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Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
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International Women's Day luncheon

On 6 March Josh celebrated International Women's Day by hosting an inspirational group of Kooyong women for lunch in his Camberwell office with special guest, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Human Services.  The women at the lunch represented many sectors of the local community including business, philanthropy, not-for-profits, schools, science and sport. Addressing the guests, Josh, pictured below, paid tribute to the meaningful contribution of women leaders in our community. The International Women's Day lunch was a huge success with Minister Payne reflecting on her portfolio responsibilities and guests sharing their own stories of community involvement in Kooyong.

North Balwyn Multicultural Festival

On 28 February Josh was thrilled to once again officially open the North Balwyn Multicultural Festival.  The Festival is a joint project between the Rotary Club of North Balwyn and the North Balwyn Village Traders Association.  This is the third year that the Festival has been held in the vibrant North Balwyn Village which is home to over 70 local traders. The Festival has been very effective in engaging local residents as well as children from North Balwyn Primary School, Balwyn High and St Bedes. Josh is pictured at the Festival with members of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn and the Traders Association, the State Member for Kew, Tim Smith and Councillor, Judith Voce.

Kooyong Bridges Renewal Project Gets Green Light

On 27 February Josh welcomed funding for a much needed upgrade to the heritage listed Wallen Road Bridge in Hawthorn under the Federal Government’s new Bridges Renewal Programme. 

The Federal Government has committed $1.87 million or 50% of the total cost of the restoration of this heritage listed bridge. The remaining 50% will be matched by Vic Roads. The Wallen Road Bridge, which was built in 1881 and links Hawthorn and Richmond across the Yarra River, will be reinforced from a 22 tonne capacity to a 44 tonne capacity.  The upgrade to the Wallen Road Bridge will make using the bridge safer and more reliable, while also providing major benefits for the community and the region. Read more about this initiative here.

Strathcona visit to Parliament House

On February 26, Josh met with a group of grade 6 students from Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School, Canterbury, during their visit to Parliament House, Canberra. Josh is pictured here with students and teachers from Strathcona after a Q&A session in the model parliament.

Glenferrie Primary visit to Parliament House

On February 25, Josh welcomed a group of students from Glenferrie Primary School, Hawthorn, to Parliament House, Canberra. Josh spoke with students about his role as a parliamentarian, and answered questions from the group. Josh is pictured here with students before their Parliamentary role-play session.

SMSF Association National Conference

On 20 February, Josh spoke about the important contribution of the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund sector at the SMSF Association National Conference. Josh is pictured here with SMSF Association Chairman Peter Crump and CEO Andrea Slattery following his speech.

Yarra Riverkeeper

On 18 February, Josh met with the new Yarra Riverkeeper, Andrew Kelly. After being involved with the Yarra Riverkeepers Association for four years, Mr Kelly has moved into the position of Riverkeeper as vacated by Ian Penrose, who retired at the end of 2014 after 14 years of service. Andrew Kelly will continue Ian Penrose’s hard work with Federal, state and local governments to improve the health of the Yarra River and its surrounding habitat. Josh is pictured here with Andrew Kelly during their meeting in the Kooyong electorate office discussing the details of a local Green Army project.

2015 Chinese New Year

Josh visits the Sunshine Coast to discuss red tape and small business

On February 17, Josh was delighted to join his parliamentary colleagues and Senators for Queensland, Senator James McGrath and Senator Matt Canavan, to speak with small businesses on the Sunshine Coast about red tape and the Australian economy. The economy of the Sunshine Coast is driven by small business – 85 per cent of the 31,000 businesses operating in the region are small businesses. Josh addressed a small business forum at the Maroochy Surf Club in Maroochydore about the Government’s achievements in the deregulation space, having announced over $2.1 billion worth of compliance cost savings last year. Josh also heard from local businesses about the regulatory burden and broader issues facing businesses on the Sunshine Coast. Josh also visited the Caravan & RV Works in Kunda Park to speak with local business owner Gary Scambler about the vibrant caravan industry. Josh is pictured here with Gary at the Caravan & RV Works and Senators McGrath and Canavan. 

Warrnambool Sungold Field Day

On 13 February Josh attended Sungold Field Day in Warrnambool. The event, which runs over three days is attended by over 10,000 people. The focus of the event is on the Australian dairy industry, the centrepiece of which is Warrnambool Cheese and Butter which employs nearly 500 people and supports 600 suppliers. Victoria is the capital of the dairy industry with 4,500 of Australia's 6,000 farms based in this state. Josh was the guest speaker at the official luncheon where he talked about the importance of the dairy industry to the Australian economy and the huge opportunities that the recently signed Free Trade Agreements with Korea, Japan and China will deliver to our dairy farmers.


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