Justice Legislation Amendment Criminal Appeals Bill 2019

October 31, 2019 -

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (16:40:02): I would like to begin my remarks with some reference to general issues of law and order. I go back to my own election campaign in October 2018. In Hawthorn West, outside a number of shops, there was another candidate for Hawthorn...

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Solar Homes Program

October 31, 2019 -

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (11:50:17): (1388) My constituency question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes and is about the solar panel rebate scheme. The Andrews Labor government’s $1.3 billion Solar Homes program will install solar panels, solar hot...

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Adjournment Matter For The Minister For Mental Health

October 30, 2019 -

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Mental Health, and the action I seek is for the minister to host a mental health forum in Hawthorn following the interim recommendations from the mental health royal commission, which are due in November. Answer I...

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Justice Legislation Amendment (Serious Offenders And Other Matters) Bill 2019

October 29, 2019 -

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (15:41:50): The purpose of this bill is, consistent with the Andrews Labor government’s determination to safeguard the community, to strengthen the operation of prisons, parole and the post-sentence supervision scheme to further enhance community safety. As has previously been noted, the bill will...

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Baby Bundles

October 29, 2019 -

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (14:09:59): Elsie Kathleen Quinn was born three weeks ago today at Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg to Fionnuala Kennedy and Dominic Quinn. This has brought great joy to this first-time grandfather standing before you and his wife, Bronwyn Lane. Together they have...

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Victoria-China Links

October 17, 2019 -

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (10:01:13): The schools in the Hawthorn electorate are proud of their strong ties to China. Nearly all offer Mandarin, host international students and have sister school arrangements in place. Auburn High is running a leadership program in China in November. This member is...

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Land (Revocation of Reservations) Bill 2019

October 15, 2019 -

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (17:58:47): As I near the first anniversary of my election to this house, I enjoy reminiscing about the thrills of being the member for Hawthorn and part of a government that has achieved so much—announcing funding for schools, raising flags at various...

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