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 on a Wednesday of a sitting week, at 5.00 p.m.

Upcoming events

Parliamentary Committees: Members, Stakeholders and Outcomes that change our society: Panellists: the Hon Edward O’Donohue MLC (former Member of the Legislative Council), Bronwyn Halfpenny MLA (current Member for Thomastown) and Mr Ian Smith (Latrobe Uni academic)

Recent events

February 2023

The 2022 State Election: The campaign, the result, and the next four years Panellists: Richard Willingham (ABC), Sumeyya Ilanbey (The Age) and Professor William Partlett (Melbourne Law School) (

August 2022

Reflections from the 59th Parliament: Panellists: Tania Maxwell MLC (Derryn Hinch Justice Party), Juliana Addison MLA (Australian Labor Party), Dr Tim Read MLA (Victorian Greens) and Dr Matthew Bach MLC (Liberal Party) (

Past events

Unveiling cabinet records from the National Archives of Australia

Guest speaker: Associate Professor Paul Strangio

Analysis: 2018 Victorian State Election

Guest speaker: Mr Anthony Green

Reflections of a former Chief Justice

Guest speaker: The Hon. Marilyn Warren AC

Convenience voting in Victoria

Guest speakers: Dr Matthew Laing and Dr Narelle Miragliotta

IBAC’s First Five Years

Guest speaker: Mr Alistair Maclean, Chief Executive Officer – Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

Cross-bench Q&A: Reflecting on the 58th Parliament.

Guest speakers: Ms Fiona Patten, Mr Jeff Bourman and Ms Ellen Sandell

Winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize: ICAN

Guest speaker: Dimity Hawkins, ICAN co-founder