Budget 2020-21 Putting People First In Hawthorn

November 24, 2019 -

When the Andrews Labor Government was elected, we promised to put people first. As our state begins its recovery from the global pandemic, people will continue to be our priority. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers on the investments that will see our community recover – and come...

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Adjournment Matter For The Minister For Mental Health

October 30, 2019 -

My adjournment matter tonight is for the Minister for Mental Health, and the action I seek is for the minister to host a mental health forum in Hawthorn following the interim recommendations from the mental health royal commission, which are due in November. Answer I...

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Hawthorn Schools To Share in $515M Maintenance Blitz

September 2, 2019 -

Hawthorn schools will share in a $515 million in the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government.   John Kennedy MP said this funding will support 10 schools across the electorate to ensure every...

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Secure Storage For Schools To Roll Out Mobile Phone Ban

August 26, 2019 -

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $12.4 million to deliver the resources schools need to securely store student mobile phones, ahead of the state-wide school ban starting next year. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the funding at Auburn High School with Member for...

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Auburn High Redevelopment

May 28, 2019 -

It was wonderful to acknowledge the massive $5.5 million investment to make sure students at Auburn High School have the learning spaces they deserve by upgrading and modernising their main block. An architect will be appointed later this year, working with the school to best...

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Telling The Stories Of Hawthorn Veterans

April 17, 2019 -

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive for future generations in Hawthorn. Member for Hawthorn John Kennedy MP has announced $16,076 in funding for the Honour Avenue Commemorative Marker Posts to the City of Boroondara. The grant was approved as...

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Faster, Easier Myki Readers For Glenferrie

April 2, 2019 -

Passengers will be able to get on and off trains at Glenferrie station quicker and easier, thanks to upgraded readers on myki gates. Member for Hawthorn John Kennedy said upgrading the myki readers to the faster, next generation model will allow for a quicker entry...

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Community Bulletin

February 24, 2019 -

Welcome to my first community newsletter, including announcements made in the 2019-20 State Budget. Community Bulletin State Budget Edition Community Bulletin Christmas 2019 Edition

Video: Hawthorn Inductees To The Victorian Honour Roll Of Women

February 20, 2019 -

It was a privilege to acknowledge the inspirational leadership of Judy Dalton, Coral Ross and Professor Doreen Thomas in Parliament last week. All three were inductees in the 2019 Victorian Honour Roll of Women for their tireless efforts to further gender equality in their chosen...

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John Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech

February 20, 2019 - ,

  Speaker, I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we gather.  I pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging. As for family background. I rejoice in the proclamation of Pope John 23rd that “half the world is Irish...

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Announcing Premier’s Spirit Of Anzac Prize Winners

February 15, 2019 -

A group of Victorian students will trace the steps of those who served in the Vietnam War, learning about Australia’s military history and reflecting upon the spirit of those who fought. The Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize provides young Victorians with the opportunity to travel...

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Toorak Road Level Crossing Removal

February 12, 2019 -

Tuesday 12 February 2019 The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with removing the dangerous and congested level crossing on Toorak Road in Kooyong which is a major bottleneck for tens of thousands of Victorians every day. This intersection is one of Melbourne’s busiest and...

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New Funding Available For Sports Clubs In Hawthorn

February 6, 2019 -

Sports clubs in the electorate of Hawthorn are encouraged to apply for $500,000 in VicHealth grants now up for grabs. The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, open today, provides grants of up to $3,000 or $10,000 to community sporting clubs to help get...

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Funding Boost For Recycling Research And Development

January 8, 2019 -

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering another major boost to support the development of innovation across Victoria’s recycling sector. John Kennedy, the Labor MP for Hawthorn, today announced three grants amounted to over $420,000 to Swinburne University and its R & D partners. The Research,...

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