Supporting Our Senior Secondary Students to Succeed

July 23, 2021 -

Minister for Education has announced that the Victorian Government will continue to support students in their final years of school, with the Consideration of Educational Disadvantage (CED) process to continue in 2021 in light of continued disruptions to the school year. In a normal year, individual...

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Business Support: July 2021 Lockdown

July 22, 2021 -

General Cash Support: The Victorian Government has announced, Wednesday 21 July 2021, further support payments relating to the May-June lockdown: Eligible Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund recipients will receive $4,200, taking the total payment for current restriction period to $7,200 Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two...

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Supporting Our Veterans and Remembering Them

July 22, 2021 -

The Andrews Government is supporting the welfare of veterans and their families, and ensuring their sacrifices are remembered by future generations. Applications for Veterans Grants are now open through the ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund and the Victoria Remembers Grant Program. Under the ANZAC Day Proceeds...

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Recognising Outstanding Multicultural Victorians

July 22, 2021 -

Hawthorn locals are encouraged to honour the remarkable people and organisations that help make our state and local community a multicultural success story. Nominations are open for the Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence. The annual awards, now in their 20th year, include 15 categories, covering...

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New Inclusive Areas For Camberwell South Students

July 15, 2021 -

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian government schools build inclusive play areas, sensory gardens and learning areas through the Inclusive Schools Fund. Member for Hawthorn John Kennedy today announced Cohen Leigh Architects would design works to be undertaken at Camberwell South Primary School to...

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Have Your Say on Education Reform

July 14, 2021 -

Victorians are being encouraged to have their say on the Victorian Government’s major reforms of school-based vocational education and senior secondary education. The reforms will see the integration of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) into the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). This will...

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Local Organisations Lead Us To A Clean Energy Future

July 9, 2021 -

Member for Hawthorn John Kennedy congratulates Boroondara organisation Lighter Footprints on their appointment as one of the supporting organisations for one of Metropolitan Melbourne’s Community Power Hubs, which will lead the delivery of community projects that will transition the region to renewable and efficient energy...

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Community Reference Group for the Bills Street development in Hawthorn

July 9, 2021 -

Community Reference Group for the Bills Street development in Hawthorn JOHN KENNEDY’S INTRODUCTORY REMARKS   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to their Elders past and present. WELCOME AND THANKS As Hawthorn...

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Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Workers

July 8, 2021 -

The Andrews Labor Government is tackling insecure work head-on, with consultation on our Australian-first initiative to provide casual workers sick pay now underway. The Secure Work Pilot Scheme will help look after our most vulnerable workers by providing up to five days total of sick or...

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Congratulations to Boorondara’s Coral Ross, AM

July 8, 2021 -

Member for Hawthorn John Kennedy congratulates Coral Ross, former President of the Municipal Association of Victoria and the Australian Local Government Women’s Association, for her appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2021 Queen’s birthday honours list. Ms Ross is...

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Victoria Cautiously Moves Forward

July 7, 2021 -

As announced on July 7th by the Minister for Health Martin Foley, COVID restrictions across Melbourne are easing, though we remain cautious of the risk that all of Australia is currently grappling with. The last few weeks have demonstrated how delicate any gains made against...

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Victoria First In Nation To Make Wage Theft A Crime

July 1, 2021 -

The Andrews Government promised to criminalise wage theft. We have delivered on that promise, protecting workers whose income and entitlements are too often withheld from them. Victoria is the first state in Australia to be making this important progression for all workers. From the 1st...

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