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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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OSCA Annual Dinner

On Friday 29 May I capped off a busy parliamentary week by attending the annual Old Scotch Collegians Association (OSCA) dinner at Leonda in Hawthorn.  This year's dinner celebrated Scotch College's centenary of service to nation and school and the special guest speaker was Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.  I am pictured at the dinner with Kyle Wightman, the Prime Minister and OSCA President, Jonathan Buckley.



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Launch of FSC Native Title Services Standard

On 28 May, I launched the Financial Services Council Native Title Services Standard. The Standard makes an important contribution to the provision of financial services to the Indigenous community by: helping to build respectful relationships between trustee service providers and the Indigenous community; building capacity, particularly through increasing financial literacy; and will help produce better service outcomes through emphasising key features of the Standard such as using ‘plain English’. The Standard was developed by a working group of Indigenous groups and the Council’s trustee members and is a great example of the positive outcomes of industry and the community working together.
 
I’m pictured here Shadow Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Andrew Leigh MP, Chair of the First Nations Foundation, Ian Hamm, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Council, Sally Loane, and General Manager, Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd (native title holders of Broome), Tony Lee.


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Balwyn High School visits Parliament House

After Question Time this afternoon I caught up with a group of Year 8 students from Balwyn High School, visiting Parliament House to learn more about the role of Government and what a politician’s life consists of. I always enjoy seeing school students from my electorate take such an interest in the political process when they are in Canberra – as evidenced by their many and varied questions. I am pictured here with the student group and leading teachers from Balwyn High School. 


Supporting Small Businesses in Kooyong

I enjoyed hearing from many small business owners in my electorate over the weekend, about the positive impact our Budget is already having on their businesses. Stopped in for some authentic Italian at Olio e Pane and then finished with a chat with Christina from artisan chocolatiers, Sisko Chocolate. Great to hear her plans to capitalise on the instant asset write-off. Highly recommend their salted caramel chocolates too.






Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program update

Today I hosted a lunch in my electorate office to thank local residents who have been involved in the Anzac Centenary Local Grants program.  The local grants committee which I chaired approved thirteen applications from local organisations and schools to hold commemorative events in our local community.  While many of the commemorations took place around Anzac Day many more are still taking place and will take place until 2018.  We were lucky enough to have students who visited Gallipoli at our lunch today – Callum Wearne from Camberwell Grammar School, Erin Donoghue from Genazzano and Megan Liew from Camberwell Girls Grammar School.  These impressive young people spoke of their individual Anzac journey sharing their experiences whilst in Gallipoli and some of the memories that they said they will cherish forever.  I am pictured below with students Tess Nolan and Alexandra Suddick who are Boroondara Literary Award winners having written poems about the Anzacs and students Erin Donoghue, Callum Wearne and Megan Liew who visited Gallipoli. 





Talking Small Business with Toscano's Kew

I was in Kew this afternoon to visit the family run fruit and vegetable business, Toscano’s and to meet with brothers Damian and Patrick Toscano. It was a good opportunity to talk small business and the budget with these inspiring young third generation businessmen.


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Official Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School

On 22 May, it was a privilege to attend and speak at the official ground breaking ceremony at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School. MITS will give remote Indigenous students the opportunity to receive a quality education while also addressing the particular challenges of transitioning from small communities to a big city. This initiative is the brainchild of educators Liz and Rick Tudor, who have worked very closely with remote Indigenous communities over a number of decades to improve the educational outcomes for Indigenous students. Partly funded by the Federal Government, its partner schools and private benefactors, the MITS model will no doubt be extremely beneficial as we work towards closing the gap. 


Breakfast with Alan Tudge MP in Aston

It was a pleasure to join the Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MP, at a post Budget breakfast in his electorate. A great opportunity to discuss the Government’s 2015-16 Budget measures in detail and how they will make a real difference for small businesses and families in Aston. As Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Alan is to be commended for his fantastic work, not just in representing the people of Aston, but for looking at real and meaningful ways of improving outcomes for Indigenous Australians across the country. 


Talking Budget with Small Business around Australia

This week I met with small businesses and locals across Brisbane and Western Sydney to talk about the 2015-16 Budget, the economy, and financial services. I was warmly hosted by Jane Prentice MP, in Brisbane, and in Western Sydney by Alex Hawke MP, Craig Kelly MP, Craig Laundy MP and Russell Matheson MP, all of whom are strong voices for the people and businesses of their electorates. From Castle Hill to Campbelltown, Baulkham Hills to Burwood, I had an opportunity to hear firsthand how the Budget is benefiting small businesses – be they local retailers, cafés, hairdressers, or carpenters. I am pictured here shopping local with Jane Prentice MP, onsite with tradies with Russell Matheson MP, speaking with local business leaders with Alex Hawke MP, at Panania Diggers with Craig Kelly MP, and at a small business forum with Craig Laundy MP.










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Breakfast with Michael Sukkar MP in Deakin

On 19 May, I joined Michael Sukkar MP, Member for Deakin, to address guests at a breakfast in Deakin. I addressed the group on measures in the 2015-16 Budget and answered questions on the state of the Australian economy and the Government’s Budget priorities. Michael is a strong local voice for the Deakin community in Canberra, including his support for local small business and his strong advocacy for the construction of the East West Link in Victoria. I am pictured here with Michael and local students at the breakfast.

 

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Email: josh.frydenberg.mp@aph.gov.au