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

29 May 2024: Professionalising the role of an MP

Previous events (recorded)

21 February 2024: AI, disinformation and the policy changes of new technology: Professor Christopher Marsden (Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Technology and the Law, Director Digital Law Group at Monash, Associate Director for Global Governance of the Data Futures Institute) –

1 November 2023: Australia’s Electoral Commissions: Safeguarding Australia’s democracy: Panellists: Nye Coffey (Australian Electoral Officer and State Manager – AEC), Sven Bluemmel (Victorian Electoral Commissioner), and Professor Sally Young (School of Social and Political Sciences at University of Melbourne) –

16 August 2023: Political donations and lobbying: a less than level playing field?: Panellists: Hon Justice Robert Redlich AC KC (former IBAC Commissioner), Dr Catherine Williams (Director of the Centre for Public Integrity), and Mr. Bill Forwood (former MLC and Strategic Counsel for the Askara Group) –

17 May 2023: 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) –

22 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) –

30 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