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Local Sporting Champions Afternoon Tea

On 16 March, I awarded seven very talented local sporting individuals, representing hockey, rowing, orienteering, cricket and sailing with a Local Sporting Champions grant. 

These recipients were recognised for their outstanding individual efforts in sport and have been chosen from a large field of candidates to represent their team at state, national and international competitions. It takes an enormous commitment of time, and most importantly hard work to compete at such levels. 

The Kooyong Local Sporting Champions Grants program is an Australian Government initiative to provide financial support for young people aged between 12 and 18 who compete, officiate or coach at a state, national or international sporting event.

More information about the Local Sporting Champions grants program can be found here.



Camberwell Kindergarten and Childcare Centre

On 16 March, it was wonderful to join the children and staff at Camberwell Kindergarten, and Childcare Centre who received a grant through the Federal Governments Stronger Communities Program for a Dreamtime storytelling mural.

Alongside Indigenous artist Mr Robert Michael Young, it was terrific to launch his beautiful vibrant wall painting which includes a hand print of each child currently at the Centre. His artwork is a celebration of Indigenous heritage, which will continue to share and educate the Indigenous culture with the younger generations.

The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Turnbull Government's commitment to help deliver social benefits in communities across Australia.








Roundtable discussion with Master Builders Association

On 14 March, I held a roundtable with the Chief Executive Officer Denita Wawn and representatives of the Master Builders Association from across Australia, including Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Western Australia.

We had a productive discussion about how the Government and industry can drive more affordable, cost effective and energy efficient homes through the National Construction Code and through industry led initiatives.



Speech and panel discussion at Green Cities 2018

On 14 March, I delivered a speech and participated in a panel discussion at Green Cities 2018 in Melbourne.

Co-hosted by Green Building Council of Australia and the Property Council of Australia, Green Cities brings together thought leaders and industry experts from the built environment sector. This year is its 12th consecutive year and the theme is Energising Communities.

Joining me on the panel was Victorian Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, Macquarie Capital’s John Pickhaver, Stockland’s Mark Steinert and ClimateWorks Australia’s Anna Skarbek.

I spoke about the energy efficiency initiatives that the Turnbull Government is driving as we seek to deliver a more affordable and reliable energy system while transitioning to a lower emissions future.



Announcement of further support for Bush Blitz

On 9 March, I was pleased to announce a further $5.5 million worth of support for Australia’s largest species discovery program Bush Blitz at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens – a figure that will be matched by Bush Blitz project partner BHP.

Bush Blitz is a partnership between the Coalition Government, BHP and Earthwatch Institute Australia. It has led to the discovery of more than 1700 plant and animal species and record of more than 45,000 since 2010.

It was great to spend the morning in Melbourne with BHP’s Geoff Healy, Earthwatch’s Cassandra Nichols and the Royal Botanic Gardens’ Tim Entwisle as well as Ms Sise and students from Lyndale Greens Primary School. Within a few hours, we made a number of “discoveries” ourselves!









Today Show at Moomba Festival

On 9 March, it was great to join Karl Stefanovic and the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, on the Today Show, ahead of the Moomba Festival in Melbourne this weekend.

I spoke with Karl about steel tariffs, education and Gonski 2.0.

Moomba Festival is Australia’s largest community free festival and runs along the banks of the Yarra River showcasing talented performances, great food, and fun activities for the whole family. If you get a chance head down there this weekend.

More information about the Festival can be found here.





International Women’s Day 2018

A pleasure to host a lunch for a group of extraordinary women from our local community to celebrate International Women's Day 2018.

Our special guest was my colleague, the Hon Melissa Price MP, Assistant Minister for the Environment and I was pleased to introduce the Minister to leading women from the fields of business, not-for-profit, education and medicine. 

The conversation focused on how we can encourage and inspire more women and girls to achieve their goals. 


Panel discussion at The AFR’s Business Summit

It was great to join EnergyAustralia’s Catherine Tanna, TransGrid’s Paul Italiano, Power Ledger’s Jemma Green and The Australian Financial Review’s (AFR) Jennifer Hewett at The AFR’s Business Summit in Sydney on 7 March.

We discussed the challenges associated with the transition Australia’s energy system is currently undergoing – the greatest in a century – and the work being done by government and industry to secure a more affordable and reliable system for households and businesses.

Catherine Tanna and Paul Italiano both made comments in support of the Turnbull Government’s National Energy Guarantee.

You can read my opinion editorial, published in The AFR on the same day, here.




Schools Clean Up Day 2018

On 2 March, I joined students at Auburn South Primary School for Schools Clean Up Day 2018!

It was terrific to teach these young Australians to engage with responsible rubbish disposal, recycling & caring for our local environment.







Meeting the Environment Graduates

On 1 March 2018, I welcomed with the Hon Melissa Price MP, Assistant Minister for the Environment, the new dedicated and dynamic graduates that will be joining the Department of Environment and Energy’s graduate program.

We had a great discussion about the importance of working in the public service, the breadth of my portfolio, my role as a Minister and the many opportunities to work with community and industry this role brings.

These 24 new professional graduates will be bringing a diverse range of skills and qualifications to the department and I wish them all the best on their journey in their new roles.

 

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