New Deputy Speaker elected

Maree EdwardsMaree Edwards, the Member for Bendigo West, has been elected Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Ms Edwards has been a Member of the Legislative Assembly since 2010.

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39th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly elected

Speaker Colin BrooksColin Brooks, the Member for Bundoora, has been elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Mr Brooks becomes the 39th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

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Robot presents at parliamentary hearing

NAO In a parliamentary first for Victoria, a robot has presented at a hearing by the Family and Community Development Committee.

Called NAO, the robot was brought to the hearing by a team from The Brainary as part of their presentation on educational technology and how it can be used in teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Portrait unveiled for historic collection

DenisNapthinePortrait ThumbThe historic Premiers Portraits collection at Parliament House has a new addition after the portrait of Victoria’s 47th Premier, the Hon Dr Denis Napthine, was unveiled.

Painted by accomplished artist Jude Rae, the portrait was unveiled by the President of the Legislative Council, the Hon Bruce Atkinson MLC at a ceremony held in Queen’s Hall.

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New parliamentary interns start work

Library InternsThirty-four new parliamentary interns have been welcomed to Parliament House for an orientation session as they begin their research work.

The students from Melbourne, Monash and Victoria universities are participating in the first semester of this year’s parliamentary internship program.

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