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Q&A panel discussion

On 19 February, I participated in the ABC’s Q&A panel discussion with Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen, Melbourne University Publishing CEO Louise Adler, Institute of Public Affairs Director of Policy Simon Breheny and actor Shareena Clanton.

Discussion included the importance of affordable and reliable energy, closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage and corporate tax.

You can watch the lively discussion here.

Bonner electorate visit

On 19 February, I spent the morning with local member Ross Vasta in his electorate of Bonner, located just north of Brisbane. We started the day meeting with several cold chain logistic businesses from Queensland and across Australia at the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club.

60 per cent of household food expenditure is on food that has been delivered via the cold food chain. It’s estimated cold chain logistic businesses use 178 petajoules and $2.6 billion of energy for refrigeration alone.

Ross and I discussed with the business owners, CEOs and directors the critical importance of affordable and reliable energy to the essential services they provide Australians everywhere every day.

Following the meeting, we visited local education facility, the Moreton Bay Discovery Centre, located at the William Gun Jetty in Manly. Project Manager David Farley gave us a tour and explained the wide variety of programs they offer locals and tourists.

The Coalition Government is helping to fund the Centre, enabling it to expand its environmental education program.

We popped into the Manly Hotel to chat with some locals over a cool drink, before visiting Manly West State School where they have a strong focus on environmental and sustainability issues.

Student leaders showed Ross and me the school’s many interactive gardens and their ninja warrior play area. We also heard about the outdoor classroom for which they are currently raising money to build as well as their plans for Clean Up Australia Day.

Book Launch: ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz'

On 18 February, I was honoured to launch the book ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne.

Based on the incredible story of Lale Sokolov, this book is a reminder that light can be found in the darkest of times.

Lale was forced to undertake the difficult task of tattooing identification numbers on his fellow prisoners in Auschwitz and met and fell in love with Gita while tattooing a number on her arm. Lale and Gita settled in Melbourne following the War.

This is a uniquely Australian story that educates and unites us all.  

Meeting with Clean Energy Finance Corporation Board

On 16 February, I was pleased to address the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) Board in Sydney. 

I spoke with the Board about our changing energy market and the opportunities we have to reduce emissions right across our economy: from energy generation to energy efficiency, electric vehicles and biofuels.

The CEFC invests in renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies to accelerate commercial investment.

Visit from International Energy Agency Executive Director

On 15 February, I welcomed the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol to Parliament House. Dr Birol, who was recognised as The Financial Times’ 2017 energy personality of the year, was in Canberra to launch the IEA’s report into the Australian energy market – a report which is produced approximately every four years.

The report’s recommendations align with the Turnbull Government’s work to deliver a more affordable and reliable energy system, while we transition to a lower emissions future. It describes our National Energy Guarantee as a promising opportunity and our gas market reforms as strong policy measures. It also describes the proposed change to include carbon capture and storage as an eligible technology under the Clean Energy Finance Corporation mandate as an important and welcome step.

Science Meets Parliament

On 14 February, as part of Science meets Parliament 2018, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Katherine Dafforn, Professor Colin Raston, Professor Christopher Sumby, Professor Michael Aitken and Dr Rebecca Johnson.

Coming from research institutions across Australia, their expertise ranged from biodiversity and threatened species to energy technology and data transparency.

Science meets Parliament is designed to build strong relationships and understanding between scientists and parliamentarians.

In addition to finding out about the scientists’ extraordinary research projects, we discussed the importance of science for evidence-based decision making and policy development.

Meeting with 2018 Australian of the Year

On 13 February, alongside Nationals Deputy Leader Bridget McKenzie, I was delighted to meet our 2018 Australian of the Year, Professor Michelle Simmons, at Parliament House in Canberra.

A professor in quantum physics, Professor Simmons is one of the world’s top scientists, having pioneered research that could lead to a quantum leap in computing. 

She aims to build a quantum computer able to solve problems in minutes that would otherwise take thousands of years. Such a discovery has the potential to revolutionise drug design, weather forecasting, self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence and more!

Australian Economic Forum (A50)

On 9 February, I participated in an energy panel at the third annual Australian Economic Forum (A50) in Sydney.

Joining me on the panel was Origin Energy Managing Director Frank Calabria, EnergyAustralia Managing Director Catherine Tanna and Quadrant Energy CEO Brett Darley.

Attended by CEOs from across Australia and around the world, the Forum is designed to share economic insights among investors.
I spoke about the Turnbull Government's reform agenda, including the National Energy Guarantee designed to deliver more affordable and reliable power for Australian households and businesses.

Auburn High School Award Assembly

On 2 February, I was delighted to speak about the importance of leadership at Auburn High School’s award assembly and present the 2018 school leaders team with their badges.

School leadership plays a valuable role in educating young people about building relationships, decision making, negotiating, responsibility and preparing them for leadership in life.

The School Captains, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders and House Captains were all congratulated and acknowledged for being selected as a leader for 2018 and I wish them every success in their roles.

Opening of Soldier On Innovation Hub

On 30 January, I was honoured to open the Soldier On Innovation Hub at North Head Sanctuary in Manly alongside New South Wales Governor David Hurley, local members Tony Abbott and James Griffin, Member for Solomon Luke Gosling, Australian War Memorial Director Brendan Nelson, Harbour Trust Chair Kevin McCann and Soldier On CEO John Bale.
Soldier On is a veterans affairs support organisation that assists people who have served and continue to serve – and their families. The Innovation Hub will run programs focused on health and wellbeing, family support and social inclusion, reaching our very importance service personnel community right across Australia.

The location of the Hub has been made possible due to a partnership between the Harbour Trust and Solder On. The Harbour Trust custodians of historically important sites across Sydney Harbour and the building for the Innovation Hub has been provided to Soldier On rent free.


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