I also had the pleasure of attending the Chaldean Babylonian New Year Festival on Sunday 1 April 2012 at the Coburg Lake Reserve which celebrated the 7312 Babylonian Year, which originated from the Chaldean Babylonians in the land of Mesopotamia. This festival also known as..
On Saturday 31 March 2012, I had the pleasure of attending the Assyrian Babylonian New Year Festival celebrating the year 6762. This festival also known as the Akitu Festival marks the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and dates back to Ancient Mesopotamia. There..
On 29 March I attended a rally by the Victorian Trades Hall Council on the steps of Parliament protesting the raid of $471.5 million of WorkCover dividends by the Baillieu Government. The Baillieu Government’s redirection of dividends to cover up its mismanagement of the Victorian..
On 28 March, I attended United Voice’s National Day of Action rally on the steps ofParliament, which aimed to highlight the poor working conditions of shoppingcentre cleaners. In November last year, I met with cleaners from Epping Plazaand they gave me firsthand accounts of the..
On 26 March 2012, Jenny visited the ‘Our Time’ Chinese supported playgroup in Reservoir, which is funded under the Supported Playgroups and Parent Initiative (SPPI) initiated by the former Labor Government. Supported playgroups aim to engage disadvantaged and vulnerable families to provide children the opportunity..
On 15 March 2012, Jenny hosted members of Darebin U3A ‘Day Tripper’ group for a morning tea and tour of Parliament House. Darebin University of the Third Age delivers a range of courses designed for older adults who are no longer fully employed. The courses provide..
On 16 February 2012, Jenny, together with the Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, set up a stall at the Whittlesea Youth Employment Opportunities Fair. The free event was attended by many local young people and offered the opportunity for them to get in touch..
On 12 December, Jenny, along with Members of the Labor Opposition, Colin Brooks (Bundoora), Liz Beattie (Yuroke) and Danielle Green (Yan Yean), attended the Australian Nursing Federation’s rally at the Northern Hospital. Nurses are currently negotiating their EBA with the Baillieu Government and are concerned..
The Baillieu government has slashed $48 million from the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Coordinators program leaving many students at risk of missing out on learning practical skills. VCAL is a great alternative to VCE and provides senior students with the practical skills they..
The Baillieu Government has refused to guarantee ongoing funding for the Living Longer Living Stronger (LLLS) program; a successful strength and conditioning program for seniors. The LLLS allows many seniors to maintain muscle strength and improve their fitness and balance. It assists in managing diabetes,..
On 29 November 2011, Jenny joined a community rally to re-open the Heidelberg West Police Station. Heidelberg West residents are no closer to having a fully-staffed police station despite a commitment by the Baillieu Government. Pictured here with Jenny are the Member for Yan Yean,..