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2016 Relay for Life

This weekend the Kooyong Colts once again participated in the Hawthorn (Boroondara) Relay For Life. The Hawthorn Relay has collected more than $1 million for Cancer Council Victoria in 11 years, and Australia-wide relays raise $24 million each year. Thank you to our generous donors and walkers. I'm proud the Kooyong Colts are this year's highest fundraiser, making our team the highest fundraisers now for the past four years.  


Not even the threat of rain could dampen spirits at KEWfest16 during my visit this morning. It was great to see stalls selling everything from dog biscuits to gym memberships! The inaugural festival was staged in 1974 and has grown to be one of the largest festivals in the City of Boroondara. At the St Anne's Primary School stall the hot commodity were the delicious chocolate rolls for $3 a packet and at the Kew Rovers stand I tried to nail a few ten pointers with some nifty handballs - though the general consensus was that I should stick to tennis. It was also great to catch up with Tim Smith the Member for Kew and others visitors to the festival this morning.

Support the Kooyong Colts and the Cancer Council

I'm excited to support the Cancer Council of Victoria with our Kooyong Colts team again participating in the Hawthorn Relay for Life, on Saturday 19th March 2016.

With the generous support of our community, the Kooyong Colts has fundraised over $65,000 since 2011 – being the highest fundraising team three years in a row.

You can register to participate in the 2016 relay by clicking here.

Donations can be made securely online by clicking here.

Every dollar counts and every dollar makes a difference.

Thank you for your support.

Federal Parliament Energy Storage Summit

On Wednesday 16th March I gave the opening address at the Federal Parliament Energy Storage Summit. This event, organised by Senator Dio Wang and Senator Linda Reynolds, provided an excellent opportunity for Members and Senators to learn about this exciting and innovative area of the energy sector. Energy storage will play a role in meeting three key priorities for the energy portfolio; energy security, the transition to a lower emissions electricity sector and greater consumer empowerment. Storage could help the many Australian households who have already installed solar PV to better manage their energy consumption as well as encourage more to do so. The Government is supporting the development of this technology by providing more than $75 million for 20 innovative energy storage projects through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

Kooyong students attend National Schools’ Constitutional Convention

I was delighted to welcome Camberwell Grammar School Year 11 students James and Addison to Parliament on 16 March. The Kooyong students were in Canberra as Victorian delegates to the National Schools’ Constitutional Convention. The Convention invites young Australians to understand and discuss Australia’s Constitution and system of government. Students qualify for the National Convention through participating in local school and state conventions. This year, delegates at the National Convention explored the topic of education in the Australian Federation.

Swearing in of Senator James Paterson

Great to join Senator James Paterson this afternoon following his Maiden Speech. We were joined by Victorian Young Liberal President, Jess Wilson, and many friends from Victoria to toast to James’ future success as a Senator.

Meeting with the Movement of the Enterprises of France

On 15 March I met with the Ambassador of France to Australia, HE Mr Christophe Lecourtier, and representatives from the Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF) to discuss the potential for further French investment in our country. We also discussed the resilience of the resources and energy sectors and the Government’s vision for northern Australia. France is an important trading partner for Australia, with investment into Australia totalling $21.8 billion in 2014. MEDEF is the largest employer federation in France, and the delegation included representatives from major companies in the construction, rail and oil and gas industries.

Kooyong student wins Simpson Prize

On 15 March, I met with and congratulated Felix, a Camberwell High School Year 10 student, on winning the Simpson Prize for Victoria. The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students, funded by the Australian Government, encouraging students to explore Australia’s experience of World War I through a written or audio-visual presentation. Felix’s winning entry was an essay on the landing at Gallipoli. The Prize was presented at a ceremony at Parliament House by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Materiel, the Hon Dan Tehan MP.

Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia

On 14 March, I joined Chevron Australia at its Gorgon project, on Barrow Island off the coast of Western Australia, ahead of its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG). At around $70 billion, the project is the largest single private investment ever undertaken in Australia. It has created more than 10,000 jobs in the construction phase of the project alone and will make a significant contribution to our economy over its 40 year plus lifespan. The project is also an example of the strong innovation in Australia’s resources sector as it includes the world’s largest commercial scale carbon capture and storage initiative. This will reduce the project’s emissions by around 40 per cent. I also wrote an opinion piece about this project and Australia’s golden age of gas which you can read here:

I’m pictured here inspecting the first ship to be loaded with LNG with Chevron Australia Managing Director, Roy Krzywosinski and Western Australian Minister for Finance, Mines and Petroleum, the Hon Bill Marmion.

Backing small business

Small business is a driver of the Australian economy – more than two million small businesses employ nearly five million Australians. On 11 March, I visited local cafe and caterer, Luscious Affairs, and met with its owners Elizabeth and David. Luscious Affairs has operated in Kooyong for 19 years. Elizabeth and David shared with me the challenges and opportunities facing Luscious Affairs, and we discussed the Government’s strong support for small business.


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