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1954 Opening of the Victorian Parliament by the Queen

This publication looks at the preparations and events leading up to the royal tour of Australia in 1954, including the opening of the second session of the 39th Victorian Parliament by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 25 February.

Space technology in Australia

This paper provides a background on Australia’s space industry, the relevant public and private organisations, and the legislative framework governing it. The author also examines the opportunities and challenges the industry currently faces, with respect to regulation and competition from overseas counterparts.

Two decades of representation in the Victorian Parliament

This paper provides a social and demographic breakdown of Members of the Victorian Parliament for the five most recent parliaments (2002-2018) with respect to age, gender, education level, region of birth and occupation before entering Parliament.

Inflation and the cost of living: policy debates and practices

This paper examines some of the reasons why governments approach inflation the way they do and surveys some recent contributions to the policy debate.
Briefing paper

Environment Legislation Amendment (Circular Economy and Other Matters) Bill 2022: Bill Brief

This paper provides an overview of the Environment Legislation Amendment (Circular Economy and Other Matters) Bill 2022 by exploring Victoria’s transition to a circular economy and recent regulatory and legislative changes to the waste and recycling sector.