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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. 


Visit to Tasmania

It was great to join my Tasmanian colleague Eric Hutchinson the MHR for Lyons on 5 September for a discussion on tax reform with local wine and whiskey makers.


Camberwell Girls Grammar Social Justice Students

Today I received 80 handmade flowers from an inspirational group of young students from Camberwell Girls Grammar School who are involved in the school's social justice program.  The program highlights human rights issues that affect women and prevent them from gaining the education and skills they need.  The handmade flowers reflect the importance of investing in women’s development and show that CGGS cares about empowering women to overcome the injustice of extreme poverty.

 

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