VFPMA Newsletter February 2024

VPFMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2024 A Word From The President (Peter Loney) A new year is upon us and we have a number of changes. Barry Steggall, Andrea Coote and Tammy Lobato have left the committee after having made valuable contributions over many years. Barry, as Vice President, offered sage advice and was a respected contributor […]

Congratulations to Suzanna Sheed AM

Congratulations to Suzanna Sheed, a former Member for Shepparton, on her appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2024 Australia Day Honours. Suzanna has been recognised for significant service to the people and Parliament of Victoria, and to the community.

Certificates of Service

The Parliament has sent Certificates of Service to all exiting members of the 59th Parliament.  This has been the practice of the Legislative Council for some years and is now the practice of both Houses.  The VPFMA has requested that former MPs who did not receive this recognition should be able to apply for it […]

AGM & Christmas Lunch – RSVP now

End-of-Year Lunch and AGM The VPFMA is having its Annual End of Year Lunch in Queens Hall on Friday 8th December at 12:30pm. To secure your booking please RSVP by sending your payment to our Treasurer by Monday, 27th November. The cost is $75 per person and includes a two course-meal with some wine provided […]

Parliamentary Bowling Club

Bowling Revival at Parliament House:-  The Victorian Parliamentary Bowling Club invite all former MPs to come along and roll a few balls with some current MPs on Wednesday, 18th October from 5:30PM.  More details to follow in early October but please mark your diaries if you are interested.  Also if you are interested in a […]

Australasian Study of Parliament Group

Australasian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG):-  The Victorian Chapter of the ASPG encourages former Members to participate in the Chapter’s activities. The chapter’s objectives include: running seminars that combine the practical and academic aspects of parliament (usually 4 seminars per year and always held at Parliament House); informing and educating the public about parliament; and […]

Mid-Year Former Members Lunch

Our mid-year get together was a beautiful lunch held in the Parliament Dining Room. We had over 50 attendees including a number of new members from the 59th Parliament and some former members from many years ago attending their first former members event. It was a pleasure to welcome all former members. Our guest speaker […]

Formal Acknowledgement of VPFMA

23.05.19 Presiding Officers letter to VPFMA – Passing of Acknowledgement Motion The VPFMA welcomes correspondence from the Presiding Officers confirming the Parliament’s official acknowledgement of the VPFMA as the representative body of former members as recommended by Deakin’s research Transitioning to Life After Parliament. That this House recognises the Victorian Parliamentary Former Members Association Incorporated […]