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Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
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Visit to Kalgoorlie, Collie, Derby and Broome in Western Australia

On 23 May 2016, I was delighted to visit Kalgoorlie and Collie with Rick Wilson MP, Member for O’Connor. After an interview on ABC Goldfields with Bec Curtin, we had a meeting with the Goldfields Chamber of Minerals and Energy to discuss the significance of the resources sector to this important mining region. We then visited Newland Associates, who use advanced technology to develop world-leading mining equipment that is exported to global markets. We then travelled to Collie on the edge of Rick’s electorate, where we discussed local opportunities with the Collie Council, and met with resources stakeholders to talk about the impact of the coal sector on the local economy. 
On 24 May 2016, I travelled further north to visit Derby and Broome with Melissa Price MP, Member for Durack. We first met with the Shire of Derby, including Shire President Elsia Archer, to discuss local priorities, tourism and the Defence White Paper’s announced upgrades to RAAF Base Curtin in Derby. We toured the Derby Wharf, before being hosted for lunch by the Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation. We travelled back to Broome, where we met with local business leaders and tourism operators to discuss the opportunities for developing Broome and the West Kimberley, with a focus on the important tourism sector. We also had a productive meeting with the Shire of Broome about the Government’s northern Australia agenda and options to bring more tourists to Broome.

At Newland Associates with Rick Wilson MP in Kalgoorlie, WA.

Meeting with the Collie Council in Collie, WA.

A warm welcome in Derby from Elsia Archer, President of the Shire of Derby, with Melissa Price MP.

Meeting with tourism stakeholders with Melissa Price MP in Broome, WA.

Meeting with the Shire of Broome and Melissa Price MP in Broome, WA.

Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival

The Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival celebrates Jewish writers and writers writing on Jewish themes. More than 70 Australian and international guests, including Jami Attenberg, Elana Sztokman, Alan Gold and Chief Scientist Alan Finkel are exploring a range of genres and subjects in the 2016 festival. The participating writers examine questions of faith, humanity and morality. I launched the festival at its opening night on 21 May, alongside readings by seven festival writers and a performance by Lior.

The Australian Competitive Advantage Forum

On 19 May, I spoke on a panel at The Australian's Competitive Advantage Forum in Sydney. The panel included the Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird, Citigroup Australia Chair, Sam Mostyn, ANZ Chairman, David Gonski, and moderator John Durie from The Australian. 

The forum was designed to bring government and business leaders together to discuss what Australia needs to do to maximise its competitive advantage, particularly in engaging with Asia. 

I used the opportunity to emphasis that one of Australia's biggest strengths is our focus on innovation. Notably, the resources sector is at the forefront, particularly with its use of automated equipment. I also reiterated the Government's welcoming approach to foreign investment, which remains integral to our economic development. 

I'm pictured here with the forum's panellists and moderator

Visit to Seaford and Langwarrin with Chris Crewther, Liberal Candidate for Dunkley

On 16 May 2016, I visited Seaford and Langwarrin with Chris Crewther, the Liberal Candidate for Dunkley. Chris took me to Nutech Paints, Australia’s largest supplier of premium roof coatings, where we were joined by the retiring member, the Hon Bruce Billson MP, and spoke about the 2016-17 Budget and opportunities for small businesses in the industry. We also visited Harfin Fly Reels, an innovative small business in Dunkley that manufactures high quality fishing reels for domestic use and export. It was also terrific to do street walks with Chris in Seaford and Langwarrin and meet locals at many small businesses in the area. I am pictured below with Chris at Nutech, Harfin and in Seaford.

Special birthday celebrations

It was wonderful to meet with some special local residents at Rylands in Kew for their birthdays including centenarian, May Lowe and former Cabinet Minister in the Fraser government, Dame Margaret Guilfoyle.

4th Kew Scouts sausage sizzle

It was great to support the 4th Kew Scouts at their sausage sizzle at Bunnings in Hawthorn on 15 May. During the visit I helped Simone and the volunteers from 4th Kew Scouts bbq sausages for their annual fundraiser. It’s wonderful to have 19 active scout groups in our local area and with over 1200 members the Boroondara District is one of the largest in Australia. 

On the hustings with the Frydenberg for Kooyong team

On  14 March I was joined at our new campaign office in Hawthorn by the Frydenberg for Kooyong team - including Archie a very loyal pet pooch who looked great in my campaign tee shirt - before we spread out across the electorate.  I visited many of the local shopping strips for our first weekend of campaigning including Kew Junction, North Balwyn Village, Greythorn shops, Glenferrie Road, Whitehorse Road Balwyn and Camberwell Junction. During the street walks I was shadowed by a news team from Lateline who produced a new segment for the campaign called Poll Position which follows various local MPs around their electorates. Click here to see Josh in the first episode.

Maytime Fair at Xavier College

It was great to join Xavier College Principal, Dr Chris Hayes and members of the Jesuit Mission for the Maytime Fair on 7 May. The Fair, which raises funds for the Jesuit Mission, has been hosted by Xavier College for 63 years. All of the funds raised from the Maytime Fair go directly to help people in countries including Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Myanmar Pakistan, Thailand and The Philippines and Africa. 

2016 Kooyong Community Forum

On 6 May I was delighted to host the Kooyong Community Forum which brought together three levels of government with the participation of John Pesutto MP, State Shadow Attorney General and Member for Hawthorn and Cr Jim Parke, Mayor of Boroondara. The forum was very well attended and guests had the opportunity to hear a brief summary of current issues from each of the guest speakers and then ask questions. Some of the issues that were raised included changes to superannuation announced in the budget, foreign investment in residential real estate as well as planning and development. It is always good to hear from constituents regardless of whether their concerns are federal, state or local - as it helps me to better respond to their concerns. 

Institute of Governance and NATSEM Post-Budget Lunch

On 5th March I joined a panel for the Institute of Governance and NATSEM post-budget lunch to discuss the Turnbull Government’s plan for jobs and growth. Over 200 people attended the discussion facilitated by Virginia Hausegger at Parliament House in Canberra. Michelle Grattan, Saul Eslake, Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh and Professor Mark Evans were also on the panel and it was great to see many students from University of Canberra participate in the event.


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