Generational Change on Coalition Frontbench – The Age – 18 December 2014

It was a case of out with the old and in with the new as the Coalition unveiled its shadow cabinet, promoting nine MPs to the frontbench. Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said on Wednesday the new shadow cabinet represented generational change, with former premier Denis Napthine,...
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Bittersweet for Liberals – Progress Leader – 2 December 2014

BOROONDARA has two new state Liberal state members, but it was not enough to retain government after Labor seized power in Saturday’s state election. While the victory of Liberalincumbents Tim Smith (Kew) and J ohn Pesutto  (Hawthorn) was expecte , both recorde...
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Loss Casts Doubt On School Rebuild Plans – Progress Leader – 2 December 2014

NEWLY elected Hawthorn state Liberal MP John Pesutto says he will fight for the region’s schools, which are set to lose more than $20 million in promised funding after Labor’s election win. The Coalition had promised Camberwell High School would receive $10.8 million,...
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Hawthorn – Progress Leader – 2 December 2014

John Pesutto (Liberal) – 54o6 per cent; John McNally (Labor) – 24o64 per cent; Tim Hartnett (The Greens)- 20075 percent. Two-party preferred – Liberal 58.51 per cent – Labor 41.49 per cent. Read more: Hawthorn-iSENTIA-141202
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Time For Your Say on State’s Future – Progress Leader – 25 November 2014

Canidates in the elect orates of Box Hill, Burwood, Hawt horn and Kew have made their pitch to voters ahead of a state election on Saturday that is predicted to go down to the wire. Read more: Time For Your Say on State’s Future-iSENTIA-141125
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Cash Splashed Liberally Over Schools As Campaign Continues – Progress Leader – 25 November 2014

THE Liberal Party cash splash for schools in eastern-suburb electorates has continued as the state-election campaign enters its fmalweek. Retiring Hawthorn MP Ted Baillieu has promised a further $6.5 million for upgrades at Camberwell Primary School, Swinburne Secondary College...
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Residential Battle Lines – Progress Leader – 18 November 2014

BOROONDARA’S long campaign for planning zones to protect much of the city from high-rise development may come to nought, with a future Labor state government promising to launch a wide-ranging review. But both Boroondara Council and local Liberal candidates have vowe...
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We Are Greener – Progress Leader – 21 October 2014

WE NOTE your article, “Labor Greens circle safe seats” (Progress Leader, October 14). Can we remind readers what Labor did to Boroondara the last time it was in government? You may recall Labor’s Melbourne 2030 planning policy, which provided very poor...
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Boost For Schools – Progress Leader – 23 September 2014

Eight schools in Kew and Hawthorn have each received a $10,000 grant to encourage environmentally friendly programs. Read more: Boost for Schools-iSENTIA-140923
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Hard Work Just Beginning – Progress Leader – 16 September 2014

The Liberal candidate about to stand for the safe seat of Hawthorn says there is no such thing as an easy election win. Read more: Hard work just beginning-iSENTIA-140916
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Backroom Kingpin to Hit Centre Stage – Sunday Age – 14 September 2014

He has advised two premiers, helped rewrite the Liberal Party constitution, and has been behind some of the government’s toughest industrial disputes in recent years -including the ongoing brawl with Victorian paramedics. Read More: Backroom Kingpin to Hit Centre...
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Andrews Ridicules Flinders Street Plan – The Age – 6 January 2014

Premier Daniel Andrews has described his predecessor’s plan for Flinders Street Station as a “colouring-in competition at taxpayers’ expense”. And he all but ruled out the multibilliondollar plans for the station selected as part of a 201...
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