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2018 Election Candidates for Electorate of Thomastown

Material Below From Publicly Available Internet Sources Produced Mainly in 2018 Compiled by ACA Member Bronwyn Halfpenny, Australian Labor Party Contact: Bronwyn Halfpenny, Bronwyn.Halfpenny@vic.alp.org.au Bronwyn was elected to the Victorian Parliament to represent the Thomastown electorate in November 2010. She was re-elected in November 2014 and is now also serving as the Government Whip in the Legislative Assembly since August 2016. Before … > More

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transport projects ahead of state election

Northern Star Weekly 8 November 2018 Laura Michell A bus service from Lalor station to Craigieburn town centre, the extension of the route 86 tram to South Morang and a rail extension to Wollert are urgently needed to improve liveability in Epping North and Wollert, according to Whittlesea council. The council has released its election wishlist, urging all local candidates … > More

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Thomastown Candidates Meet & Greet 2018

Aurora Community Association Media 7 November 2018 ACA Date: Sunday 18th November 2018 Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Where: Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre Address: Corner Snugburgh Way & Redding Rise Epping North Focus: Getting to know Thomastown state election candidates Agenda: Please join us for meeting the Thomastown electorate candidates – 2018 state election on 24 November’2018. This event … > More

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Whittlesea council elects new mayor

Northern Star Weekly 5 November 2018 Laura Michell New Whittlesea mayor Lawrie Cox has warned his colleagues to show respect to other councillors and council staff, and to accept the decisions made by the majority of council. Cr Cox was elected uncontested to the council’s top job last Thursday. It’s the second time he has led the council, having previously … > More

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Labor pledges new bus from Craigieburn to Mernda via Wollert

Northern Star Weekly 5 November 2018 Laura Michell Wollert residents will have better access to public transport if Labor wins the state election on November 24. Thomastown MP Bronwyn Halfpenny and Yan Yean MP Danielle Green last week pledged a new bus service from Mernda station to Craigieburn station, via Wollert, to improve access to train services, work and study. … > More

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Community Development Worker Job Open at Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre

Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre 31 October 2018 Max Sargent Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre has a Community Development Worker job open. The role is for 12 hours per week for 20 weeks from 29/1/2019 to 28/6/2019.  The work includes community engagement, program development, grant writing and promotion via newsletter production, web and social media. Applications close 22nd … > More

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Brakes pulled on Wollert rail line

Whittlesea Leader 30 October 2018 Margot Taylor Property buy up for Epping line stalls   PLANS for a $600 million train line connecting Epping North and Wollert are going nowhere fast, with the State Government admitting land for the line is yet to be bought. Last December, Thomastown state Labor MP Bronwyn Halfpenny told the Leader acquisition of the final 14 per … > More

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Yvonne Fantin and Local Tennis Coaching

Topseed Tennis 8 October 2018 A Friend Yvonne Fantin, the young and esteemed director of Topseed Tennis has been nominated for Tennis Victoria’s coaching excellence award. She will be up against three other candidates in the finals for the prestigious award, which will be announced at the Tennis Victoria champions dinner later this month. Topseed Tennis (Epping North) has one … > More

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Easing congestion on agenda

Whittlesea Leader 2 October 2018 Margot Taylor Roads in Whittlesea can’t ‘cope’ with huge traffic volumes     WHITTLESEA Council is calling on local politicians to commit to reducing dire traffic congestion in the region. The council will lobby all local candidates in the lead up to the November state election. Whittlesea Mayor Kris Pavlidis said improvements to Bridge Inn … > More

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Responses to Arguments Against Wollert Rail Campaigning

ACA Website Post 16 September 2018 (Updated) Tony Francis This post builds on a recent ACA post on 8 September about campaigning for the Wollert rail (see website http://www.aurora.asn.au/2018/09/aca-campaign-for-rail-and-roads/). Arguments abound with regard to opposing the Wollert rail proposal. As soon as one is countered, another pops up so that this rail continues to be deferred indefinitely causing much hardship … > More

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