The End Of 2020.

December 27, 2020 -

New Year’s Eve is nearly upon us! Bronwyn and I sat down on Christmas Day with son Patrick, daughter Fionnuala and husband Dominic together with the“star of the show”, 14-month-old granddaughter Elsie! We hope your time with loved ones is also extra special this year especially...

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More Locals In Boroondara Get Back To Work

December 21, 2020 -

Locals who have lost work due to the coronavirus pandemic will have the chance to fill new positions that provide significant community benefits through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative. The Boroondara Council is one of 16 new councils to sign up to the Andrews Labor...

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Building And Upgrading Kinders Across Hawthorn

December 17, 2020 -

The Andrews Labor Government will build and upgrade kindergartens across Victoria – creating thousands of new kinder places and hundreds of jobs as Victoria rolls out funded universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. 127 kinders across Victoria will share in $46.9 million through the Building Blocks programs –...

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It Has Been A Momentous Fortnight!

December 14, 2020 -

Two Fridays ago, the 4th of December, marked the second anniversary of the declaration that I had won the seat of Hawthorn, following election on the 24th of November 2018.  Reflecting on this surprising and exciting time, I recall initial shock which soon turned into joy at this...

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Handling Heatwaves: Tips From The Australian Conservation Foundation

December 11, 2020 -

Heatwaves are a common occurrence in hot Aussie summers. Lots of us are familiar with the exhaustion that comes from feeling awfully sticky and sweaty for the third or fourth day in a row. But besides being uncomfortable, heatwaves are actually really bad news for...

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On Behalf Of Hawthorn: Budget Reply

December 11, 2020 - ,

It was an honour on Wednesday to make my final speech in Parliament for the year of 2020, and in doing so, to reply to the fantastic Budget that the Andrews Government delivered last fortnight. When Governments hand down budgets, they reveal two important things;...

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Commending State Schools Relief For Their Support In Hawthorn

December 7, 2020 -

It’s a global reality that education hung in the balance this year while the world navigated (and continues to navigate) a public health crisis. Education is one of Victoria’s biggest assets, and one we worked hard to protect through 2020, though it wasn’t easy. It...

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