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Join us for a program that takes you behind the scenes at the Parliament of Victoria!

Parliament exists to make and change laws and to represent the interests of all Victorians. Parliament is committed to ensuring that young Victorians engage in democracy; this program gives you a front row seat to the action.  

Launched in 2022, Parliament Express provides young writers with the opportunity to gain practical skills, receive professional mentoring and have an article published on the Parliament website.  You can read articles from previous years' programs here.

Parliament Express is a series of intensive seminars delivered weekly over four weeks. Participants will meet in person at the Parliament of Victoria, getting a look behind the scenes of parliament and receiving masterclasses on research, interviewing and writing for clients – as well as an opportunity to do a Q&A with sitting MPs.

Each seminar goes for 3 hours and focuses on developing your knowledge and skills and building on your understanding of how parliament functions. You will have the chance to engage in unique experiences and meet many of the people who play a role in the work of parliament. 

After the four-week intensive, you will be given a four-week writing period to apply what you’ve learned and produce a first draft of an article for Parliament of Victoria’s website, receiving editorial guidance from Parliament of Victoria’s Community Engagement Manager.

To be eligible for the program, you must be between 18 and 25, be eligible to vote in a Victorian election and be available to attend in person sessions at Parliament House on May 21, May 28, June 4 and June 11 between 2pm and 5pm.

Parliament Express is a joint project between Express Media and the Parliament of Victoria.

Applications are now open and close 11:59PM AEDT 1st May 2024. Apply now!

Have a question? Need help with our application? Send an email to Express Media’s Creative Producer Mia Nie at creativeproducer@expressmedia.org.au

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