Parliament

Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

It is very pleasing to speak in support of such important legislation as is currently before the Assembly. The Bill contains far-ranging provisions designed to both ensure equity and to right system inadequacy for some of Victoria’s most disadvantaged citizens. In ensuring that social and..

Member’s Statement – Funding for Men’s Sheds

14 October, 2020 I was delighted with the government’s recent announcement that $870 000 would be directed towards upgrading men’s sheds across Victoria. Men’s sheds are safe and productive spaces for men to work on common projects and participate in their local community. They are a fantastic..

Members Statement – RUOK Day and Hawthorn AFC

Speaker, Last Thursday was RUOK day, an important day to empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life. In recognition of this day I want to acknowledge and share some of..

ADJOURNMENT MATTER — Mr Kennedy to ask the Minister for Education

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to provide me with an update on the rollout of the government’s mobile phone ban at schools in my electorate of Hawthorn. Last year I visited Auburn..

Early Childhood Education

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (21:30): I am very pleased to be speaking on this motion. It has been quite some time since I was a three-year-old, and I certainly did not have the benefit of a three-year old kindergarten. It has caused me to think a..

Retail Leases Amendment Act 2019

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (15:40): In Hawthorn there are three strips of cafes, shops and what have you—Burke Road, Glenferrie Road and Burwood Road—and these are very lively, very engaging places and very, very popular. However, in Hawthorn and indeed in other parts not too far..

AUBURN SOUTH PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr KENNEDY: Twice in 2019, in February and August, I visited the lively Auburn South Primary School, founded in 1925—with the original two-storey block building still standing—and educating over 600 children 95 years later. The gateway to the school presents a place rich in history,..

CONSTITUENCY QUESTION — Mr Kennedy to ask the Minister for Education

My constituency question is for the Minister for Education and concerns the upgrading of facilities at one of the many excellent preschools in my electorate of Hawthorn. West Hawthorn Pre-school is a wonderful facility, and on 10 March I was thrilled to be there to announce..

VICTORIA POLICE DEATHS

With Anzac Day this Saturday I wanted to remember and honour those who served Australia in wars, especially those who died in the line of duty. And then last night, with the tragic news of the deaths of four Victoria Police members, we were further..

CONSTITUENCY QUESTION — Mr Kennedy to ask the Minister for Education

My question is for the Minister for Education. What will the minister do to support the hardworking kindergartens in my electorate of Hawthorn as they are faced with growing demand for four-year-old kindergarten and braced with excitement for the rollout of three-year-old kindergarten? Early childhood..

North East Link Bill 2020

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn): I am very pleased, delighted, excited to speak on the North East Link Bill 2020, a project that will bring many benefits to the east, where my electorate of Hawthorn is situated. This project has been spoken about for many years, but..

West Hawthorn Pre-school

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) My constituency question is for the Minister for Education and concerns the upgrading of facilities at one of the many excellent preschools in my electorate of Hawthorn. West Hawthorn Pre-school is a wonderful facility, and on 10 March I was thrilled to..

GLEN IRIS JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (17:34): (2027) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, who just happens to be here at the moment. The action I seek is that she ensure that the Glen Iris Junior Football Club, the Gladiators, continue to have access..

WEST HAWTHORN KINDERGARTEN

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (11:44): (2017) My question is for the Minister for Education. What will the minister do to support the hardworking kindergartens in my electorate of Hawthorn as they are faced with growing demand for four-year-old kindergarten and braced with excitement for the roll..

ROSSBOURNE SCHOOL

Mr KENNEDY (Hawthorn) (09:51): Last week it was a delight to meet parents, staff and students of Hawthorn’s Rossbourne School and present student representative badges to Amy, Jake, Ariel, Bella, Elliott, Chris, Sam, Nikita, Ella, Jack and Jake. Rossbourne is a non-government school for students..