When the Coalition Government made the decision to cut $290 million from the TAFE sector, they either didn’t understand or didn’t care how it would impact on Victorians. Courses are now being slashed, jobs are being lost and campuses are closing. The Liberal-National Government..
On 15 June 2012, Jenny, together with the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, visited the Godfrey Street Neighbourhood House in Bentleigh. The centre continues to call on the Baillieu Government to reinstate funding to the Take a Break Occasional Child Care program, which was..
On 5 May 2012 Jenny, along with the Member for Bundoora, Colin Brooks and the CEO of Hockey Victoria, Ben Hartung attended the La Trobe University Hockey Club’s 45th Anniversary. This sporting club is one of the largest at La Trobe University with over 15 registered competitive teams participating..
On 14 May 2012, during National Volunteer Week, Jenny attended the launch of Timehelp Manningham. Through Timehelp, the expertise of senior volunteers is matched with the needs of schools, assisting children with tasks such as reading and writing support, gardening and grounds maintenance, mentoring, subject..
On 3 May 2012, Jenny, along with her Labor collegues, attended the Health and Community Services Union’s Mental Health rally on the steps of Parliament to campaign for fair pay and conditions along with funding to improve mental health services. Despite their election promise, the..
On 20 April 2012, Jenny, together with the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, Member for Preston, Robin Scott and Member for Thomastown, Bronwyn Halfpenny visited William Ruthven Secondary College. The Baillieu Government has ignored calls by the community, Darebin Council and local MPs to use the..
On 19 April 2012, Jenny, together with the Shadow Minister for Cost of Living and member for Mil Park, Lily D’Ambrosio, attended the Fair Go For Pensioners Rally on the steps of Parliament House. Under the Baillieu Government, senior Victorian are paying more for stamp..
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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..