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National Volunteers Week Afternoon Tea

On May 13, Josh hosted an afternoon tea as part of National Volunteer Week. Attending were volunteers from throughout Kooyong. Their selfless contribution assisting those in need is appreciated by many. Josh is pictured here with some of the volunteers representing organisations including The Salvation Army, Uniting Aged Care, Beyond Blue, Saint Vincent De Paul Society,  Villa Maria, Alzheimer’s Victoria, Camcare, Beyond Blue, Uniting Aged Care, Boroondra Volunteer Resource Centre, Friends of Boroondara Kew Cemetery, Balwyn Welfare Assoc – The Evergreen Club, PADSIP, St Catherine’s Aged Care Facility, Q ArtStudio, Camberwell Little Athletics, Step Back Think, Australian Council of Patient & Family Centred Care.

Federal Volunteer Grants 2011

Applications for Federal Volunteer Grants 2011 opened on 4 May 2011 and will close on 8 June 2011. Funding of $16 million is available to eligible not-for-profit community organisations to assist their volunteers and encourage volunteering. Click here to read the media release. 

North Balwyn RSL ANZAC Commemorative Service

On Monday 25 April, Josh joined the President of North Balwyn RSL Graham Foard, the Member for Box Hill Robert Clark, Boroondara Mayor Nicholas Tragas and hundreds of people from the local community for the Dawn Service. After the wreath laying and commemorative service, a generous breakfast was put on by the North Balwyn RSL. Josh joined Robert and Nicholas in saying a few words noting the significance of the occasion. Josh is pictured here with Graham Foard and Bill Abell.

National Volunteer Week, 9-15 May

Events celebrating National Volunteer Week will take place around the country from the 9th to the 15th of May. Josh will be joining volunteers for the lunchtime shift of the Salvation Army's Bowen Street Camberwell Premises on 13 May. Click here to read the media release.

Afghanistan Visit

In late April, Josh joined his parliamentary colleagues Senator Helen Kroger, Nola Marino, the Member for Forrest, and The Hon Dr Mike Kelly MP, the Member for Eden-Monaro, in a delegation visiting Afghanistan. The trip provided a wonderful opportunity to meet with Australian military personnel serving in both Kandahar and Oruzgan Province. The ADF are doing a brilliant job in challenging circumstances and in the process making a real difference on the ground. Josh is pictured with his parliamentary colleagues and members of the ADF.


On Monday 25 April, Josh represented the Federal Opposition at the ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance. Joining the Governor of Victoria, The Hon. Alex Chernov, the Premier The Hon. Ted Bailleu and the State President of the RSL Major General David McLachlan and the rest of the Official Party, Josh took part in the March and commemorative service which took place on the Shrine Dais at the conclusion of the March. It was a special day and it was wonderful to see so many Melbournians participate in the March as well as the thousands who also came to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of those who have fought to defence our great country and its values and its cause.

My First Speech Competition

High school students in years 10, 11 and 12 are being invited to take part in a new national competition called “My First Speech”. Organised by the House of Representatives, students need to write and video a 3 minute speech as if it was their first speech to parliament. In this competition, students need to imagine they’ve been elected to the House of Representatives. They need to think about the issues which are important to them and then write and video a speech which expresses their concerns, hopes and ideals. It may be a personal, local, national or international issue or issues. Click here to read the media release.

Camberwell City RSL ANZAC Commemorative Service

Only April 17, Josh attended Camberwell City RSL Sub-Branch's ANZAC Commemorative Service. Click here to read Josh’s ANZAC Address. Josh is pictured here with Boroondara councilor, Cr David Bloom, Boroondara mayor, Cr Nicholas Tragas, Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Ted Baillieu, Camberwell City RSL president, John Frewen, and Camberwell City RSL secretary, John Daly.

Kew RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony

On April 17, Josh attended the Kew RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony. The ceremony included a march along Cotham Road, a wreath laying at the Cenotaph and a service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Kew. Josh is pictured here marching along side the Rev. Roy Stanley.

Monash University Liberal Club

On April 12, Josh was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Monash University Liberal Club of which he is a co-patron. Josh is pictured here with members of the club.


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