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Welcome to my homepage. As the Member for Kooyong it is a great privilege to represent our local community as I strive to bring a passionate and energetic voice to the important challenges we face.
 
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The Centenary of Anzac 2015 - 2018

The Centenary of Anzac is the most significant national period of commemoration in our nation’s history. Across Australia many have come together to honour those Australians who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our values and beliefs. A number of commemorative events have been held in Kooyong which pay tribute to local residents and many other Australians who answered the call to serve their nation. Funded under the Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program, these events will ensure that local community-based events are at the heart of the nation’s commemorative activities. Information about local commemorative events funded under the Anzac Centenary program can be found here

 

 

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Addressing Small Business in Sutherland Shire

On 29 June, I was delighted to represent the Treasurer and address over 250 small business leaders in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.  I spoke about the Government’s reform agenda, deregulation and the economic benefits of the 2015-2016 Budget. It was great to see all levels of Government engaging on these issues – with NSW Treasurer, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP and Shire Mayor, Cr Kent Johns, also speaking.  The event was organised by ShireBiz, a business-led group dedicated to creating jobs in the Sutherland Shire and Southern Sydney.


Old Camberwell Grammarians Football Club Annual Luncheon

After an eventful sitting fortnight in Canberra, it was wonderful to be back in Kooyong over the weekend. On Saturday I joined the Old Camberwell Grammarians Football Club for their annual luncheon to talk about footy, politics and everything in between. I am pictured here with Club President and Reserves Coach, Andrew Tsindos, Club Secretary, Pam Brown, Sponsorship Manager, Justin Urwin and former Club President and Platinum Club Partner, Alan Mitchell. Go the ‘Wellers! 


The 5th Annual John Howard Lecture by the Hon Bill English MP

On 25 June, I was honoured to introduce New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, the Hon Bill English MP, at the Menzies Research Centre’s fifth annual John Howard Lecture. The Minister spoke about the New Zealand Government’s wide ranging economic and social reforms, in addition to touching on his strong admiration for John Howard and his government. I am pictured here with the Minister and Nick Cater, Executive Director of the Menzies Research Centre.


Keeping in touch with our local community

We recently distributed the Budget 2015 Kooyong Small Business Newsletter to small businesses throughout Kooyong. Please contact my office if you would like a copy. You can also read a copy here.




Keeping in touch with constituents is very important to me - that's why we distribute the Kooyong Community Newsletter twice a year to local residents. These newsletters feature information about local organisations and events and promote the great work that these organisations do in our community. Please contact my office if you would like a copy of the Winter 2015 Kooyong Community Newsletter or you can read a copy here.


Australian Government provides $2.6m to restore Abbotsford Convent building

I’m excited to be at the Abbotsford Convent to announce that the Australian Government will provide $2.6m funding to restore one of the buildings on this impressive heritage listed site. The funding secures the Abbotsford Convent as a tourism landmark and enhances its long-term sustainability to grow as a unique cultural hub. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation estimates that the restoration project will create 80 jobs during construction and 180 jobs over the life of the project creating a space for a new cluster of over 100 start-up entrepreneurs and emerging micro-businesses such as digital content providers and designers. Congratulations to the Foundation for the wonderful work they have accomplished in creating an arts, educational and cultural hub, whilst maintaining the heritage of this valuable precinct for all to enjoy.











Visit to Little Learners ELC Camberwell

Today I visited the Little Learners Early Learning Centre in Camberwell with the Minister for Social Services the Hon Scott Morrison.  The fully accredited centre is a 70 place long day care centre catering for children from 3 months old to school age.  Little Learners provides nursery, toddler and prekinder rooms as well as an accredited 4 year old kindergarten which offers a 15 hour program.  During the visit we watched the kids in the masterchef kitchen as they prepared their lunch and asked them about their favourite veggies and fruit and then toured the playground complete with a herb garden and two resident chickens.









Kooyong Social Services Forum

Today the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Scott Morrison joined me at the Kooyong Social Services forum in Camberwell where local residents and representatives from community organisations came together to discuss issues of importance to them such as mental health, domestic violence,  NDIS, aged care, childcare and pensions.  I was delighted to host the forum which provides me with the opportunity to hear first hand the concerns of constituents.  This enables me to better represent the concerns of the local community in Parliament.  






Visit to Japan and Korea to promote Australia’s financial services sector

In June this year, I visited Japan and South Korea to promote Australia’s financial services sector alongside a delegation of Australia’s leading financial services providers, led by the Financial Services Council.

As part of the visit, I participated in a range of high-level discussions with key government and business representatives about Australia’s financial services sector, and in particular, the implementation of the Asia Region Funds Passport. 


I’m pictured here with members of the financial services delegation.

The trip was a valuable opportunity to promote the strengths and capabilities of Australia’s financial services sector, which has $2.6 trillion in total funds under management. However, only around 3.5 per cent of that figure is managed on behalf of foreign investors, which provides a great opportunity for the sector to grow. This opportunity is magnified by the fact that more than an estimated three billion people will be in Asia’s middle class by 2030, and will have an enormous demand for sophisticated financial services.


I’m pictured here with Japan’s State Minister for Finance, Isshu Sugawara.

Alongside the signing of free trade agreements with both Japan and South Korea, the Government is also focused on pursuing these opportunities through the creation of the Asia Region Funds Passport, which will create a regional market for managed investment funds by reducing regulatory barriers and creating a standard set of rule for funds managers.


I’m pictured here with Chairman of the Korea Financial Investment Association, Young-Key Hwang and Chairman of the Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea, Mr John Walker AM. 

While in South Korea, I also had the opportunity to visit the Korean Demilitarised Zone, a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula, which serves as a buffer zone between the North and South. The Zone lies just one hour from the capital of South Korea, Seoul.

I’m pictured here at the Korean Demilitarised Zone while a North Korean soldier watches on. 


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The Inaugural Federal Interfaith Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast

On 17 June, I was honoured to attend the inaugural Federal Interfaith Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Australian Catholic University at Old Parliament House, Canberra. The breakfast was a terrific opportunity to speak with faith leaders, and in turn to provide those leaders with the opportunity to interact with federal parliamentarians. I am pictured here speaking with the Hon John Fahey AC, former premier of New South Wales and Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University, and His Grace Bishop Daniel of the Coptic Orthodox Church Diocese of Sydney.


Financial Services Council BT Parliamentary Function

On 16 June, I attended the Financial Services Council BT Parliamentary Function at Parliament House, Canberra, and spoke with guests about the future of Australia's financial services sector. The Financial Services Council (FSC) is the peak body representing the financial services sector in Australia, and continues to be a strong contributor to the policy debate around economic and financial services reform. I am pictured here with Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer, Sally Loane, CEO of the FSC, Melinda Howes, General Manager of Superannuation at BT Financial Group, and Greg Cooper, Chairman of the FSC.

 

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