Pride in Hawthorn Innovators

May 28, 2021 -

Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy, Jaala Pulford, visited the Hawthorn electorate last Monday to open Compass Education’s new Australian Headquarters on Burwood Road. John Kennedy MP attended alongside colleagues Will Fowles MP and Nina Taylor MP to celebrate the Hawthorn success story...

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$11.5 Million for Local School Sporting Space

May 28, 2021 -

The Member for Hawthorn, John Kennedy, is proud to announce the Andrews Government’s delivery of $11.5 million to upgrade sporting facilities used by Swinburne Senior Secondary College and the broader community in the 2021-2022 State Budget. The funds will contribute to the redevelopment of Fritsch...

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Victorian Budget Breakdown

May 28, 2021 -

As the Member for Hawthorn, John Kennedy was proud to watch as Treasurer Tim Pallas tabled the Andrews Government’s State Budget for 2021-22. This Budget will support an average of 38,000 jobs every year over the next four years, while also investing in the care...

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ADJOURNMENT MATTER FOR THE MINISTER FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

May 26, 2021 -

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Creative Industries, and the action I seek is an update on how the government’s support for creative industries benefits my constituents and businesses in Hawthorn. As we are all aware, many businesses have suffered during the COVID...

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Creating Jobs and Caring For Hawthorn

May 20, 2021 -

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs and caring for the people of Hawthorn.  The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will support an average of 38,000 jobs every year over the next four years, while also investing in the care and services our community needs.  Swinburne Senior Secondary College is one of 52...

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CONSTITUENCY QUESTION TO THE MINISTER FOR CONSUMER AFFAIRS

May 20, 2021 -

My question is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation and concerns the review of the Retirement Villages Act 1986 currently underway. The government published an options paper to which the community could respond and provide feedback. Along with my colleagues Nina...

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Celebrating A Greener Camberwell

May 14, 2021 -

Mr Kennedy, Member for Hawthorn, and Nina Taylor, Member for the Southern Metropolitan region, attended an event held at Ignite Café in Camberwell on 13 May to celebrate the $1.76 million dollars the Andrews Labor Government is providing towards the creation of the Camberwell Green...

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Parliament online series to showcase Victorian scientific endeavour

May 13, 2021 -

Launching this week, a new online series ‘STEM and Society’ will highlight the game-changing work being undertaken by various Victorian scientists and researchers. Presented as a partnership between the Parliament of Victoria, the Royal Society of Victoria and Victorian Parliamentarians for STEM, the series will...

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A Bolder, Brighter Future For Our Creative State

May 13, 2021 -

We are working to reinvigorate Victoria’s multi-billion-dollar creative economy, with an unprecedented $288 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government in the upcoming Victorian Budget 2021/22. Designed to secure jobs and reassert Victoria’s position as the creative state, a $167.3 million Creative State funding package...

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Up And About: Revitalisation Push Backs City and State Recovery

May 13, 2021 -

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s jobs recovery with a new investment of more than $260 million to rejuvenate Melbourne’s much-loved CBD and attract visitors to the state from across the nation. Acting Premier James Merlino and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events...

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Innovation and Excellence: Hawthorn Park

May 13, 2021 -

Mr Kennedy, Member for Hawthorn, is delighted that Hawthorn Park, a new residential development located at 33-57 Camberwell Road in Hawthorn East has been nominated for a Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Award in the Development Innovation category. The apartments and townhouses that...

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Bills St Housing Project – Consultations Open

May 7, 2021 -

Consultation on the Bills St Housing Project’s plans is now open. The Homes Victoria redevelopment site at Bills Street, Hawthorn, will replace obsolete social housing with well designed, secure, modern social and affordable housing. Homes Victoria want to hear from the community on the Bills...

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Local Theatre: A Name For Herself

May 7, 2021 -

Mr Kennedy was delighted to attend the new play, ‘A Name for Herself’, written by Meg McNena and directed by Lynda Fleming, at one of its two premiere shows at the Renaissance Theatre. The play tells the story of a militant rebel and a pacifist...

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Committee Calls To Extend Anti-Vilification Protections

May 7, 2021 -

The ABC reported that as the COVID-19 pandemic rose in Victoria, a year ago, so did the number of people contacting Victoria’s human rights commissioner for advice about racial vilification, and new data shows it is not slowing down. This week the Anti-Vilification Protections Inquiry, which investigated...

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