We Have Moved!

Yes, we are now at 197 Riversdale Rd, opposite Australia Post in Hawthorn and on tram routes 70 and 75.  New facilities include the Community Meeting Room comfortably seating 12 of our 65,000 constituents and 45,000 electors.  I look forward to resuming face-to-face contact with groups and individuals composing this vibrant Hawthorn community.  Stay tuned for open house invitations!

In the meantime, two Electorate Officers are forming on-site skeleton staffing here on my behalf to take your personal calls (9882 4088), emails (John.Kennedy@parliament.vic.gov.au) and postal mail (Suite 1, 197-199 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122).  If you see me around, such as at Colin’s Catch for the fish and chips on Fridays, on the tram to the Electorate Office or train to Parliament, do say hello (albeit masked and at safe physical distance).

Last Week in Parliament

Living with my wife Bronwyn Lane in a residential village it was a delight to speak on amendments to the Retirement Villages Act 1986.  We still have a little way to go in bringing about greater clarity in contractual and financial arrangements in retirement villages, both the not-for-profit and privately owned entities.

Elsewhere in this fortnightly you can read about Men’s Sheds and my Member’s Statement.