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  • No to Ormond Station Skytower – Sign the Petition!

    No to Ormond Station Skytower – Sign the Petition!

    The reveal of Daniel Andrews' secret plans to build a 13 storey skytower at Ormond Railway Station as part of the North Road level crossing removal has left locals shocked. Click here to read The… ...
  • Ministerial Reshuffle

    Ministerial Reshuffle

    Combining the Climate Change, Environment and Energy portfolios under the one minster suggests that Daniel Andrews is determined to switch the lights off in the Latrobe Valley and sign Victorians up to higher electricity prices.… ...
  • CFMEU strikes

    CFMEU strikes

    CFMEU industrial action at AGL Loy Yang power station and mine places 50% of Victoria’s electricity supply at risk. Workers are demanding $180,000 per year for a four-day week, including pay to walk to work… ...
  • Sign the Petition to tackle violence on our streets!

    Sign the Petition to tackle violence on our streets!

    The current Victorian Government needs to fund more resources and frontline police to tackle the increase in crime. Crime in Victoria has increased 8.1% in the last year, with certain areas exposed to much higher… ...

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Law & Order

  • Sign the Petition to tackle violence on our streets!

    The current Victorian Government needs to fund more resources and frontline police to tackle the increase in crime. Crime in Victoria has increased 8.1% in the last year, with certain areas exposed to much higher rates including the city of Glen Eira which has seen a shocking rise of 21.4%. Sign the petition calling on the Victorian Government to fund additional frontline police to stop violence on our streets. [emailpetition id="2"]

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

  • Schools Visit In Caulfield

    On the 15th November, State Member for Caulfield David Southwick MP hosted the Shadow Minister for Education the Hon Nick Wakeling MP, on a schools visit in the electorate of Caulfield. In the morning both MPs visited Beth Rivkah College for a roundtable discussion with Principals and Presidents of Victorian Jewish Day schools. The issue of school security was a key issue discussed. “Daniel Andrews needs to outline his plan for security funding in Jewish Day Schools and commit his ongoing support,” Mr Southwick said. Later in the afternoon David and the Shadow Minister visited both Caulfield Primary School and Caulfield Junior College. Discussions focussed on the importance of second language education and the great benefits it offers to overall learning. “We had the pleasure of meeting some of the schools’ students who are benefitting from a diverse education, equipping them with a great skillset for the future,” Mr Southwick…

Jewish Community

  • Sign the Petition to tackle violence on our streets!

    The current Victorian Government needs to fund more resources and frontline police to tackle the increase in crime. Crime in Victoria has increased 8.1% in the last year, with certain areas exposed to much higher rates including the city of Glen Eira which has seen a shocking rise of 21.4%. Sign the petition calling on the Victorian Government to fund additional frontline police to stop violence on our streets. [emailpetition id="2"]

Caulfield Electorate

  • No to Ormond Station Skytower – Sign the Petition!

    The reveal of Daniel Andrews' secret plans to build a 13 storey skytower at Ormond Railway Station as part of the North Road level crossing removal has left locals shocked. Click here to read The Age's article. The level crossing removal was fully funded by the former Coalition Government in the 2014-15 Victorian budget, however Labor now says the skytower is needed to pay for the costs. Victorians were never told about skytower. The North Road level crossing plans presented to the public and Council never had a 13 storey tower in them. We never voted for skytower in a lowrise area. The skytower will overshadow what was meant to be a great project for the community, with increased congestion, less parking, loss of amenity and more construction and disruption in the area. Have your say and sign the petition for no skytower. [emailpetition id="3"]

Small Business

  • Labor’s Holiday is Bad for Business

    Premier Daniel Andrews has refused to scrap the Grand Final eve public holiday disregarding submissions from doctors, dentists, retailers, bankers, hotels, tradies and local councils. Countless businesses in our local community also signed my petition to scrap the holiday, due to the costs forced on traders. The Australian Industry Group estimates that three quarters of Victorian businesses will effectively be forced to shut for the day. The cost in lost or deferred sales will reach $1 billion and closed businesses will still be left with $500 in wages costs. This means Daniel Andrews reckless decision will cost the state approximately $1.5 billion. However, the majority of Jewish businesses will have no choice other than to remain open on Grand Final eve. With Friday being the busiest day of trade for the Jewish community in preparation for the Sabbath, businesses will be forced into paying penalty rates to stay open. I…
  • 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…