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Annual Old Scotch Collegians Dinner

On 27 May, I attended the Old Scotch Collegians Association Annual Dinner in Hawthorn. 360 Old Boys and friends of Scotch College attended the dinner. The evening featured school songs, a presentation by the Principal, Mr Tom Batty, and an address by the Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Hon Linda Dessau AM – reflecting on her appointment as Victoria’s first female Governor. 

Visit to Koonung Secondary College

It great to visit Koonung Secondary College in Mont Albert North, joined by Liberal candidate for Chisholm, Julia Banks.

Julia and I met with student leaders, including Koonung’s school captains and co-chairs of the student representative council. The students shared their views about the upcoming election and shared their aspirations for tertiary education and their future careers.

We also toured the site of the school's exciting new science and food technology classrooms, led by Principal Peter Wright.

Celebrating Asaleo Care's investment in local manufacturing

It was an honour to speak at an event to mark Asaleo Care's recent $65 million investment in upgrading its advanced manufacturing centre in Box Hill. Asaleo Care is a leading personal care and hygiene company, with a portfolio of landmark brands including Sorbent, Handee and Libra.

Asaleo Care's Box Hill site has been manufacturing products locally since the early 1960s. The plant's recent multi-million dollar capital upgrade has increased capacity and reduced the cost base of operations through innovative product flow, new machinery and reduced labour requirements.

I was taken on a tour of this impressive facility, joined by federal Liberal candidate for Chisholm, Julia Banks, State Member Burwood, Graham Watt MP and Mayor of Whitehorse, Cr Philip Daw, before addressing management and employees of Asaleo.

Kew Rovers Annual Presidents' Breakfast

It was "Game On" at the Kew Rovers Annual President's Breakfast 2016 this morning.  A strong team comprising Collingwood footy legends Brian Taylor and Peter Daicos, with another legend, ex-Tiger and great Tony Free as Master of Ceremonies was a winning combination. President Anthony Kift and his committee hosted a wonderful event, continuing the annual tradition with a fabulous morning's entertainment and tales from one of footy's greatest eras.  Tim Smith, State Member for Kew and I agreed the breakfast was a great way to kick off the day!

Aged Care Forum at Hedley Sutton

Senior Kooyong residents of Baptcare's Hedley Sutton posed many thoughtful questions to Josh at the Aged Care Forum held last week where the Labor and Green candidates were also present. Josh was delighted to address such an engaged group of residents. Issues raised included Coalition policy for services to enable older people to remain in their own homes for longer, the Budget allocation of $10.6 billion in aged care this year, and the valuable contribution of aged care workers. Residents were interested to understand the benefits to their age group of the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund, which will provide a sustainable source of funding for vital medical research over the medium to longer term for diseases like Alzheimer's.  

Visit to Kalgoorlie, Collie, Derby and Broome in Western Australia

On 23 May 2016, I was delighted to visit Kalgoorlie and Collie with Rick Wilson MP, Member for O’Connor. After an interview on ABC Goldfields with Bec Curtin, we had a meeting with the Goldfields Chamber of Minerals and Energy to discuss the significance of the resources sector to this important mining region. We then visited Newland Associates, who use advanced technology to develop world-leading mining equipment that is exported to global markets. We then travelled to Collie on the edge of Rick’s electorate, where we discussed local opportunities with the Collie Council, and met with resources stakeholders to talk about the impact of the coal sector on the local economy. 
On 24 May 2016, I travelled further north to visit Derby and Broome with Melissa Price MP, Member for Durack. We first met with the Shire of Derby, including Shire President Elsia Archer, to discuss local priorities, tourism and the Defence White Paper’s announced upgrades to RAAF Base Curtin in Derby. We toured the Derby Wharf, before being hosted for lunch by the Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation. We travelled back to Broome, where we met with local business leaders and tourism operators to discuss the opportunities for developing Broome and the West Kimberley, with a focus on the important tourism sector. We also had a productive meeting with the Shire of Broome about the Government’s northern Australia agenda and options to bring more tourists to Broome.

At Newland Associates with Rick Wilson MP in Kalgoorlie, WA.

Meeting with the Collie Council in Collie, WA.

A warm welcome in Derby from Elsia Archer, President of the Shire of Derby, with Melissa Price MP.

Meeting with tourism stakeholders with Melissa Price MP in Broome, WA.

Meeting with the Shire of Broome and Melissa Price MP in Broome, WA.

Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival

The Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival celebrates Jewish writers and writers writing on Jewish themes. More than 70 Australian and international guests, including Jami Attenberg, Elana Sztokman, Alan Gold and Chief Scientist Alan Finkel are exploring a range of genres and subjects in the 2016 festival. The participating writers examine questions of faith, humanity and morality. I launched the festival at its opening night on 21 May, alongside readings by seven festival writers and a performance by Lior.

Address to the Energy Networks Conference

On 20 May 2016 I spent the day in Adelaide highlighting the Turnbull Government’s plan for an innovative energy sector at the Energy Networks Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre. In my speech I announced that the Government has asked the CSIRO to develop a low emissions technology roadmap that will highlight areas of potential growth in Australia’s clean technology sector, map the development of new emissions reduction technologies, and identify opportunities to be part of future global energy supply chains. I spent the morning with the Liberal candidate for Adelaide, David Colvic, before joining the Liberal Candidate for Boothby, Nicolle Flint in a visit to a great family-run earth business with projects around the country. I also joined the energetic Member for Hindmarsh, Matt Williams as we met with locals to talk about the Turnbull Governments strong economic plan for jobs and growth.

The Australian Competitive Advantage Forum

On 19 May, I spoke on a panel at The Australian's Competitive Advantage Forum in Sydney. The panel included the Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird, Citigroup Australia Chair, Sam Mostyn, ANZ Chairman, David Gonski, and moderator John Durie from The Australian. 

The forum was designed to bring government and business leaders together to discuss what Australia needs to do to maximise its competitive advantage, particularly in engaging with Asia. 

I used the opportunity to emphasis that one of Australia's biggest strengths is our focus on innovation. Notably, the resources sector is at the forefront, particularly with its use of automated equipment. I also reiterated the Government's welcoming approach to foreign investment, which remains integral to our economic development. 

I'm pictured here with the forum's panellists and moderator

Visit to Seaford and Langwarrin with Chris Crewther, Liberal Candidate for Dunkley

On 16 May 2016, I visited Seaford and Langwarrin with Chris Crewther, the Liberal Candidate for Dunkley. Chris took me to Nutech Paints, Australia’s largest supplier of premium roof coatings, where we were joined by the retiring member, the Hon Bruce Billson MP, and spoke about the 2016-17 Budget and opportunities for small businesses in the industry. We also visited Harfin Fly Reels, an innovative small business in Dunkley that manufactures high quality fishing reels for domestic use and export. It was also terrific to do street walks with Chris in Seaford and Langwarrin and meet locals at many small businesses in the area. I am pictured below with Chris at Nutech, Harfin and in Seaford.


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