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Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
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125th anniversary of Auburn Uniting Church

On September 14, Josh attended a special service of thanksgiving celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Auburn Uniting Church in Hawthorn. The service was conducted by the Reverend Warren Clarnette. The first services at the Auburn Uniting Church were conducted in 1889 in the Oxley Road buildings, designed by Alfred Dunn for the Hawthorn Wesleyans. Josh, was delighted to join members of the congregation as well as Boroondara Mayor, Cr Coral Ross and the Member for Hawthorn, Ted Baillieu.


Launch of the next phase of the Cancer Therapeutics CRC

On September 15, Josh launched the next phase of the Cancer Therapeutics Cooperative Research Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. The CRC brings together staff from its research and commercial partners, including the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, and discovers and commercialises new small molecule drugs to treat cancer. The CRC will received $34 million of Commonwealth funding over the next six years, bringing total Commonwealth funding from 2008 to 2020 to over $71 million. Josh is pictured here with Dr Warwick Tong, Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Therapeutics CRC, Tobi Wilson, Chief Operating Officer of Royal Melbourne Hospital, Professor Grant McArthur, Deputy Director Research at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and Professor Ingrid Winship, Executive Director of Research Melbourne Health and you can read his remarks at the launch here.

St Paul's annual Children's Art Show

On September 12, Josh visited St Paul's Kindergarten in Canterbury with the Assistant Minister for Education, the Hon Sussan Ley, MP for the annual Children's Art Show. Now in its 8th year, the art show, which runs over two days, is a popular local community event.  During his visit Josh was delighted to see first hand the wonderful work of the young students and teaching staff. St. Paul's Anglican Kindergarten is a not for profit organisation, providing early childhood education services to the local community for almost 70 years. There are currently over 90 children enrolled at the kindergarten, in the 3-5 year old programs. Josh is pictured during a tour of the Children's Art Show with Susie Rosback and Sarah from St Paul's and Minister Ley.


VGen 'Free To' Campaign

On 9 September, Josh met with VGen members from Camberwell Girls Grammar School and Monash University. VGen, World Vision Australia’s youth arm, is a community organisation whose ‘Free To’ campaign seeks to end child labour so that children are free to ‘play, learn, and grow’. Josh is pictured here with group’s members. 

G20 2014: How will it affect Australia forum

On September 5, Josh spoke at the Melbourne School of Government’s ‘G20 2014: How will it affect Australia’ forum. Held in Melbourne, the forum was moderated by Sky News Australia Political Editor, David Speers and included a panel discussion with Josh, Australia’s G20 Sherpa, Dr Heather Smith, B20 Sherpa, Robert Milliner, and Chair of the C20, Tim Costello AO. Josh spoke about the importance of Australia hosting the G20 this year as well as the importance of having a clear agenda of promoting economic growth, protecting the global economy against future shocks and strengthening global institutions. Josh is pictured here with David, Heather, Tim and Robert.

The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom

On September 4, Josh met with the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom. Josh and Minister Swire discussed the continued importance of the Australia-United Kingdom relationship as well as the current economic and security challenges facing the world. Josh is pictured here with Minister Swire. 

U3A Hawthorn Photography Group

On September 4, Josh was delighted to welcome the U3A Hawthorn Photography Group to Parliament House, Canberra. The University of the Third Age (U3A) provides a range of educational courses and seminars for retired and semi-retired adults. U3A Hawthorn’s Photography Group toured Parliament House, met with Josh, and also enjoyed a meeting with renowned photojournalist from The Guardian, Mike Bowers. The U3A group are pictured below with Josh (above) and with Mike Bowers on the Queen’s Terrace (below), both at Parliament House.

Y20 Australia

On 3 September, Josh met with delegates from Y20 Australia to discuss their recommendations for this year’s G20 Summit in Brisbane. The Y20’s recommendations focus on lifting economic growth, promoting youth entrepreneurship, stimulating new employment opportunities, and enabling and promoting equal participation in the workforce. Josh is pictured here with Y20 Co-chair, Josh Zwar, Y20 Australia delegate and Kooyong constituent, Laura Sobels, and Y20 Planning Group member, Scott Limbrick.

Australian National Flag Day

On September 3, Josh attended an Australian National Flag Day ceremony with Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the forecourt of Parliament House. Australian National Flag Day celebrates the first time the Australian flag was flown back in 1901 over the dome of the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. The flag design was selected following a international competition, which attracted 32,823 entries. Ultimately there were five joint winners of the competition; Annie Dorrington who was a well-known artist from Perth; Ivor Evans a 14 year old Melbourne school boy whose father owned a flag making business; Lesley Hawkins an 18 year old from Leichhardt in Sydney who was apprenticed to a Sydney optician at the time; Eggbert Nutall an architect with the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works; and William Stevens, a first officer with the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand. Josh is pictured here with the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, their parliamentary colleagues and Allan Pidgeon, the President of the Australian National Flag Association.

Earlier in the week Josh also met with Year 10 students from Torrens Valley Christian School (SA) to mark National Flag Day. They are pictured here unfolding a special flag measuring 12.8 x 6.4 metres which was flown above Parliament House.

Philanthropy Australia 2014 National Conference

On 2 September, Josh represented the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, in opening the Philanthropy Australia 2014 National Conference. Josh spoke about the crucial role that philanthropy plays in strengthening our society and thanked the attendees for both undertaking this role and promoting the best values of civil society. Josh is pictured here delivering the opening address.


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