this week at Parliament House.

Debating in the two parliamentary chambers, 120 youth parliamentarians discussed a range of proposals, including food production and wastage regulation, lowering the breast screening age, prevention and minimisation of the harmful effects of gambling, and compulsory drug education in secondary schools.

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Rare book launched in digital version

Victoria the Golden eBookOne of the jewels in the Victorian Parliament’s rare book collection is now more accessible to the community following the launch of Victoria the Golden as an eBook.

The eBook reproduces in digital form an album of scenes and sketches by renowned colonial artist William Strutt that chronicles the formative years of Victoria as a colony.

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Entries open for Parliament Prize competition

Parliament Prize 2018The 2018 Parliament Prize competition for high school students is open for entries.

The competition was launched to coincide with Law Week, with entries to be submitted by 20 July 2018.

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Parliamentary Budget Officer appointed

Parliamentary Budget Officer Anthony Close The Governor in Council has appointed Anthony Close as the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

Mr Close becomes Victoria’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer, appointed for a five-year term.

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