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Trinity Grammar School

On October 30, Josh met with students from Trinity Grammar School, Kew, in Parliament House. The grade six students asked lots of interesting questions about Parliament House and our system of government. Josh is pictured here with the students and their teachers.

Inaugural Sir Robert Menzies Canberra Dinner

Josh was delighted to jointly host the Inaugural Sir Robert Menzies Canberra dinner on 29 October 2014 at Old Parliament House together with his colleagues the Hon Kevin Andrews, the Minister for Social Services, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon Bronwyn Bishop and ACT Senator Zed Seselja. Special guests included the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott and Sir Robert Menzies' daughter, Heather Henderson, who eloquently recalled many happy memories with her famous father during an engaging interview with ABC presenter, Chris Uhlmann.  The dinner was a tremendous success with proceeds going to beyondblue, a ground breaking initiative launched in 2000 with the aim of reducing stigma and improving services for people with depression and anxiety.  Josh is pictured at the dinner with Senator Seselja, Bronwyn Bishop, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Heather Henderson and Kevin Andrews.

2014 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

On October 29, Josh met with the winners of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO and Professor Sam Berkovic AC. Professors Scheffer and Berkovic received the prestigious prize for their contribution to the study of epilepsy. Their ground-breaking research at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and at Austin Health has changed the diagnosis, management and treatment of epilepsy. Josh is picture here with Professor Scheffer, who is also a Kooyong constituent, and Professor Berkovic.

Carey Baptist Grammar School visit to Parliament House, Canberra

On October 27, Josh met year six students from Carey Baptist Grammar School in Kew, who were visiting Parliament House. Josh spoke with the students about the structure and routine of Parliament House and his role as both the Federal Member for Kooyong and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister. Josh was also asked several questions on a range of topics including his path into politics. Josh is pictured here with the students.

The Auburn South Fair

On October 26, Josh attended  Auburn South Primary School's annual fair in Hawthorn East. The Auburn South Fair has been a local institution for over 50 years, and attracts thousands of visitors to the local area. The event included rides, food stalls, raffles and a huge array of fun activities for students and the local community. Josh is pictured directly below at the fair with Marcus Wicher, Principal, and David Hay, School Council Chairman, and further below using pedal power to mix his own smoothie on the day.

Genazzano FCJ College Visit to Parliament House

On October 21, students from Genazzano FCJ College visited Parliament House, Canberra. Josh spoke to students about his role as a Member of Parliament and took a wide array of questions ranging from what a day in Parliament is like to how the more than 2000 clocks in Parliament House work when there is a division in the Chambers. Josh is pictured here with students at Parliament House.

Auburn Primary School Fete

On October 19, Josh attended Auburn Primary School's 125th birthday fete in Hawthorn East. The fete was an opportunity to celebrate Auburn Primary School's 125th birthday and to witness the formal opening of the school's new building and refurbished facilities. The fete is supported entirely by local families and businesses, and included rides, food stalls, school tours, carnival games and an animal farm. Josh is pictured here with the Mayor of the City of Boroondara, Cr Coral Ross, Principal of Auburn Primary School, Marcia Lane, and Member for Hawthorn, The Hon Ted Baillieu MLA.

Federal Government Funding for Roads in the City of Boroondara

On October 17, Josh joined with Cr Coral Ross, Mayor of the City of Boroondara, in welcoming the delivery of $2.39 million over five years in Federal Government funding for the City of Boroondara for local road construction and street repairs. The Abbott Government was pleased to announce in the Budget that funding for the Roads to Recovery programme was doubled for the 2015-16 financial year. The Roads to Recovery Programme is set up for councils to make road spending decisions based on local needs – without interference from Canberra – to ensure that funding is truly directed to where it is most needed in the community. Through Roads to Recovery, the Australian Government is supporting local councils with the ongoing maintenance of Australia’s road infrastructure, facilitating greater access, improving safety, and driving economic growth. Josh is pictured here with the Mayor on a road in Balwyn currently being considered as part of the programme.

Service in memory of Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD

On October 12, Josh joined members of the Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women to pay respect to Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD  who passed away on 8 October 1931. Josh delivered an address at the ceremony and is pictured here at Sir John’s grave with the members.

Old Xaverians Soccer Club

On October 11, Josh joined members of the Old Xaverians Soccer Club for their annual, end of season presentation night in Kew. Josh is pictured here with the Club President, Adrian Gervasoni and winning coaches Rick Perry and Rob Curatore.


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