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  • Beth Rivkah Students tour the Parliament of Victoria

    Beth Rivkah Students tour the Parliament of Victoria

    On Monday 11 May 2015, Member for Caulfield David Southwick MP gave the Year 6 students of Beth Rivkah Girls College a tour of Parliament House Victoria. Following the tour, students had the opportunity to… ...
  • Caulfield RSL Centenary ANZAC Day Commemorations

    The Caulfield community gathered on 25 April 2015 at the Caulfield RSL for the ANZAC Day Centenary March and Service. At this special service, commemorating 100 years since the Gallipoli landing, locals heard from Bob… ...
  • Glen Eira College failed by Victorian Labor budget

    Glen Eira College failed by Victorian Labor budget

    The 2015-16 Victorian Labor budget has failed the electorate of Caulfield. During the 2014 State election, both the Coalition and Labor committed $9.5 million to rebuild Glen Eira College. The recent 2015-16 Victorian State Budget… ...
  • Glen Huntly Village Healthy Heart Week

    Glen Huntly Village Healthy Heart Week

    Glen Huntly’s cafes, restaurants and health providers (Glen Huntly Village) are teaming up to run a local campaign addressing heart disease as part of National Heart Week 2015 (5th - 9th May). These participating shops,… ...

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Law & Order

  • Southwick delivers safety to Balaclava railway station

    The Napthine Government continues to deliver on its commitment to make rail stations safer with Protective Services Officers beginning patrols at Balaclava rail station from tomorrow night. Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services and Member for Caulfield David Southwick said PSOs would patrol the train platforms, car parks and immediate surrounds. “PSOs are helping to prevent anti-social behaviour, property damage, violence and alcohol and transport-related crime on our rail network,” Mr Southwick said. “The Coalition Government is getting on with the job and has this week fulfilled its commitment to recruit, train and deploy 940 PSOs as well as 1,700 additional frontline police.” Mr Southwick said the milestone achievement was yet another law and order promise delivered - beyond expectations - by the Coalition Government. “We have exceeded our initial commitment to deliver 940 PSOs, with 950 now patrolling stations, and committed a further 96 to the program,” Mr…

Planning

  • Victorian Coalition Government funds repairs to St Kilda Shule

    • St Kilda Synagogue receives $150,000 for works to copper domes • The second round of heritage grants for communities in Victoria have been announced with almost $700,000 in funding for nine places • Minister announces opening of third round for heritage grants St Kilda’s Hebrew Congregation Synagogue has received a heritage grant for works to the building’s distinctive copper domes. It is one of nine community owned and publicly managed heritage places in Victoria that have been awarded grants allowing vital conservation works to take place, Planning Minister Matthew Guy said today. The second round of the Victorian Heritage Register Places & Objects grants will provide total financial assistance of almost $700,000 to custodians of publicly owned heritage places and objects. “These grants will ensure these places can continue to be used and enjoyed by all Victorians,” Mr Guy said. David Southwick said this investment by the Victorian Government…

Education

  • Glen Eira College failed by Victorian Labor budget

    The 2015-16 Victorian Labor budget has failed the electorate of Caulfield. During the 2014 State election, both the Coalition and Labor committed $9.5 million to rebuild Glen Eira College. The recent 2015-16 Victorian State Budget has seen only 10% ($950,000) committed for Glen Eira College. Local residents have expressed their great disappointment over another Labor lie, with a budget that claims to deliver for families and education but has left the constituents in Caulfield with a failed election commitment. David Southwick, Member for Caulfield said he is bitterly disappointed by the treatment given to Glen Eira College by Daniel Andrews. “I have witnessed the growth of Glen Eira College through the strong leadership of Principal Sheereen Kindler and her skilled staff,” Mr Southwick said. “The reality is that the current facilities do not match the quality of teaching in addition to the increase of students at the school. “This budget…

Jewish Community

  • $1 million fund for social cohesion and security

    On Tuesday 11 November, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Matthew Guy and I announced money from the Victorian Government regarding social cohesion. This is a two year program for $1 million per year. The Victorian Coalition Government stands by its announcement that Jewish day schools and community organisations will receive funding from this program for security. Media claims in today's Herald Sun that the Government's announcements will not be honoured are untrue. Please see the above article published in this week's Australian Jewish News for more information about the Victorian Coalition's election commitments including security funding.

Caulfield Electorate

  • Beth Rivkah Students tour the Parliament of Victoria

    On Monday 11 May 2015, Member for Caulfield David Southwick MP gave the Year 6 students of Beth Rivkah Girls College a tour of Parliament House Victoria. Following the tour, students had the opportunity to form mock political parties, creating policy and discussion. The mock-parties included: the Victorious Violets, Ready Steady Go, Yo Yellow, Pinkalicious, Bluebell and Super Silver. Ideas included having homework sent on the computer to save paper, having swimming as a Summer sport instead of a Winter and having a comfortable, clean and modern sick bay. Other suggestions included: nail polish all week long, chewing gum allowed during school and casual clothes. "It's fantastic to see young students really engaged and thinking about ideas for their school and future," Mr Southwick said.

Small Business

  • Glen Huntly Village Healthy Heart Week

    Glen Huntly’s cafes, restaurants and health providers (Glen Huntly Village) are teaming up to run a local campaign addressing heart disease as part of National Heart Week 2015 (5th - 9th May). These participating shops, who are the heart and soul of the Glen Huntly shopping strip are running a series of activities and initiatives that aim to bring the discussion of healthy living and healthy heart into the local community. Heart disease is one of the biggest national health problems with around 56,000 Australians suffering heart attacks each year. While genetics do play a part in an individual’s risk of developing heart disease, preventative factors are a huge contributor, such as food choices, exercise habits and smoking. Glen Huntly Village are focusing on these preventative factors and encouraging lifestyle changes. Local cafes Whyte Cafe, St Zitas, The Servery and local catering company Simply Sensational have created a series of…
  • Southwick Supports Victoria and Israel collaboration in science and technology research

    At the launch of an exhibition celebrating Israel's innovation, Mr David Southwick MP, on behalf of the Hon Louise Asher MP, Minister for Innovation, announced the opening of Victoria Israel Science and Technology Research and Development (R&D) (VISTECH) program grants. The bilateral program will provide Victorian and Israeli partners with the opportunity to collaborate on research and development projects in the realm of science, innovation and technology. The Victorian Government will offer grants of up to $250,000 for Victorian companies and the Israeli Government will offer soft loans of up to 50% of R&D expenses to Israeli companies. “The Coalition Government is committed to the development of the science and technology sectors, and we also recognise how important it is to continue to strengthen ties with our international counterparts to promote growth in these areas,” Mr Southwick said. “As Victoria and Israel are both internationally recognised for the quality of…
  • Victorian Coalition Government building a better Caulfield

    Member for Caulfield, Mr David Southwick MP, today welcomed the multi-million dollar investments to build a better Caulfield in the 2014-15 State Budget. Today’s State Budget invests in the infrastructure that Caulfield families and businesses need and delivers the services to build a better and more connected Victoria. The Victorian Coalition Government has invested in significant projects in the 2014-15 Budget that will help strengthen our local community, including: The removal of the North Road, Ormond level crossing as part of a $457 million level crossing removal blitz; Building stages 1 & 2 of the East West Link; Building the new Melbourne Rail Link, which includes the airport rail link; and $390,000 to upgrade Glen Huntly Primary School. “The investments made in the State Budget will cut congestion for local road users and continue our proud record of investing in infrastructure our community needs for the future,” Mr Southwick said.…