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Australian Energy Week Conference

This morning I addressed the Australian Energy Week Conference, where I announced two more elements of the Turnbull Government's National Energy Productivity Plan.  The measures will improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings and appliances, reducing energy costs for households and businesses, while decreasing Australia's carbon footprint. It’s a win, win.

$100,000 committed for CCTV funding in Kooyong

On 20 June I announced that a re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $100,000 for closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) in the Kew Junction area. The funding will go directly to providing real tools to fight crime in our local community by not only acting as a deterrent against vandalism to small business in the area, but also assisting authorities in identifying those engaged in criminal activity.  This important initiative will provide reassurance to local traders and residents.  You can read more about our plan to keep local communities safe here

St Joseph's Hawthorn whole school assembly

I enjoyed addressing St Joseph's Hawthorn whole school assembly on 21 June. I also presented certificates to Year 5 and 6 students marking their recent visit to Canberra.

Sunday sports day

19 June was another terrific Sunday sport day in Kooyong. I spent the morning with the Kew Comets Junior Football Club at Victoria Park, Hawthorn Citizens Junior Football Club at Victoria Road Reserve, and the Kew Rovers Junior Football Club at Stradbroke Park. I later joined the star players of the Camberwell and Hawthorn Hockey Clubs for their top four clash, and I enjoyed being interviewed as part of Hockey Victoria’s live stream coverage of the game. I closed out the day by visiting the monthly Medal Nights of the Canterbury Cobras and the Camberwell Sharks. It was a great opportunity to recognise reward for effort and for parents to have a snag and a chat. 

Out on the hustings

On 18 June I enjoyed another great day out in Kooyong! I started the morning at the Boroondara Farmers Market before holding listening posts in Kew, Kew East and Mont Albert North where I had the opportunity to engage with local residents. This afternoon I visited the Kew Hockey Club at Elgar Park and caught up with the Brumbies team for their pre-match rev-up! It was great to catch-up with Club stalwart David Clancy at Hawthorn Amateur Football Club at the Rathmines Road Reserve for the Club's game against Glen Iris. 

Boroondara Netball Association

On 17 June, I announced a re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver $25,000 to the Boroondara Netball Association to upgrade courts at Macleay Park in North Balwyn. BNA’s membership consists of over 3500 players, coaches, umpires and administrators. It was terrific to catch up with players from the grade 2 year level for their medal presentation.

Delivering $20,000 to establish a new Men's Shed in North Balwyn

The Men’s Shed initiative encourages community and friendship. Men’s Sheds improve men’s health and wellbeing by delivering spaces for community members to meet, share, and work on interesting projects. On 17 June, I delivered a $20,000 cheque to the North Balwyn Rotary Club to establish a new local Men’s Shed as part of the Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

Supporting Alzheimer's Australia

I joined community members living with dementia and family carers at Alzheimer’s Australia on 17 June. There are an estimated 350,000 Australians living with dementia. I valued meeting with these families to discuss the services and support provided to those with early onset dementia, and to discuss Government initiatives including in medical research and improving dementia care. 

PADSIP at Auburn High School

On 17 June, I was delighted to launch PADSIP – Auburn High School’s Positive Ageing Digital Storytelling Intergenerational Project. Led by social worker Mark Silver, PADSIP is an important community engagement project pairing students with older community members. Each student and community member interact over 13 weeks, learn from one another, and produce a short video on their interactions based on the theme ‘aspirations and meeting life’s challenges’.

Lighter Footprints environment forum

The Turnbull Government has in place a series of strong and effective environmental policies designed to reduce carbon emissions and increase the take up of renewable energy. This includes a $1 billion clean energy innovation fund and another $1 billion fund to preserve the health of the Great Barrier Reef. On 16 June, I debated Labor’s Environment spokesperson, Mark Butler, and Greens Senator Janet Rice, at an environment policy election forum. The forum was hosted by local environment group, Lighter Footprints, and was attended by more than 500 community members. After the panel discussion, which was hosted by Rod Quantock, I joined other candidates for election in Kooyong Marg D'Arcy and Helen McLeod to take questions on environmental issues.


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