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Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
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Meeting with Girls 20

On August 28, Josh met with representatives from the Girls 20 to receive their recommendations for this year’s G20. The Girls 20 brings together 18-20 year old female representatives from G20 member countries, as well as the African Union, to work towards the economic empowerment of women and girls. Josh is pictured here with Girls 20 Australia delegate, Anna Wiseman.

Lunch with Residents of Kew Gardens Aged Care

On August 25, Josh was delighted to join residents of Kew Gardens Aged Care for lunch in Kew. Kew Gardens is an aged care facility in the electorate of Kooyong, providing state-of-the-art service and facilities to residents. Josh enjoyed an informal discussion with the group covering a diverse range of economic and national security issues. Josh is pictured here with residents, including Keith Matthies, and former Supreme Court Justice Barry Beach.

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Property Council of Australia Boardroom Roundtable

On August 22, Josh discussed deregulation opportunities with the Property Council of Australia Boardroom Roundtable. The meeting was attended by the Grollo Group, Grocon, Lend Lease, Australand, Stockland, Telstra, Dexus, and Charter Hall, and the discussion focused on land and planning regulation, tax and investment laws, and costs in the property industry. Josh is seen here with Lorenz Grollo, President for the Victorian Division, and Jennifer Cunnich, Executive Director, Victorian Division of the Property Council of Australia.

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Visit to Uniting Age Well Elgin Street, Hawthorn

On August 22, Josh met with members of the Uniting Age Well Elgin Street group for those living with Parkinson’s Disease. Josh spoke about the current economic and international challenges facing Australia and took questions from the audience. Josh is pictured here with Jamie Davis, a social worker and group facilitator, and members of the group.

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PACIA CEO Forum Delegation Roundtable

On August 22, Josh was the keynote speaker at the PACIA CEO Forum Delegation Roundtable. PACIA is the peak association for the plastics and chemicals industry which is an industry that employs over 50,000 and represents close to 10 per cent of Australia’s manufacturing industry. The Roundtable was attended by over twenty CEOs including the business leaders from Nuplex, Nufarm, Wesfamers, and Orica to name a few. The discussion focused inefficient regulatory approvals and processes and concerns about whether Australia has access to the latest and safest technologies and chemicals. Josh is pictured here with Samantha Read, CEO PACIA and Jonathan Clancy, Chairman and CEO Qenos.

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American Chamber of Commerce in Australia

On August 21, Josh spoke at an American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) lunch about the Government’s Cutting Red Tape agenda. Josh also took questions from the attendees about issues ranging from the current security situation in Iraq and Syria to the state of the Australian budget. Josh is pictured here with AmCham General Manager – Victoria, Ray Doyle.

University of the Third Age Hawthorn

On August 21, Josh spoke at a University of the Third Age Hawthorn meeting about the economic and security challenges facing Australia. Josh is pictured here presenting to the group.

Ice Bucket Challenge in support of Motor Neurone Disease

On August 20, Josh took up the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ in support of Motor Neurone Disease research. Former Hawthorn premiership player and local resident, Andy Gowers, asked Josh to join the Challenge, which supports Andy’s relative who suffers from the disease.

In addition to having a bucket of freezing cold ice tipped on his head, the Challenge required Josh to nominate three people to take up the Challenge and spread awareness. Josh nominated Mick Malthouse from the Carlton Football Club, Rafael Epstein from the ABC and Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott.

The Challenge has gained international prominence and has been tackled by politicians, business leaders and celebrities alike including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. For further details about Motor Neurone Disease research and the Challenge or to make a donation, visit

Opening of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function

On August 20, Josh represented the Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, at the opening of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function at Monash University. This new $20 million centre and its state-of-the-art imaging equipment will assist neurobiologists, cognitive scientists, engineers and physicists as they seek to understand how the brain works and how humans make predictions and decisions. Josh is pictured here unveiling the plaque with Professor Ed Byrne, President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, Professor Gary Egan, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, and Professor Aidan Byrne, CEO of the Australian Research Council.

While at Monash, Josh also visited Cave2, which is part of the university's New Horizons building. Cave2 is an immersive visualisation platform and can render impressive 3D virtualisations, including virtualisations of the brain from data collected at the the centre for integrative brain function. Josh is pictured here with Professor Byrne in Cave2.

Medical Technology Association of Australia

On August 19, Josh met with the Medical Technology Association of Australia in Sydney. MTAA represents medical devices companies and Josh discussed regulatory issues affecting the industry. Josh is pictured here with MTAA CEO Susi Tegan and MTAA member and CEO of Medical Specialties Australia Georgina Gaynor.


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