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Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
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On the hustings with the Frydenberg for Kooyong team

On  14 March I was joined at our new campaign office in Hawthorn by the Frydenberg for Kooyong team - including Archie a very loyal pet pooch who looked great in my campaign tee shirt - before we spread out across the electorate.  I visited many of the local shopping strips for our first weekend of campaigning including Kew Junction, North Balwyn Village, Greythorn shops, Glenferrie Road, Whitehorse Road Balwyn and Camberwell Junction. During the street walks I was shadowed by a news team from Lateline who produced a new segment for the campaign called Poll Position which follows various local MPs around their electorates. Click here to see Josh in the first episode.

Address to NSW Minerals Council Industry and Suppliers Conference in Sydney

On 13 May 2016, I was pleased to address the 2016 New South Wales Minerals Council Industry and Suppliers Conference in Sydney. My speech focused on promoting innovation in the Australian resources sector, as well as the Government’s approach to supporting the sector to deliver growth and jobs. As I mentioned in my speech, New South Wales has a special place in Australia’s mining history—from the Hunter, through the Central West, to the Illawarra—with Australia’s first shipment of coal leaving Newcastle port more than 200 years ago. My speech is available here.

Maytime Fair at Xavier College

It was great to join Xavier College Principal, Dr Chris Hayes and members of the Jesuit Mission for the Maytime Fair on 7 May. The Fair, which raises funds for the Jesuit Mission, has been hosted by Xavier College for 63 years. All of the funds raised from the Maytime Fair go directly to help people in countries including Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Myanmar Pakistan, Thailand and The Philippines and Africa. 

2016 Kooyong Community Forum

On 6 May I was delighted to host the Kooyong Community Forum which brought together three levels of government with the participation of John Pesutto MP, State Shadow Attorney General and Member for Hawthorn and Cr Jim Parke, Mayor of Boroondara. The forum was very well attended and guests had the opportunity to hear a brief summary of current issues from each of the guest speakers and then ask questions. Some of the issues that were raised included changes to superannuation announced in the budget, foreign investment in residential real estate as well as planning and development. It is always good to hear from constituents regardless of whether their concerns are federal, state or local - as it helps me to better respond to their concerns. 

Institute of Governance and NATSEM Post-Budget Lunch

On 5th March I joined a panel for the Institute of Governance and NATSEM post-budget lunch to discuss the Turnbull Government’s plan for jobs and growth. Over 200 people attended the discussion facilitated by Virginia Hausegger at Parliament House in Canberra. Michelle Grattan, Saul Eslake, Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh and Professor Mark Evans were also on the panel and it was great to see many students from University of Canberra participate in the event.

Young Sporting Champions in Kooyong

On 29 April I was delighted to meet with our youngest sporting constituents, each of whom were recently awarded a Local Sporting Champion Grant by the Commonwealth Government. Following the presentation of a commemorative certificate to each recipient, I spoke with them about their sport, their training schedules, and their forthcoming competitions. When chatting with the students and their parents over afternoon tea, I was impressed by the dedication of parents in supporting their child to achieve their sporting potential. In the latest round of Local Sporting Champion grants, a broad range of sports was represented, including athletics, futsal, cricket, badminton, hockey and soccer. Since 2010, young Kooyong sportspeople have been awarded 197 individual and 11 team grants. These grants have been awarded across 38 sports, supporting young Kooyong constituents to attend state, national and international competitions.

Finding a cure for MND

It was terrific to catch up with Neale Daniher today to discuss finding a treatment and cure for Motor Neurone Disease.  Neale was diagnosed with MND in late 2013 and since then has spent considerable time, energy and resources assisting the search for a cure. Together with Pat Cunningham and Dr Ian Davis, the founder of Cure for MND Foundation, Neale has worked to increase public awareness of MND and raised $5 million for much needed research. With two new diagnoses each day, there are over 2,000 Australians currently suffering from MND with a further two people dying each day from the disease.

BCNA and Bakers Delight Pink Bun campaign

It's always a pleasure to support the great work of Breast Cancer Network Australia which is based in Camberwell. On 29 April I was once again happy to support the annual Pink Bun campaign. The energetic team from BCNA brought some tasty pink buns to my office for afternoon tea.The campaign is supported by 600 Bakers Delight bakeries who donate 100 per cent of the sale of Pink Buns to BCNA in support of all Australians affected by breast cancer. Last year’s campaign raised almost $1.8 million for BCNA, enabling the organisation to provide free information, support and services to Australians affected by breast cancer.  Proud to have such generous and supportive organisations such as BCNA and Bakers Delight in Kooyong.

Opening of the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School

On 29 April, I was delighted to represent the Prime Minister and open the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School in Richmond. The school will board and educate up to 22 remote and regional community year 7 Indigenous students each year as they transition into scholarship positions with MITS’ Melbourne based partner schools. MITS is pioneering a new approach in Indigenous education and empowerment – extending the transformative power of education to young Indigenous Australians. I am proud of the strong representation of Kooyong schools in this program, including Camberwell Girls’ Grammar School, Carey Baptist Grammar School, Methodist Ladies’ College, Trinity Grammar School, and Xavier College all supporting MITS.

Victoria University Conference - 'Law & Governance: Across Borders'

On 28 April 2016, I addressed Victoria University’s Law & Governance Conference on the theme of ‘law and governance across borders’. I spoke about the opportunities ahead of Australia that are across our borders, the growing significance of the Asia-Pacific region and some of the good governance structures applying to the resources and energy sector and the development of northern Australia. I am pictured here with Professor Peter Dawkins, Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University, and Professor Anona Armstrong AM, the conference chair and Professor of Governance at Victoria University.


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