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2015 National Schools Constitutional Convention

On 24 March, Josh met six student representatives who either study or live in Kooyong at the welcome reception for the 2015 National Schools Constitutional Convention. This is the 20th year the NSCC has taken place. As part of the three-day convention, 123 senior secondary school students from across Australia will consider topics that are aimed to increase interest in the way our Constitution works. Josh is pictured here with the Kooyong student delegates.


The Advanced Manufacturing CRC

On 24 March, Josh met with the team from Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre, which is based in Kooyong, who have created the world’s first 3D printed jet engine. The CRC supports industry-led collaborations between researchers, industry and the community. It was fantastic to see the technological advancements that this programme has fostered. Josh is pictured here with Simon Marriott, the Managing Director of Advanced Manufacturing CRC and a piece of the 3D printed jet engine.


Ecumenical Service at Carmelite Monastery

On Sunday 22 March I was thrilled to join many members of our local community at the annual ecumenical gathering held at the beautiful Carmelite Monastery in Kew as part of the Kew Community Festival. The service was officiated by priests from Sacred Heart Church in Kew, St Paul's Anglican Church in East Kew and the Kew Uniting Church. The music was by Trinity Grammar Brass Choir and the Melbourne Women's Choir. It is an absolute thrill for me to attend this service each year and even more special this year with my family present.


2015 Hawthorn Relay for Life

On 22 March, Josh spoke at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Hawthorn Relay for Life. His team, the Kooyong Colts, won the highest fundraiser award for the third year in a row. It was fantastic to support the Cancer Council of Victoria and the event founders Graeme and Gill Jacobs, who have worked so hard over the last ten years to make the Hawthorn Relay such a successful local event. Josh is pictured here with Relay for Life patron, Ted Baillieu, Graeme Jacobs and Emily Cusworth from the Cancer Council of Victoria. Donations can still be made to this wonderful cause by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1xRORjq


Epilepsy Foundation Morning Tea

On 20 March, Josh was pleased to present the Epilepsy Foundation’s Youth Ambassador, Hayden Muir, with a purple jersey signed by the Prime Minister. Hayden raised $21,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation by cycling from Woodend to Canberra last year. Epilepsy affects hundreds of thousands of Australians and the Epilepsy Foundation, based in Kooyong, provides invaluable support services to those living with the condition and their families. Next Thursday 26 March marks Purple Day. Please support this very worthy cause and wear purple next Thursday to raise awareness about Epilepsy. To donate please click here: http://bit.ly/1BE1YoN


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Meeting with Dr Arthur Laffer

On March 18, Josh was delighted to meet with Dr Arthur Laffer, former economic adviser to US President Ronald Reagan. Dr Laffer is being hosted in Australia by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and met with Josh at Parliament House, Canberra. Dr Laffer, a pioneering economist for whom the ‘Laffer curve’ is named, was a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, and spoke with Josh about the economic challenges facing Australia and the global economic landscape. Josh is pictured here with Kate Carnell AO, CEO of ACCI, Dr Laffer and John Osborn, ACCI’s Director of Economics and Industry Policy.


Kooyong Colts sign up to Relay

On 21 March the ‘Kooyong Colts’ team will once again take to the track to participate in Cancer Council Victoria’s annual fundraiser, Hawthorn (Boroondara) Relay For Life, at John Gardiner Reserve, Hawthorn. This will be the fourth year that the Kooyong Colts have participated in the event. Over the past three years, the Kooyong Colts have gone from strength to strength raising a total of $50,988 and registering 100 participants to relay. In 2013 and 2014 the Kooyong Colts won the Highest Fundraising team with the money raised supporting the Cancer Council of Victoria’s ongoing research programs. To support the ‘Kooyong Colts’ visit www.relayforlife.org.au to donate. Click here to find out more about this year's relay. The Kooyong Colts team is hoping to build on last year’s fundraising effort and we are pictured here kicking off our campaign with the state member for Hawthorn John Pesutto, the Hawthorn Relay's founder Graeme Jacobs, the Cancer Council of Victoria's CEO, Todd Harper and event patron, Ted Baillieu.






Australian Grand Prix

On 14 March I had the great the thrill of taking a ride in the two-seater Formula 1 car ahead of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. It was an amazing experience that gave me a good appreciation of the physical demands of the sport and its drivers. I’m pictured here with former Formula 1 team owner and the two-seater car owner, Paul Stoddart, and driver Cam McConville, and also getting suited-up for the ride.

 



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Opening of Planet Innovation’s new facility

On 13 March, Josh was proud to officially open Planet Innovation’s new research and high-tech manufacturing centre. Planet Innovation designs and manufactures sophisticated diagnostic and biomedical products, the majority of which are exported. It is a practical example of advanced manufacturing success in Australia. Josh is pictured here with in PI’s ‘innovation space’ with Stuart Elliott, Managing Director and co-founder of Planet Innovation.


Speech to the State Library of Victoria

On March 11, Josh was honoured to address the State Library of Victoria’s ‘Big Ideas Under the Dome’ series. Josh delivered a speech titled, ‘Facing the future: Australia’s economic priorities’. He talked about the economic challenges facing Australia as outlined in the Intergenerational Report and its implications for the size and role of government. Following the speech, Josh took questions from the audience, facilitated by Walkley Award-winning journalist, Jill Singer. Josh is pictured here at the Library delivering the speech.




 

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