Nick’s Parliamentary Speeches              To access Nick’s Parliamentary speeches, click on the link provided.

This link is to the Victorian Parliamentary Debates, also known as “Hansard”.

About ‘Hansard’ and Parliamentary ‘Debates’

The discussions that Members of Parliament have in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council are called debates.

All debates are written down and kept as a record of what happens in Parliament.

Debates are recorded by Hansard reporters. The reporters used to use a pencil and paper to write down what was said in shorthand.

Nowadays they use a stenotype machine. Some stenotype machines have a computer disk in them which is used to load up the information on a computer.

Debates are published daily in draft form for proof reading by Members of Parliament. After checking they are published as a book each week.

They are also available on the internet.

By clicking on the link above you can connect to the internet version and all of my contributions to the debates are automatically listed for your information. Other Members’ contributions can also be accessed here too.