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Weighbridge Aged Care Facility Fattened Up for Privatisation

On 21 March 2014, Jenny, along with Jennifer Kanis MP, Member for Melbourne, Ms PipCarew, ANMF Assistant Secretary, and a family member of a resident, visited the Weighbridge Aged Care Facility in Flemington that has been flagged to close in June this year as part..

Napthine Fails Seniors

Three years since taking office the Napthine Government has failed to cut the cost of living for Victorian pensioners and has in fact made it harder for older Victorians, many of whom are struggling with the cost of living. Since becoming Premier earlier this year,..

Napthine’s Aged Care Privatisation Agenda

The Napthine Government is proceeding with its plans to privatise our public aged care system by ripping $75 million from the public aged care budget. Under the Coalition, the Public Residential Aged Care Sector has shrunk by 284 beds – despite Victoria’s ageing population. In..

Schools Still Waiting For Funding From Napthine Government

The Napthine Government has no re-building plan for our schools and are forcing students to learn in classrooms that are falling down. Victoria’s educational system is drastically under-funded, with primary and secondary schools still waiting for key capital funding from the Napthine Government. Between 2007..

Victorian Labor’s Plan for 10,000 Jobs and World Class Transport

Victorian Labor has released Project 10,000 – a transport alternative to the $8 billion East West tunnel that will transform public transport, remove the worst traffic bottlenecks, boost economic growth and create ten thousand jobs. Project 10,000 will give Victorians a very clear choice when..

Playgroup Victoria Inaugural Awards Ceremony

On 17 November, Jenny attended Playgroup Victoria’s Inaugural Awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate the contribution of playgroups in the community. Playgroups are an excellent way for children to socialise and many operate through the selfless support oftheir volunteers. L-R: Playgroup Victoria CEO, Viv Cunningham-Smith,..

Breast Cancer Day at Parliament

On 29 October, Jenny participated in the Mini-Field of Women event at Parliament.   Mini-Fields are a tribute to women and their families affected by breast cancer. The PinkLady silhouette is symbolic of Breast Cancer Network Australia’s focus on womendiagnosed with breast cancer. For more information,..

Charles LaTrobe Teaching School Official Opening

On 9 October, Jenny, along with the Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines and the Member for Bundoora, Colin Brooks, attended the official opening of the Charles LaTrobe Teaching School. The Teaching School brings together pre-service teacher education and school education to improve student outcomes and..

Northern Hospital Rally

On 24 September, Jenny, along with Shadow Health Minister Gavin Jennings, other northern suburbs MP’s, including Bronwyn Halfpenny (Thomastown), Lily D’Ambrosio (Mill Park) and Danielle Green (Yan Yean) and local community members attended a rally outside of the Northern Hospital to protest the Napthine Government’s..

YOUth Untitled Forum

On 20 September, Jenny participated in a panel on youth affairs at the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria YOUth Untitled Forum. The discussion focused on issues affectingyoung people including mental health, same sex attraction and education. Picturedhere is Jenny with CEO of YACVic, Georgie Ferrari..

Kalparrin Early Intervention Service

On 5 September, Jenny joined the Member for Bundoora, Colin Brooks, Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, CEO of Kalparrin, Kerry Smithies and Communications Director, Gayle Cavanagh, in Parliament to lodge over 1000 signatures on a petition calling on the Napthine Government to fund additional..

Napthine Transport Plan A Dud – Auditor General

The Victorian Auditor General’s report – Developing Transport Infrastructure and services for Population Growth Areas – has confirmed that without urgent investment in suburban public transport and roads, congestion will continue to grow. The report is further evidence that the Napthine Government’s $8 billion tunnel..

Sunshine Hospital Rally

On 15 August, Jenny attended a large rally outside Bernie Finn’s electorate office, together with a number of her Labor colleagues, President of Autism Angels, Christos Havelas and affected parents, calling on the Government to re-open access to multi-disciplinary assessments for pre-schoolers at Sunshine Hospital…

Labor Cares Youth Forum

On 7 August, Jenny attended a Labor Cares Youth Forum organised by the Member for Keilor, Natalie Hutchins along with the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews. The forum was a good opportunity for young people from the local area to raise issues of importance..

Napthine Govt Moves To Privatise Aged Care

Budget papers have revealed the Napthine Government’s plans to privatise public sector residential aged care. Under Labor, more than 40 aged care facilities were redeveloped across Victoria and thesystem was expanded to meet the rising demand. In contrast, since taking office in 2010, the Napthine..

Napthine’s Cuts Gutting Victorian TAFE

According to the 2013 Victorian Training Market Quarterly Report, which is the first analysis of enrolments since the TAFE cuts took effect, has shown that the $1.2 billion cut from TAFE has devastated the sector with nine percent fewer students enrolling in 2013 than at..

Napthine Fails To Create Jobs

After nearly three years in office, the Napthine Liberal Government has failed to produce a jobs plan to address unemployment in Victoria. Victoria’s unemployment rate in May 2013 was 5.6%, with ABS figures showing that in the May quarter reporting period, 50,300 jobs were lost..

Schools in the Northern Metropolitan Region Neglected

Jenny visited Lalor Gardens Primary School on 28 June 2013 with Shadow Minister for Education, James Merlino and Member for Thomastown, Bronwyn Halfpenny to tour the school and meet with Principal Anne Hulett. The Napthine Government has failed to provide funding to the school to..