Parliament Prize awarded to Victorian students

Parliament Prize 2017Six Victorian students have won awards in The Parliament Prize for 2017, presented at Parliament House. 

The winners were announced by Legislative Council President Bruce Atkinson and Legislative Assembly Speaker Colin Brooks, who presented the awards at a ceremony held at Parliament House attended by the students, their families, teachers and a number of MPs.

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Deakin thinkers work on youth blueprint

Victorian Parliament and Deakin University sign new partnership agreementThe Victorian Parliament has launched into a more youthful future this week with the help of students from Deakin University.

In a parliamentary first, a cross-disciplinary team of Deakin University students is working on a blueprint for parliament’s future engagement with youth through digital channels.

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Regional links grow

Parcipants in the VRCLP programMore than 100 community leaders have participated in a program of briefings at Parliament House, helping to boost regional connections.

The two-day program involved the Presiding Officers, MPs and senior parliamentary staff.

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Call to action at Deakin Oration

Professor Tony WongProfessor Tony Wong has made a call to action on water and sustainability when delivering the 2017 Deakin Oration at Parliament House.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities told a diverse audience of water company executives, academics, public servants, students and members of the general public that a political climate of cooperation and collaboration is needed if we are to tackle contemporary challenges in water management for our cities.

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Engaging more women in politics

CWP Conference 2017Women MPs from across Australia have met at Parliament House in Melbourne and discussed ways to engage more women in politics.

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference brought together women from across the political spectrum to examine a range of issues, including family friendly parliaments, empowering women in leadership, social media engagement, and political violence against women.

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