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Welcome to my homepage. As the Member for Kooyong it is a great privilege to represent our local community as I strive to bring a passionate and energetic voice to the important challenges we face.
 
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Appointment as Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia

On 21 September I was appointed Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia by the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP. It is a great privilege to be able to serve in Prime Minister Turnbull’s Cabinet in this capacity.  I would like to pay tribute to the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP for his outstanding service over many years in this portfolio. I would also like to thank the Hon Joe Hockey MP, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, the Hon Bruce Billson MP and the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP. It has been an honour to work alongside you during my time as Assistant Treasurer. I look forward to working hard to ensure our nation has a productive and innovative resources and energy sector and a Northern Australia which fully capitalises on its enormous potential.


Stronger Communities Program

I am delighted to launch the Government's Stronger Communities Program in Kooyong. The Program, which was announced in the 2015 Budget, aims to deliver social benefits across Australia through funding small capital projects which improve local community participation and cohesion and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.
 
Kooyong has been allocated $150,000 annually for the next two years, to support small capital projects in the electorate. Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 will be available for projects with matched contributions, in cash or in-kind, on at least a dollar for dollar basis, for eligible community organisations.
 
Guidelines for the Stronger Communities Program, including the eligibility criteria, can be found here

I have established a community consultation committee comprised of community leaders, which will assist in determining priority projects. Eligible applicants should return the completed project application form to my office as soon as possible and no later than 22 September 2015 for 2015-16 applications.


Victorian Amateur Football Association lunch

I was delighted to attend the VAFA Grand Final Lunch hosted by Barrie Cassidy on 18 September. Special Guests at the lunch included Leigh Matthews, AFL Hall of Fame Legend and Australian singer songwriter Greg Champion. The VAFA was founded in 1892 and is the leading amateur competition for Australian Football in the country. The Grand Finals for the Premier A, Premier B and Premier C sections are being played this weekend with Old Trinity Grammarians Football Club is attempting to win its first Premier A premiership. With many players having attended Trinity Grammar in the Kooyong electorate, I hope that they win.


Entrepreneurship at Leighton O'Brien in Kooyong

We’re a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship in Kooyong. On 18 September I visited Leighton O’Brien, a local pioneering tank and fuel management services firm headquartered in Hawthorn East. The Government has delivered a $1 million business grant to support Leighton O’Brien commercialise a new product aimed at reducing fuel leaks. They aim to apply it in Australia and export it to the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. It’s a great growing business, employing 100 people locally and abroad.


Deepdene Uniting Church Centenary

On 13 September I was delighted to join Reverend Alistair Macrae and the Deepdene Uniting Church congregation to celebrate the Church's Centenary.  It was a beautiful service that marks a wonderful period in the history of the church in the local community. I am pictured here following the Centenary service with Rev Faama Leota, Collegiate Minister at Deepdene Uniting Church; Councillor Judith Voce, City of Boroondara; Member for Kew, Tim Smith; Rev Alistair Macrae, past President of the General Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia and Rev Jacob Yang, Collegiate Minister at Deepdene Uniting Church.


Visit to Auburn High School with Malcolm Turnbull

A wonderful visit to Auburn High School with Malcolm Turnbull on Friday 11 September. Principal Maria Karvouni and the teaching staff at Auburn are to be commended for the success of their bilingual Chinese program, binational French program, and their truly innovative use of technology as part of the school’s curriculum. It was fantastic to hear about the revitalisation of the school and the many awards students have won for their proficiency in foreign languages.


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New Colombo Plan students visit Parliament House

On 10 September, I met with Denver, Alexander and Aaron, New Colombo Plan students from Swinburne University in my electorate of Kooyong. These students were visiting Parliament House in Canberra as part of the inaugural New Colombo Plan Alumni Forum. As New Colombo Plan students, they had the opportunity to work and study in the Asia region, including in Singapore and Hong Kong. The Government has committed $100 million over five years to the plan, which will deepen Australia’s relationships in the region. 


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Meeting with Global Voices delegates at Parliament House

Exciting opportunities lie ahead for the delegates of Global Voices, who I met with on 9 September 2015 at Parliament House, Canberra. International diplomacy and economic growth were among the many interesting topics I had the pleasure of discussing with the delegates before they leave to represent Australia overseas.


Address to the AUJS Political Training Seminar

Youth involvement in political dialogue is so important and it was terrific to join a group of students from AUJS who were visiting Parliament House on 7 September 2015. The students were participating in a three-day seminar and took the opportunity to discuss issues affecting the domestic and international political scenes with representatives from the Coalition, Labor and the Greens.


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Meeting with Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

On 7 September 2015, I met with Elliott Abrams, a Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and former United States Assistant Secretary of State, to discuss a range of global political and security issues. Before his current role at the Council on Foreign Relations, Elliott was a senior councillor on foreign relations to US Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush as Assistant Secretary of State. I am pictured here with Elliott in my office in Parliament House. 

 

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