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Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
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Tennis Prize Winners at Kooyong

On January 16, Josh was delighted to present the winners of the Australian Made Foundation Cup their trophies on centre court at the Kooyong Classic. The Cup provides an opportunity for rising tennis stars from rural and regional areas, aged 13 and under, to participate in an interstate competition. Some of Australia’s greatest tennis players, such as Rod Laver, Margaret Court and Pat Rafter have come from regional areas. The Cup gives Australia’s young tennis talent the opportunity to show their skills and compete for $1000 prize money to further their tennis careers. Josh is pictured here presenting with Australian tennis star Alicia Molik, Australian Made CEO Ian Harrison and with tennis great Judy Dalton as she presents Grace Schumacher with the Judy Dalton Medal.

Tennis with Alicia Molik on Margaret Court Arena

On January 14, Josh had the opportunity to partner up with Alicia Molik and play Fast4 Tennis on Margaret Court Arena. Alicia and Josh played mixed doubles against the Australian pair, Masa Jovanovic and Stephen Thompson, whom are set to compete in this year's Australian Open. The match was followed by a Fast4 exhibition match between Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco. Josh has always loved playing tennis, taking a year off after completing his HSC to try his luck on the circuit. Josh is pictured here mid-rally on Margaret Court Arena, with Alicia Molik before the match, and with Rafael Nadal before his match.


Australia's new Assistant Treasurer sworn in at Government House

On December 23 Josh was sworn in as the Federal Government's new Assistant Treasurer by the Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd). Josh was previously Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special responsibility for deregulation. As Assistant Treasurer Josh will work closely with the Treasurer on issues related to taxation, superannuation and financial services as well as sitting on the Government's Expenditure Review Committee. Josh is pictured at his swearing in at Government House with the Governor General.

2014 Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree

On Tuesday 16 December Josh presented donations from the 2014 Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree to Servants Community Housing in Hawthorn. Now in its third year, the Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree appeal has raised in excess of $10,000 in cash as well as gifts for residents of Servants Community Housing in Hawthorn and Kew. Many of the residents suffer from long term mental illness and are marginalised from society. This year's appeal raised thousands of dollars as well as lots of Christmas food and new items of clothing including shorts and shirts. The generosity of the Kooyong community continues to make a real difference to the lives of Servants residents. Josh is pictured at the presentation of this year’s donations with Tony Wells from the Rotary Club of North Balwyn, Jessica Gretton, wife of the late President of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn, Terry Gretton, Amanda Donohoe, Operations Manager of Servants, residents Juan and Barry, Matt Maudlin, CEO of Servants, Mark Hislop, Manager of Servants Hawthorn and Adrian Ranson, President of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn.

Kooyong Community News Summer 2014/15

As the end of the year draws to a close Josh has just released the Kooyong Community Newsletter which details a number of exciting community events and activities that have taken place in Kooyong during this year. Residents will receive a copy of Josh’s newsletter and a 2014 calendar in letterboxes.  You can also click here to read this issue of the Kooyong Community Newsletter.

Sacred Heart Primary Graduation Mass

On December 16, Josh addressed the Graduation Mass at Sacred Heart Primary School. Josh was introduced by Mrs Julie David, the School Principal, and Father Michael Kalka, addressed the school community, and presented the award to Rachel Klioris. Rachel has been a terrific leader throughout the year, and has been described as consistently reliable, confident and a great source of support to her teachers and peers. Josh is pictured here speaking to the school students and families, and with Mrs David and Rachel after the Mass.

The Kooyong Student Prize Presentation Ceremony

On December 15, Josh presented The Kooyong Student Prize to a group of high-achieving and community minded students at a ceremony held at the MCC Kew Sports Club in Kew. In front of over 200 guests including winning students, their families, and their school principals, recipients were called up to the stage and presented with a medal, lapel pin, certificate and a perpetual plaque to be prominently displayed at each school.

With over 50 schools and more than 30,000 students, Kooyong is one of the most significant academic and educational hubs in Australia. We are privileged to have some of our nation’s greatest government and non-government schools. We are also fortunate to have a vibrant local community and it is appropriate to acknowledge those students who go above-and-beyond and whose example is an inspiration to others.

Two students from each school receive the award each year. All students are nominated by their school principals the Prize is awarded to students who display excellence in academic and extra-curricular pursuits, leadership amongst their peers, a strong commitment to upholding the school’s values and strengthening the community at large.

Josh is pictured here at the presentation night with students and families.


Visit to Carmelite Monastery Kew

On December 15, Josh visited Reverend Mother Marie Ellen Quinn and the sisters at the Carmelite Monastery in Kew. Josh's visits to the monastery are very special and this was no exception. Josh enjoyed a very interesting discussion about national and world affairs with the very well read sisters and then showed them pictures of his beautiful daughter, Gemma. The Carmelite sisters go quietly and selflessly about their work helping those in need in the local community and it is an honour that the monastery is situated in the Kooyong electorate. Josh is pictured outside the beautiful nativity grotto with the Carmelite sisters.

Presentation to Belmore School

On December 15, Josh was pleased to join Clark Kirby, the COO of Village Roadshow, and Karen Overall, the Principal of Belmore School, to present movie tickets to the school’s inspirational staff and students. Belmore is a specialist school in Balwyn, offering a special learning program for students with a disability. When Josh visted the school earlier in the year, a group of students were out seeing a movie at Village Cinemas in Doncaster. Karen explained that the students loved the experience of going to the cinema as a special treat, and Josh wrote to Village Roadshow to see if they would be able to help Belmore’s students go to the movies more often. Clark generously donated 100 movie tickets on behalf of Village Roadshow. Josh is pictured here with Clark, Karen and students at Belmore’s end of year awards morning.

Kooyong Student Prize presentation at St Bridget's Primary

On December 15, Josh visited St Bridget’s Primary School in Greythorn to present the Kooyong Student Prize to two of St Bridget’s students. Josh presented the Prize to Nicholas Manganaro and Emma de Petro who have both shown leadership amongst their peers, and a strong commitment to the school community. Josh is pictured here at St Bridget’s with Mr Paul Dwyer, Principal at St Bridget’s, Nicholas and Emma, and their families.


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