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The Tax Institute National Superannuation Conference 2015

On 21 August, I delivered a speech titled, ‘The Future of Super’, to The Tax Institute’s National Superannuation Conference in Sydney. In my speech, I noted the important role superannuation plays in the Australian economy, and outlined the Government’s priorities in the tax and superannuation space. 

Fintona Girls' School - Year 10 Politics Class

On Wednesday 19 August, I had the pleasure of welcoming our future female leaders to my office at Parliament House. The Year 10 Politics class from Fintona Girls’ School, an independent girls’ day school in my electorate of Kooyong, had a series of insightful questions about foreign and domestic policy and the operation of government.

Muradel visits Parliament House for ARENA Showcase

Another wonderful example of innovation in Kooyong – Muradel, based in Kew East, is manufacturing advanced and sustainable biofuels using algae, biosolids and organic waste streams. It was a pleasure to meet with Dr David Lewis and Tania Gardner who showcased their next generation technology at Parliament House during the week. 

ACCI Inaugural Business Leaders' Summit

On 17 August, I joined a panel discussion at the inaugural Business Leaders' Summit hosted by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in Canberra. Before taking questions from the audience, the panel discussed options for achieving sustainable economic growth and the domestic and international challenges facing  Australia. I was joined on the panel by Kate Carnell AO, CEO of ACCI, Kevin McCann AM, Chairman of the Macquarie Group, and Dr Sally Auld, Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income & FX Strategy at JP Morgan. I am pictured below speaking on the panel.

Later in the day, I addressed the Summit's Reception at Parliament House, Canberra, officially representing the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP. Following the Leader of the Opposition and Maile Carnegie, Managing Director of Google Australia and New Zealand, I spoke on the Government's reform priorities, the need for bipartisan commitment to important reforms to strengthen our economy and the strong contribution ACCI makes to public debate in Australia. I am pictured below addressing the reception.

Surrey Hills Men's Probus Club

On 7 August 2015, I was delighted to speak to 100 members of the Men’s Probus Club of Surrey Hills. The club offers valuable opportunities for active retirees and semi-retirees living in the area to socialise, advance healthy living, and further shared intellectual and cultural interests. I was pleased to speak to club members about the economy, Australian foreign policy, and national security.

U3A Hawthorn

On 5 August 2015, I enjoyed discussing the Australian economy and national security with members of the University of the Third Age Hawthorn. I spoke about the state of the global economy and the potential impact it may have on the Australian economy, as well as the rich economic prospects and opportunities available to us within our region. The forum was a great opportunity to hear from U3A members and answer questions across a range of issues including Australia’s energy future, fiscal policy and national security. U3A in Hawthorn is celebrating its 30th year in operation, providing courses and lectures to eager retirees, and is always seeking more volunteers. I am pictured here at the lectern.


Boroondara Business Breakfast

On Friday 31 July I was delighted to address 120 local business and community figures at the Boroondara Business Breakfast held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. I spoke about the global economy, and the Government’s action on free trade, creating jobs, cutting red tape, and our significant support in the federal Budget for families and for Australia’s two million small businesses. The breakfast was hosted by the City of Boroondara and Mayor Coral Ross.

European Australian Business Council (EABC) Boardroom Lunch

On 30 July 2015, I was pleased to address the European Australian Business Council (EABC) Boardroom Lunch in Melbourne. I spoke about the international economic climate and its impact on Australia’s economic position, in addition to discussing Australia’s domestic political landscape. The lunch was a terrific opportunity to hear from attendees on a range of important international and domestic issues. I am pictured here speaking at the luncheon.

CCH Heads of Tax Roundtable in Sydney

On 29 July 2015 I was delighted to discuss tax reform at the CCH Heads of Tax Roundtable in Sydney.  Hosted by CCH / Wolters Kluwer, during the roundtable I discussed current economic conditions, the Government's tax reform process now under way, and progress with the Budget announcements on multinational tax avoidance and GST on intangible  supplies. As well there was discussion of the Government's legislative achievements including the thin capitalisation changes and finalising the investment manager regime and updating the offshore banking unit legislation, both part of the Johnson Report agenda. I am pictured here with Russell Evans, CEO, Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific and Michele de Niese, CEO, Corporate Tax Association.

Talking Small Business in the electorate of Mayo

On Monday 27 July I visited the electorate of Mayo in South Australia with the Hon Jamie Briggs MP to talk about the economy and financial services. We visited a number of local small businesses in his electorate including Pak-Rite which produces industrial packaging and Harris Smokehouse, a fourth generation family seafood business. We also attended a boardroom lunch where I spoke about Government initiatives in the area of tax reform and financial services. We then travelled to McLaren Vale where we dropped into the Yangarra and Serafino Wineries and then attended a roundtable with a group of winemakers at d'Arenberg Winery to discuss the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) rebate which is being considered as part of the Tax White Paper process. This visit was a unique opportunity for me to meet face to face with small businesses in this vibrant local community.


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