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Boroondara Netball Association turns 21

It was great to attend Boroondara Netball Association’s 21st birthday celebrations and to announce the completion of the facilities upgrade at the Boroondara Netball Centre thanks to a federal government grant of $25,000. Congratulations to Sue Reddish, Kirrily Zimmerman and the wonderful volunteers who have made the Association, which has over 3,500 players, one of Victoria’s largest and most successful.

Clean Energy Council Parliamentary Reception

On 30 May, it was great to join the Clean Energy Council at their annual parliamentary reception in Parliament House, to talk about the record investment in renewables under the Turnbull Government. 

During the parliamentary reception the Clean Energy Council 2016 report was released showing renewables share is now 17% in Australia’s electricity mix, with more than 2.6 million households having solar PV and hot water installed on their roofs. 

Alongside the CEO of the Clean Energy Council, Ken Thornton, I spoke about the exciting developments in clean energy, including record levels of investment underway. Large scale renewable energy investment was five times greater than that in 2015 with more than $4 billion committed over the last year. 

Kew Rovers Football Club Annual Presidents Breakfast

On 26 May, it was terrific to attend the Kew Rovers Annual President’s Breakfast at the MCC in Kew and hear from the President Anthony Kift and special guest AFL CEO Gill McLaughlin. Also in attendance was Collingwood football legend, Peter Daicos, and Richmond great, Tony Free. Kew Rovers Football Club has a total of 274 players; 76 female and 198 male making up the 12 male and 3 female teams. The annual breakfast is a great opportunity to rally supporters and hear first hand about the AFL’s initiatives including the successful launch in 2017 of the women’s league.

Meeting with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) in Parliament House

On 23 May, it was terrific to join the Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Health Greg Hunt to meet with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA), the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer based in my electorate Kooyong, in Parliament House. 

Alongside BCNA’s Head of Development, Fundraising and Events – Rozalee Erceg, BCNA Canberra based board member and breast cancer survivor - Megan James and the face of the BCNA campaign and breast cancer survivor – Lan Crowley, we discussed the terrific work the annual Pink Bun campaign is doing to raise money for Australians affected by breast cancer.

From 11 May to 31 May 2017, 600 Bakers Delight bakeries across Australia will donate 100% of the sale price of Pink Buns to BCNA, raising $1.5 million to support Australians affected by breast cancer. With your help, we can raise awareness of breast cancer and create a better journey for all Australians affected by breast cancer.

Make sure you head down to Bakers Delight before 31 May and Help Breast Cancer Network Australia and Bakers Delight give breast cancer the finger … bun!


Meeting with the National Landcare Network

On 23 May, I was pleased to meet with the National Landcare Network to discuss the government’s commitment to Landcare following our recent Budget announcement of an investment of more than $1 billion over the next 5 years in the National Landcare Program. In Australia, there are around 5,400 Landcare groups and 100,000 active volunteers who undertake the important work of protecting, restoring and sustaining soils, water and the diversity of Australia’s unique plants and animals and its threatened species.

Meeting with Xavier College's writers class in Parliament House

On 23 May, it was great to meet with the Year 10 writers class from Xavier College, Kew in Parliament House. The students were visiting our nation’s capital on a creative writing excursion. We discussed politics and parliament and aspects of my energy and environment portfolio. I also spoke of Sir Robert Gordon Menzies "The Forgotten People" speech - it being the 75th year since its delivery.

Launch of the Electric Vehicle Council

On 22 May 2017, I was excited to attend the launch of the Electric Vehicle Council Australia, with the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure. Alongside CEO AGL Energy – Andy Vesey, CEO Mitsubishi Motors Australia – Mutsuhiro Oshikiri and Head of Implementation at ClimateWorks Australia – Scott Ferraro, I was pleased to announce a $390,000 Australian Renewable Energy Agency grant for ClimateWorks to support the uptake of lower emissions vehicles in Australia.

Passenger vehicles account for around 10 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions which means if we can reduce emissions in this area, it can help us meet our targets under the Paris Agreement. The uptake rate of electric vehicles in Australia is around 0.1 per cent of new vehicle sales and is projected to increase to 0.3 per cent by 2020 and 15 per cent by 2030 as electric vehicles become more price competitive. This would result in more than 12,000 electric vehicles registered in Australia by 2020, and around 1 million by 2030.

The Electric Vehicle Council brings together car manufacturers, energy companies, charging infrastructure providers and a range of interested companies and organisations. It was fantastic to see the range of electric cars already in Australia, including the Mitsubishi Outlander, Tesla Model S and Model X, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai IONIQ and BMW i8. It was also good to meet the founder of Jet Charge charging infrastructure, Tim Washington, and to hear from industry about the different options available to Australians interested in electric vehicles. 

Minister Fletcher and I were also pleased to welcome the partnership between AGL and Mitsubishi to incentivise electric vehicle use.

Maccabiah Games 2017 Australian Team Farewell

During the opening ceremony of the 1997 Maccabiah Games in Israel, a footbridge collapsed below the Australian team, killing 4 Australian athletes and injuring 60. On 22 May 2017, I joined Maccabi Australia in Sydney to participate in a moving ceremony to commemorate the tragedy and pay tribute to the 4 lives lost. I also had the honour of representing the Prime Minister in wishing the team success in the upcoming Maccabiah Games to be held in Israel in July 2017. In 2017, Australia is sending its largest-ever delegation of athletes to Israel, including 473 athletes and 101 officials.

Below I am pictured with (from left to right): Barry Smorgon OAM - President Maccabi Australia, Adam Kellerman - Wheelchair Tennis Paralympian, Adam Zines, Sein Bloch - Flagbearer and Tom York OAM - Head of Delegation. 

BCNA and Bakers Delight Pink Bun campaign

On 19 May, I was once again happy to support the annual Pink Bun campaign at Bakers Delight in Camberwell with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and their CEO Christine Nolan. 

Each year over 17,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia. BCNA in partnership with Bakers Delight has raised $17 million over 17 years. 100% of the sale of Pink Buns is donated to BCNA so they can provide information and support to those affected by breast cancer. 

Make sure you pop into your local Bakers Delight from now until the 31st of May and help give breast cancer the finger bun.

Below I am pictured with (from left to right): Dave Christie - Joint CEO Bakers Delight, Josy Shaw - Group General Manager Bakers Delight, Elise Gillespie - Joint CEO Bakers Delight, Christine Nolan - CEO  Breast Cancer Network Australia and Rozalee Erceg - Head of Fundraising Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Balwyn High School and Deepdene Primary School visit Parliament House

On 18 May, I welcomed two schools to Parliament House - the Year 8 students from Balwyn High School and the Year 6 students from Deepdene Primary School. I spoke with both schools about the role of a Member of Parliament, the seat of Kooyong, and the three levels of Government. The students also asked a series of great questions about our political system. 


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