Captain’s Call: Listening To Hawthorn’s Young Leaders

April 30, 2021 -

On Monday, 26 April, John Kennedy hosted School Captains from across the Hawthorn electorate for lunch and round-table discussion. In attendance were Ella and Adele from Auburn High School, Angus and Pearl from Camberwell High School, Harriette and Chloe from Siena College, and Franky and...

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Getting The ‘MOST’ Youth Mental Health Support

April 29, 2021 -

Last week the Andrews Labor Government welcomed the commencement of the MOST (Moderated Online Social Therapy) program. The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we deliver mental health care. This new program means young people can get the long-term care they need to stay...

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Grants Open To Change Our Game

April 29, 2021 -

Applications for Round 2 of the 2020-21 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants are now open. The program is designed to fund one-off events that celebrate and showcase the role women and girls play at the community level. Grants of up to $10,000 are available...

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Bills St Community Consultation

April 16, 2021 -

Homes Victoria’s community consultation on the Bills Street Housing Project started on 18 March 2021 and closed last Friday, 16 April 2021. The plans for the development have changed and adapted over a number of years and this latest round of community feedback will help...

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Hawthorn Clubs Score Sport Grants

April 15, 2021 -

Five grassroots sport clubs and organisations in the Hawthorn electorate are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $7,300 from the Victorian Government. Member for Hawthorn, John Kennedy this week announced the...

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Celebrating Mental Health Carers Achievements In Hawthorn Electorate

April 15, 2021 -

Media Release John Kennedy, Member for Hawthorn, proudly celebrates the achievement of Tania Curlis, who was recognised for their commitment providing care and support of Victorians with mental health issues at the Tandem awards, attended by the Minister for Mental Health, James Merlino. The Tandem...

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Re-Opening Of Melbourne’s Tram Museum In Hawthorn

April 15, 2021 -

The Melbourne Tram Museum is a volunteer-based non-profit group that focuses on the preservation and display of Melbourne’s tramway history. It re-opened on 27 March and from this month will return to its normal operating schedule, with open days on the second and fourth Saturdays...

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Road Safety Recommendations Arrive

April 1, 2021 -

The Andrews Labor Government is investigating how Victoria’s roads can be made safer.  A recently tabled Parliamentary Inquiry considered whether the state’s road toll can be reduced to fewer than 200, every year. The inquiry, chaired by Upper House member for the Eastern-Metropolitan region (which...

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Five Years From The Royal Commission Into Family Violence

April 1, 2021 -

This fortnight we marked five years since the Royal Commission into Family Violence concluded in Victoria. We established the Royal Commission into Family Violence to shine a light on our biggest law and order issue. Its final report was the beginning of a long and...

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Taking Electric Vehicles Seriously

April 1, 2021 -

The Andrews Labor Government is investing  $45 million to support the uptake of electric vehicles across Victoria. We’re encouraging the uptake of zero and low emission vehicles with several key initiatives, including: discounted vehicle registration fees and stamp duty concessions, investing in fast charging networks...

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Compass Education

April 1, 2021 - ,

Member’s Statement Given on 16 March 2021. “I recently visited the offices of Compass Education, an education technology platform, and met with founders John de la Motte and Lucas Filer and their friendly staff. Compass is a popular all-in-one school management system that helps schools...

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