Hawthorn One Of Six Fast Start Sites For Big Housing Build

February 26, 2021 -

More than 200 new houses for people who need it will be built in Hawthorn – some of the first new homes that will be delivered through the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Big Housing Build. Member for Hawthorn John Kennedy today announced that Bills Street...

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Support For Businesses Impacted By Circuit Breaker Action

February 22, 2021 -

We know that last week’s circuit breaker was not easy on anybody, but particularly on small businesses, of which there are many in Hawthorn. Therefore, new support has been announced for small businesses, including sole traders, most impacted by the coronavirus circuit-breaker action – with...

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Rocket Park

February 22, 2021 -

The Rocket The rocket in Central Gardens has been a defining feature of that park for decades. So much so that we have all come to know it as “Rocket Park”. Boroondara Council is currently planning to renew the playground in Central Gardens.  Community consultation...

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Deadly And Proud

February 19, 2021 -

Victoria has a rich history, a deep history. While Aboriginal people have long preserved and celebrated their history, it is important that all Victorians acknowledge the resilience, pride and achievements of Aboriginal Victorians. This month the Andrews Government launched the Deadly & Proud campaign. Deadly & Proud features...

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Why We’re With The ACF

February 19, 2021 -

This is the final edition in our series of six articles, written by the members of the Australian Conservation Foundation’s (ACF) Boroondara Branch. This series has been a fantastic collaboration between John Kennedy MP and the Boroondara branch of the ACF to raise awareness and...

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Work Starts On Auburn High School Upgrades

February 19, 2021 -

ARCHITECT APPOINTED Students at Auburn High School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Member for Hawthorn, John Kennedy, today announced that Wowowa Architects have been...

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$2k To Support A Hawthorn Multicultural Senior’s Group

February 19, 2021 -

The Andrews Government is supporting multicultural seniors’ groups across the state, including in Hawthorn, to recover from the lingering impacts of the pandemic. The Coronavirus Support for Multicultural Seniors grants program will be  providing the Chinese Precinct Business Association Victoria with $2,000. After a difficult year, these...

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The Kennedy Team Serving You

February 8, 2021 -

The Kennedy Team, in bringing real life experience to its work at Hawthorn Electorate Office, is here for you. John Kennedy MP, Founding Principal of Loyola College, ex RAAF Officer and resident of Hawthorn and Deepdene since 2004. Active in education, multi-cultural communities, public transport,...

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Hawthorn Students Are Back To School For 2021

February 5, 2021 -

More than one million students headed back to school last fortnight across Victoria. Congratulations to all Preps and Year Sevens on the beginning of a new journey, and to Grade Six and Year 12 students on an exciting final year ahead. Congrats also to parents...

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Engaging More Women and Girls in STEM

February 5, 2021 -

As the new school year kicks off, the Andrews Government is helping more girls and women across the state engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Girls and women are still vastly underrepresented in STEM fields in Australia, which is why we are putting...

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ACF Boroondara: We Need Stronger Environmental Laws For Nature

February 4, 2021 -

The law created to protect the Australian environment is known as the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act – quite a mouthful.  It is usually referred to as the EPBC Act, and has just been reviewed for the second time since its passage twenty years...

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Making Renting Fairer For All Victorians

February 4, 2021 -

The Andrews Labor Government is taking another step towards making renting fairer for all Victorians, with new rules to ensure every rental property meets basic standards. With more than one in four people renting in Victoria, it’s crucial that basic amenities such as hot and...

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Honouring Hawthorn’s Citizen Of The Year

February 4, 2021 - ,

It was my pleasure on Thursday the 4th of February 2021, to take a moment in Parliament to honour Yvonne Giltinan, a Hawthorn constituent who was recognised by the City of Boroondara on the 26th of January as both Citizen of the Year, and Outstanding...

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