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Visit to Forrest with Nola Marino MP

On 8 June 2016, I was delighted to visit the electorate of Forrest with Nola Marino MP. We first visited Iluka Resources, an impressive mineral sands mining company in Capel, WA. Iluka is a significant player in the mineral sands market, and is the largest producer of zircon, and the largest producer of high grade titanium dioxide products. We then visited two earth moving and transport businesses in Nola’s electorate – Piacentini’s and Catalano’s – where we discussed the essential services they provide to the mining and construction sectors in Western Australia. The following morning, I caught up with Senator Dean Smith in Perth, where we met with pastoralists to discuss the Government’s plan for developing northern Australia. 

At Iluka Resources with Nola Marino MP in Capel, WA

Visiting Piacentini’s Earth Moving with Nola Marino MP in Picton, WA

Visiting B&J Catalano Transport & Earth Moving with Nola Marino MP in Brunswick Junction, WA

Meeting with Senator Dean Smith and pastoralists in Perth, WA

Address to 2016 AMEC Conference in Western Australia

On 8 June 2016, I was pleased to address the 2016 Annual Conference of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) in Perth. My speech – which you can read here – focused on promoting innovation and growth in the Australian mineral exploration and mining sectors. I also discussed the state of the industry and the Government’s approach to supporting the sector to deliver growth and jobs. It was also terrific to catch up with Andrew Forrest, Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, before my speech. I am pictured here speaking at the conference and catching up with Andrew Forrest and Will Robinson, Managing Director of Encounter Resources and President of AMEC.

Visit to Gekko Systems in Ballarat

It was great to join Liberal candidate for Ballarat Sarah Wade on 6 June to visit Gekko Systems, a Ballarat-based advanced manufacturer supporting the mining industry. Gekko is a great example of Australian innovation, leading the world in gold processing and low-energy mining solutions.

Garden of the Grieving Mother’ memorial project

On Monday, I was in Ballarat to announce the Australian Government’s grant of $220,000 towards the construction of a statue and garden at Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour to commemorate the suffering of families who have lost a son or daughter in the service of Australia.

The project, called the ‘Garden of the Grieving Mother’, is an acknowledgement of the impact of the loss felt by the women and families of service personnel during a century of Australian military service from the Boer War to the present day.

The six-foot tall statue of a mother holding a photo of her lost son will stand as a permanent memorial for all the families’ members – including fathers, brothers and sisters who have lost a family member in the service of Australia. The statue, which is unique in Australia, will complement Ballarat’s iconic Arch of Victory and Avenue of Honour, which also commemorates the service and sacrifice of the 3801 volunteers who enlisted from the Ballarat area during World War I.

Bennelong campaign launch

It was terrific to launch John Alexander's Bennelong campaign in Eastwood on 5 June 2016. John is still a good tennis player but even better politician! During my visit I met with local traders in Eastwood with John Alexander MP.

Visit to the Northern Territory with Natasha Griggs MP and Country Liberal candidate Tina Macfarlane

On the 1st and 2nd June, I was delighted to visit the Turnbull Coalition Team’s candidates for the Northern Territory’s two House of Representative electorates, Natasha Griggs MP is the Member for Solomon which encompasses Darwin and Tina Macfarlane is the Coalition candidate for Lingiari covering the rest of the Territory.

With Natasha, I addressed a Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce lunch, announced a significant funding commitment to boost productivity and road safety in Darwin and visited the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas at Charles Darwin University. 

Tina and I visited a range of great local businesses in her electorate including a mango orchard, a melon farm, an earth moving contractor and a plant nursery.  A highlight was the Thai farmer breakfast with locals at Tou’s Garden amongst the mango orchard.  
Funding announcement press conference with Natasha Griggs MP

With Natasha Griggs at the Charles Darwin University North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas

Thai famer breakfast at Tou’s Garden amongst the mango orchard

With Tina Macfarlane at Alderbran Earth Moving

With Tina Macfarlane on the campaign trail

2016 Kooyong Campaign Launch

It was wonderful to have my colleague Julie Bishop with me for the official launch of the Kooyong Campaign in Hawthorn on 31 May. It was great to have such a great show of support from past and present parliamentarians, local residents, family and friends. It's a great honour for me to be the Federal Member for Kooyong, a seat that was held by Australia's longest serving Prime Minister and founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies. I am passionate about delivering for our local community and will continue to work hard for Kooyong.

Julie Bishop visits Kooyong

It was wonderful to have Julie Bishop in Kooyong to formally open my campaign. During the Foreign Minister's visit we announced that the Turnbull Government will provide $300,000 to Servants Community Housing to help establish a women's facility. We also went on a street walk in Hawthorn where we dropped into a number of small businesses including Panache Flowers, Rose Street Trading and 2XU.

$300,000 commitment for women's support services in Kooyong

On 31 May I was proud to announce that a re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $300,000 to Servants Community Housing to help establish a new, high quality housing facility for ten or more women in our community.

Servants has cared for some of the local community’s most vulnerable members for 30 years. Through this new facility, women in need will be provided affordable, private and secure accommodation, and support including meals and amenities.

The facility will be available to women who are subject to domestic violence. The Coalition has invested $100 million in new funding for domestic violence measures. This is in addition to our $100 million Women’s Safety Package, announced in September 2015. 

I have been honoured to support Servants in the invaluable work they do in our community for many years. In 2012, I established the Kooyong Christmas Giving Tree, which has collected thousands of dollars in money and in-kind donations to extend the festivity of the Christmas season to Servants’ residents. I was delighted to have Julie Bishop at the announcement and we are pictured here with the state member for Hawthorn, John Pesutto, Cr Jim Parke, Mayor of Boroondara, Servants Chairman, Warren Clark and CEO Matt Maudlin, servants residents, Cr Judith Voce and Georgie Crozier MLC. You can read the full media release here

Visit to Townsville

On 30 May 2016, I was delighted to visit Townsville with Ewen Jones MP, the Member for Herbert. We were also joined by Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald, Senator for Queensland, and Jonathan Pavetto, the LNP’s Candidate for Kennedy. We first met with representatives of the North Queensland Bio-Energy Corporation, an innovative company planning to construct a world leading power generation facility in Ingham, North Queensland. I then delivered an address to local business leaders on the Government’s plan for northern Australia, and took questions with Ewen on a range of local and national issues. Ewen then took me to meet with local graziers at Hogan & McHugh Livestock, where we heard about regional water priorities and discussed the Government’s recent major water announcement for Queensland. We also visited Rockfield Technologies, an impressive high tech engineering consulting firm working on major projects across the country from Townsville.  

Addressing local business leaders in Townsville.

Speaking to local media with Ewen Jones MP, Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald and Jonathan Pavetto.

Meeting with local graziers at Hogan and McHugh in Townsville.

Hearing about impressive national engineering projects at Rockfield Technologies in Townsville.


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