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Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
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Kew RSL Anzac Day March and Service - Centenary of Anzac

Melbourne's heavy rain and grey skies made way for sunshine just in time for the annual Kew RSL Anzac Day March and Service on 19 April. It was a great honour for me to lay a wreath at the Great War Monument and attend the service at Holy Trinity Uniting Church in Kew. The March always brings Kew Junction to a standstill, and this year was no exception with the attendance of many local students from schools including Genazzano, Carey, MLC, Trinity, Xavier and Kew High School. It was great to see so many people from the local community as well as veterans and families of those who have served in conflicts as we all gathered to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac.  Lest we forget.

Camberwell City RSL Anzac Day Service - Centenary of Anzac

On 19th April I was honoured to participate in the Camberwell City RSL Anzac Day Service.  The service included a re-dedication of the Camberwell District Roll of Honour followed by the official opening of the Pompey Elliott Memorial Hall at the RSL's headquarters in Camberwell. The service heard from Dr Ross McMullin about the bravery of  Major General Harold Edward "Pompey" Elliott CB, CMG, DSO, DCM, VD who was a senior officer in the Australian Army during WWI and who subsequently also served as a Senator in the Australian parliament. Pompey went on to become the President of the Camberwell City RSL and it is in his honour that the hall has been renamed. I was joined at the service by a number of local residents, war veterans and their families as well as local members of parliament past and present and the Mayor of Boroondara. I was honoured to take part in this service today and also took the opportunity to chat with local army cadets based in Surrey Hills.  Lest we forget.

Local Resident wins Youth Employment Category at the 2015 National Youth Awards

I am delighted to congratulate Colleen Chen who has won the Youth Employment category at the 2015 National Youth Awards in Brisbane on 16 April 2015. Through her work at Interns Australia, Colleen has been able to put the issue of youth unemployment at the centre of policy discussions. Colleen and Interns Australia crowdfunded $10,000 in seed capital to launch Australia's first fair internship accreditation scheme. There were six individual award categories - Youth Safety Award, Youth Courage Award, Youth Culture and Diversity Award, Youth Employment Award, Youth Health Award, and the Youth Leadership Award. A seventh category, the Youth in Media Award, recognises the contribution made by Australian journalists and media organisations in positively portraying young people in the media. The National Youth Awards are hosted by the Australian Government during National Youth Week, from 10-19 April, and recognise the achievements and contributions of Australia's young people. Winners receive a $2,000 cash prize. 

Financial Services Council BT Breakfast

On 15 April, I spoke at the Financial Services Council BT breakfast in Sydney. The FSC plays a vital role in contributing to policy debate in Australia, and in representing the financial services industry. The financial services sector is a key driver of economic growth in Australia, and will continue to directly contribute to Australians’ prosperity. I am pictured here at the breakfast with FSC Chairman Greg Cooper.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Keynote Address

On 15 April, I was deeply honoured to present the keynote address at the Holocaust Remembrance Day service in Sydney.  It was a moving and poignant service, occurring as it did in the year of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and World War II.  Holocaust Remembrance Day is an occasion to honour those who perished and to remember the horrors they faced.  It is also an important reminder of our duty to never let it happen again.

Green Army in Kooyong

On 14 April I joined Kooyong’s first Green Army team at South Surrey Park, along with a number of members of the Friends of South Surrey Park. This particular project involves important restoration and revegetation works at South Surrey Park, Koonung Creek Reserve, Yarra Bend Park in Kew and Fairview Park in Hawthorn. The Abbott Government has committed $525 million to the Green Army over four years, with 15,000 young Australians aged 17-24 to join the Green Army by 2018. This is a significant investment in environmental action across Australia and it was great to see the Green Army in action.

Launch of Gallipoli & Beyond

On 11 April I was honoured to address over 140 constituents at the launch of the Centenary of Anzac Program, Gallipoli and Beyond.  One of thirteen successful grant applicants under the Federal Government's Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program, Gallipoli & Beyond has developed a range of local events to commemorate WWI.  I am pictured at the launch with guests including the Member for Hawthorn John Pesutto, Chairperson of Gallipoli & Beyond, Dr Tanya Warms, Boroondara Mayor Coral Ross and Ted Baillieu. At the launch I was presented with a beautiful book, Boroondara Remembers, which tells the personal stories of WWI from a local perspective, and I am pictured with the book's authors and to my right with two students from local schools who will be attending commemorations in Gallipoli.

Balwyn Football Club 2015 season launch

It was terrific to be back at the Balwyn Football Club for the 2015 Tigers season launch. Channel 9’s Tony Jones questioned me on political and sporting life, and the prospects for Carlton in 2015. 

Balwyn Business Lunch

On 10 April I spoke at a lunch at Colombo’s in Balwyn with more than 100 local business leaders. I spoke about the global economic climate, the importance of tax reform and responsible budget management. 

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Visit to the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial

On 10 April I was very pleased to welcome to Kooyong His Excellency Pär Ahlberger, Ambassador of Sweden to Australia. The Ambassador and I visited the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial in Kew to pay tribute to the former Swedish diplomat, who is credited with having saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. I appreciated learning more about the Ambassador’s efforts directed at honouring Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy.


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