Victoria’s ASPG Chapter usually meets three or four times a year to discuss issues and themes of parliamentary interest.

Meetings usually take place at Parliament House during House sitting periods from 6.30 to 8.00pm.

Recent events

Cross-bench Q&A: The new Upper House cross-benchers reflect on their first year in Parliament

Guest speakers: Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins (MLC); Fiona Patten (MLC); Jeff Bourman (MLC); Daniel Young (MLC); and James Purcell (MLC)

Enhancing MPs’ Professional Development: Can we do better?

Guest speakers: Hon Tim Fischer (AC), former Deputy Prime Minister; Associate Professor Ken Coghill, Department of Management, Monash Business School, Monash University; and Adjunct Professor Colleen Lewis, National Centre for Australian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

The Media and Politics: Friend or Foe?

Guest speakers: Maxine McKew, former journalist and former Member for Bennelong and Josephine Cafagna, former journalist and former Head of Communications in the Office of the Victorian Premier

Analysis of the August 2016 Federal Election

Guest speaker: Mr Antony Green, ABC Election Analyst

Pathways to Politics for Women: Female Representation in Australian Politics

Guest speaker: Dr Andrea Carson, School of Social and Political Sciences, Melbourne University and coordinator of the Pathways to Politics for Women Program

The 2016 USA Election: President Trump: reasons to be not afraid

Guest speaker: Timothy Lynch, Associate Professor in American Politics, University of Melbourne