Public Holidays Amendment Bill 2019

June 18, 2019 -

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (17:22:46): Today I rise to speak proudly on the Public Holidays Amendment Bill 2019. The bill will enshrine in legislation Easter Sunday and Grand Final Friday as public holidays. It will also legislate for an additional public holiday when Christmas Day falls on...

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Boroondara Cares Foundation

June 5, 2019 -

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (10:00:30): I would like to speak about a charitable initiative within my Hawthorn electorate: the Boroondara Cares Chances scholarship program. This program helps motivated and talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, aiding them to excel in their school environment free of financial burdens....

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Auburn High School Redevelopment

May 28, 2019 -

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (10:05:18): As a former secondary principal I sure know a good school when I encounter one, whether it be seeing well-turned-out students on the 75 tram down Burwood and Riversdale roads, a carefully planned school assembly or the sharing of lively classroom conversations....

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Victorian Honour Roll Of Women

March 19, 2019 -

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (18:12:42): I am pleased to advise the house that three of the 21 inductees to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2019 are from the go-ahead Hawthorn electorate. Ms Judy Dalton showed courage in 1970 when she broke away from the tennis...

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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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