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Young Sporting Champions in Kooyong

On 29 April I was delighted to meet with our youngest sporting constituents, each of whom were recently awarded a Local Sporting Champion Grant by the Commonwealth Government. Following the presentation of a commemorative certificate to each recipient, I spoke with them about their sport, their training schedules, and their forthcoming competitions. When chatting with the students and their parents over afternoon tea, I was impressed by the dedication of parents in supporting their child to achieve their sporting potential. In the latest round of Local Sporting Champion grants, a broad range of sports was represented, including athletics, futsal, cricket, badminton, hockey and soccer. Since 2010, young Kooyong sportspeople have been awarded 197 individual and 11 team grants. These grants have been awarded across 38 sports, supporting young Kooyong constituents to attend state, national and international competitions.


Finding a cure for MND

It was terrific to catch up with Neale Daniher today to discuss finding a treatment and cure for Motor Neurone Disease.  Neale was diagnosed with MND in late 2013 and since then has spent considerable time, energy and resources assisting the search for a cure. Together with Pat Cunningham and Dr Ian Davis, the founder of Cure for MND Foundation, Neale has worked to increase public awareness of MND and raised $5 million for much needed research. With two new diagnoses each day, there are over 2,000 Australians currently suffering from MND with a further two people dying each day from the disease.


BCNA and Bakers Delight Pink Bun campaign

It's always a pleasure to support the great work of Breast Cancer Network Australia which is based in Camberwell. On 29 April I was once again happy to support the annual Pink Bun campaign. The energetic team from BCNA brought some tasty pink buns to my office for afternoon tea.The campaign is supported by 600 Bakers Delight bakeries who donate 100 per cent of the sale of Pink Buns to BCNA in support of all Australians affected by breast cancer. Last year’s campaign raised almost $1.8 million for BCNA, enabling the organisation to provide free information, support and services to Australians affected by breast cancer.  Proud to have such generous and supportive organisations such as BCNA and Bakers Delight in Kooyong.



Opening of the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School

On 29 April, I was delighted to represent the Prime Minister and open the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School in Richmond. The school will board and educate up to 22 remote and regional community year 7 Indigenous students each year as they transition into scholarship positions with MITS’ Melbourne based partner schools. MITS is pioneering a new approach in Indigenous education and empowerment – extending the transformative power of education to young Indigenous Australians. I am proud of the strong representation of Kooyong schools in this program, including Camberwell Girls’ Grammar School, Carey Baptist Grammar School, Methodist Ladies’ College, Trinity Grammar School, and Xavier College all supporting MITS.


Victoria University Conference - 'Law & Governance: Across Borders'

On 28 April 2016, I addressed Victoria University’s Law & Governance Conference on the theme of ‘law and governance across borders’. I spoke about the opportunities ahead of Australia that are across our borders, the growing significance of the Asia-Pacific region and some of the good governance structures applying to the resources and energy sector and the development of northern Australia. I am pictured here with Professor Peter Dawkins, Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University, and Professor Anona Armstrong AM, the conference chair and Professor of Governance at Victoria University.



Negative Gearing Roundtable

On 27 April, I hosted a roundtable discussion with local real estate agents as well as the Chairman of the Real Estate Institute of Australia, Neville Sanders and  the CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, Enzo Raimondo, to discuss the detrimental impact of Labor's proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax – lower house values, increased rents, and stifling entrepreneurial investment.


Alia College celebration

On 26 April, I joined the Alia College community to celebrate the purchase of their school building. The school acquired Kawarau House in Hawthorn in Kooyong with the support of Australian Government funding. The school has been based at Kawarau House since 2006. I was delighted to attend the official celebration, and spend time with students and teachers.

 


Anzac Day Services in Kooyong

It was a real honour for me to attend a number of Anzac Day services in Kooyong this weekend.  On Sunday 23 April I joined the Camberwell City RSL members for a wonderful Anzac Day service and got to speak to Jack a POW in WWII who turns 100 next year.


I am pictured here with Peter Fielding from the Camberwell City RSL and Jack.

I then proudly marched in the Kew RSL's annual march from its headquarters in Kew, down Cotham Road to the Cenotaph where I laid a wreath. We then marched up to the Kew Uniting Church where the annual service is held. This year saw a record turnout and for me it was an honour to march alongside veterans and their families and to see so many local school students, scouts and residents participate in the march.

I am pictured here at the Kew Cenotaph.


I am pictured here with students from Ruyton Girls School




Many locals turned out for the Anzac Day dawn service in Surrey Gardens hosted by the Surrey Hills Progress Association. There were hundreds of locals in attendance paying tribute to the Anzacs including students from local primary schools. It was very special to meet Grace, the great niece of local Gunner Charles De Burgh Hogg who died in 1916 and is buried in Somme.



Colombo's business lunch

Colombo’s and Bill Kurban are Balwyn institutions, as are their business lunches. I enjoyed returning to Colombo’s on 20 April, where I addressed 100 local business owners about the resources sector and the opportunities facing the Australian economy.




Global Food Forum 2016

It was an honour to deliver a keynote address at this year’s Global Food Forum in Melbourne on 20 April. Now in its fourth year, the forum is presented by the Australian in partnership with VISY, and features business leaders, farmers, politicians and international speakers discussing the state of Australia’s thriving agribusiness sector. I discussed the opportunities presented by emerging global markets, as well as the potential of northern Australia to take advantage of soaring demand for our food exports. By opening up new overseas markets, investing in the necessary infrastructure and ensuring that Australia remains an attractive destination for investment, the Government is committed to ensuring the agricultural sector’s success.


 

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