Parliament of Victoria

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Parliament House, Melbourne, Victoria

The Parliament of Victoria is a bicameral legislature that makes the laws for the state of Victoria, Australia.[1] Its two houses are a lower house the Legislative Assembly, and an upper house, the Legislative Council. The Legislative Assembly has 88 members, and the Legislative Council has 40 members.[1] The political party with the most members in the lower house forms the government, and is led by the Premier of Victoria. In 2014, the Labor Party won the November election, and its leader, Daniel Andrews, became the Premier. The third part of the Parliament is the Crown, Queen Elizabeth II. She is represented in Victoria by the Governor of Victoria. The current governor is Professor David de Kretser, A.C.[2]

The parliament meets at Parliament House in Spring Street, Melbourne. This building was also the home of the Parliament of Australia from 1901 to 1927.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Parliament of Victoria - About Parliament". parliament.vic.gov.au. 2011 [last update]. http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  2. "Parliament of Victoria - Governor". parliament.vic.gov.au. 2011 [last update]. http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/people-in-parliament/governor. Retrieved 20 February 2011. "Professor David de Kretser, A.C"