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Budget 2020/21: Putting People First in Hawthorn

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 –..

Budget 2020/21: Upgrading Auburn South Primary School

This year, Hawthorn East families have done an incredible job in supporting students to learn from home. As kids get back into the classroom, we want to make sure they have the fantastic new learning spaces they deserve. The Andrews Labor Government has built and..

Big Housing Build for Hawthorn

The Victorian Government is making sure more Victorians have the security and stability of a home, with our state’s – and Australia’s – biggest ever investment in public and community housing. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver a historic $5.3 billion Big Housing Build to..


  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..


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..


Hawthorn teachers and staff are among more than 400 Victorians being recognised for their commitment and dedication to public education, at a ceremony for Department of Education and Training employees who have reached 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service in 2019. Minister for..

State Budget 2019/20: Delivering for Hawthorn

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promises and delivering for the people of Hawthorn, with major investments in local schools, transport and parks in the Victorian Budget 2019/20. As part of a massive $1.8 billion investment in schools around the state, this year’s..

Telling the Stories of Hawthorn Veterans

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..

Faster, Easier Myki Readers for Glenferrie

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..

Announcing Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize Winners

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..

Toorak Road Level Crossing Removal

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..

New Funding Available for Sports Clubs in Hawthorn

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..

Funding Boost for Recycling Research and Development

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,..