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South Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy

As part of my visit to Adelaide, I spent the morning with members of the South Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy discussing the future development of the resources and energy sectors. Resource projects are important to the health of the South Australian economy and Australia as a whole. The future growth on the sector will depend in part on getting the policy settings right, particularly on issues like industrial relations.

Meeting with Minister Coralee O'Rourke and North Queensland Mayors

I was delighted to welcome Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland, the Hon Coralee O'Rourke, to Canberra with a delegation of North Queensland Mayors. All three levels of Government - Commonwealth, State and local - are committed to working together, on a bipartisan basis, to realise the tremendous opportunities to develop Northern Australia. 

I’m pictured below with Minister O’Rourke and Mayors Frank Beveridge (Charters Towers Regional Council), Ernie Camp (Burke Shire Council), Ran Carige (Banana Shire), Rob Chandler (Barcaldine Regional Council), Cr Bill Shannon (Cassowary Coast Regional Council) and Cr John Wharton AM (Richmond Shire).

Induction into the International Tennis Club of Australia

On 31 January, I had the great honour of being inducted into the International Tennis Club of Australia as an honorary member. This humbling experience was matched by meeting two of my childhood heroes, Rod Laver AC and Margaret Court AO. Tennis has been a huge part of my life. I’ve been fortunate to represent Australia twice at the World University Games, and have been able to play competitive tennis in a number of other countries. Since 2003, I have also been a board member of the Kids Tennis Foundation, which aims to provide disadvantaged children in Australian schools with the opportunity to play tennis. I’m pictured here with the two tennis greats, Rod and Margaret.

Memorandum of Understanding with Colombia

On 22 January, I was pleased to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Colombia to expand bilateral cooperation in the resources sector. This agreement will, for example, enhance information exchanges around best practice regulation, facilitate greater investment linkages and create closer ties between investors and educational institutions in this area. I am pictured here at the signing with the Colombian Ambassador to Australia, Dr Clemencia Forero-Ucros.

MedAdvisor App Launch

On 22 January, I attended the launch of MedAdvisor's new medication management app. MedAdvisor is a new company, based in Camberwell, which employs around 20 people and is listed on the ASX. The new app focuses on improving health outcomes by enabling patients and their carers to manage their medications from their smart phone, tablet or computer. It is a good example of innovative ideas in my electorate, creating highly skilled jobs and enhancing productivity. 

Address to Australia China Business Council

On 21 January, I spoke to the Victorian branch of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) at Melbourne Park, where Tennis Australia organised the event to coincide with this year's Australian Open. In my address, I covered the new opportunities that have been created by the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement which will, when fully rolled out, see 96 per cent of Australia's goods exports enter China duty-free. 

Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree

On 22 December, I presented donations made to our Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree to Servants Community Housing in Hawthorn and Kew. More than $10,000 in cash and gift vouchers, and a large volume of food, new clothing and blankets, were donated by our community to SCH this Christmas as it houses and cares for some of the most vulnerable in our community. SCH provides affordable accommodation to 89 homeless members of our local community – providing a warm bed, hot meals, stability and respect. This year brings the Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree donations to tens of thousands of dollars since I started the Tree three years ago. The season, and our community Tree, always brings out the best in our community.

Visit to Guide Dogs Victoria in Kew

It was great to visit Guide Dogs Victoria this morning for a tour of the newly completed breeding centre and training facility. The much needed facilities have been upgraded thanks to $2 million federal government funding and will provide much needed resources to breed and train more than 160 puppies that are born at the centre each year. Breeding and training a Guide Dog takes up to two years and costs around $35,000 for each Guide Dog. Guide Dogs are provided free of charge to Victorians who are blind or vision impaired. There are more than half a million Australians with blindness or vision impairment – including around 220,000 Victorians. I am proud that such an important community organisation which does such great work in our community, is based in Kooyong. After this morning's tour I joined Karen and her team for a special end of year morning tea to thank the dedicated team at Guide Dogs Victoria.

Visit to Kew Gardens Aged Care

I was delighted to join residents of Kew Gardens Aged Care for a lovely lunch on 18 December. We enjoyed a lively and engaging discussion on a variety of topics ranging from international security, world affairs, politics, AFL and my beloved Blues. It is always a pleasure to visit Kew Gardens and share in informative and interesting conversation. I am pictured here with some residents, including former Supreme Court Justice Barry Beach and Keith Matthies.

Kooyong Foundation

On 17 December 2015, I joined Great Slam legend Frank Sedgmen and others for the unveiling of the honour boards at the Kooyong Foundation. I am privileged to join Frank, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and John Laidlaw as patrons of the Foundation. The Foundation supports young tennis players on their journey to the top and has been extremely successful in cultivating the next generation of Grand Slam champions. 


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