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Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
  
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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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Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree

Josh recently launched the Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree appeal with this year’s proceeds once again going to Servants Community Housing in Hawthorn and Kew. Servants supports over 80 residents, the majority of whom suffer from long-term mental illness. Through the generosity of local businesses and residents, the Kooyong Giving Tree has raised in excess of $10,000 in cash and kind since it was launched in 2012. Donations including cheques, non-perishable food items such as Christmas puddings and cakes as well as new clothing for men, blankets and bedding, toiletries and store gift cards are gratefully accepted. Donations can be left in Josh's office at 695 Burke Road in Camberwell until 5pm on Friday 19th December 2014. 


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Round table with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce

On November 21, Josh was the guest speaker at a round table discussion with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). The discussion was hosted by KPMG and focused on the successful outcomes of the G20 meeting in Brisbane and the potential opportunities for Australia and Britain. Josh can be seen here with Fred Tinsley, Deputy National Chair of the ABCC, Paul Thomson, Partner KPMG and Gareth Hoar, United Kingdom Consul General.


Tim Smith for Kew Campaign Launch

On November 21, Josh joined the Hon Matthew Guy MLC, Minister for Planning and Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, to officially co-launch Tim Smith's election campaign in Kew. Josh and Matthew addressed a large crowd at Tim's campaign office in Kew, and spoke about the historic Kew electorate, Tim's strong credentials and hard work throughout the campaign, and the importance of re-electing the Napthine Government in Victoria. Josh is pictured here with Tim and Matthew at the launch.


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Launch of the Junior Miners and Exporters Survey

On November 20, Josh launched the Junior Miners and Exporters (JUMEX) Survey prepared by Grant Thornton. The event also included a presentation from Brad Taylor, Partner at Grant Thornton on the survey results and a discussion by Dr John Kunkel, Deputy Chief Executive Minerals Council of Australia on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s JUMEX.


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Presentation to the Large Format Retail Association

On November 20, Josh presented to nearly 200 senior executives from the retail sector at the Large Format Retail Association (LFRA) Victoria Forum. The members of the LFRA account for retail sales of over $60 billion per year or 20 per cent of all retail  and they employ over 400,000 people directly and indirectly. Josh can be seen here with Phillipa Kelly, CEO of LFRA, at the completion of Josh’s presentation. 


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Meeting with Camberwell Uniting Asylum Seeker Support Group

On November 12, Josh met with a group of constituents who are members of the Camberwell Uniting Asylum Seeker Support Group at the Camberwell Uniting Church. Josh discussed the Government's immigration policies and took questions from the group. Josh is pictured here speaking at the meeting. 


Kew RSL Remembrance Day Service

On 11 November, Josh was honoured to attend the Kew RSL Remembrance Day service at the Kew Cenotaph. During the moving ceremony members of the Kew RSL, the local community and representatives from all levels of government paid their respects to those Australians who died or were injured in war. 2014 marks the 96th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Of the 420,000 Australians who enlisted, 152,000 were wounded and 61,000 never returned. Today more than ever we remember the sacrifices of the Australian men and women who have served and the more than 102,000 Australians who have died in wars and conflicts. Lest we forget.


Launch of 'Maestro John Monash'

On November 10, Josh was honoured to launch ‘Maestro John Monash’, an important new book by The Hon Tim Fischer AC. Tim was Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister under John Howard and was our first resident ambassador to the Holy See. While countless scholars and historians have recounted Monash's heroic exploits on the battlefield and beyond, none have taken up the cause to have Monash posthumously promoted to Field Marshal with the vigour and purpose Tim has now done. With comprehensive research and a practical roadmap for attaining this recognition, this fine book provides us with the wherewithal to right an historical wrong. With the Centenary of ANZAC soon upon us, the timing of Maestro John Monash could not be better. Tim brings his solder's eye to the many World War I campaigns including Gallipoli, the Somme, Hamel and Amiens and compares the performances of the various generals in the context of the challenges they faced. He concludes, as I have, that Monash was in a league of his own. Josh officially launched Tim’s book in the Memorial Hall at Sir John’s alma-mater, Scotch College. It is a fitting time to honour Sir John Monash’s extraordinary life, as arguably our greatest ever Australian. Josh is pictured below speaking at the event, with Tim Fischer and Scotch College Principal Tom Batty, and with the official party outside the Memorial Hall.







Kooyong Student Prize presentation at Camberwell Girls Grammar School

On November 10, Josh was proud to present The Kooyong Student Prize to Georgina McEwen and Emily Bennett at Camberwell Girls Grammar School in Canterbury. The Kooyong Student Prize is an initiative launched this year by Josh to recognise students at schools in the electorate of Kooyong for general excellence, leadership and their contribution to the community. Students are selected by Principals on a broad range of criteria including excellence in both academic and extra-curricular pursuits, leadership, and a strong commitment to upholding the school's values and strengthening the community at large. Josh addressed the student assembly about leadership and community values, and met with the recipients afterwards for morning tea in the Principal's office. Josh is pictured here with Deputy Principal, Trena Jolly, recipients of the prize, the school's student leaders and the Principal, Debbie Dunwoody.


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Visit from László Kövér, Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary

On November 5, Josh was pleased to host Mr Laszlo Kover, the Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary, and Her Excellency Mrs Anna Siko, the Hungarian Ambassador to Australia, at his electorate office in Camberwell. The Speaker and Josh had a productive discussion about a range of domestic and international issues, including the importance of strengthening economic ties between Australia and Hungary. Josh is pictured here with the Speaker in Josh’s office.

 

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Camberwell VIC 3124 Australia
Phone: 03 9882 3677
Fax: 03 9882 3773
Email: josh.frydenberg.mp@aph.gov.au