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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. 


Visit to Belmore School

On 14 December, I visited Belmore School to present hardworking students with their curriculum awards. Located in Balwyn, Belmore couples dedicated teaching with a range of therapies to help special needs students achieve their very best.

It was amazing to hear just some of the students' stories. They give it their all and their efforts are rewarded in front of family and friends. And Belmore's professional staff play a great supporting role. Congratulations to this year's prize winners!


Visit to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

I visited the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) on 11 December to inspect the low and intermediate level radioactive waste that is being stored there on an interim basis. I was joined by local member Craig Kelly MP, and the Hon John Cobb MP whose electorate of Calare is home to one of the six sites which have been voluntarily nominated to host a national storage facility. It was fantastic to meet with ANSTO CEO Dr Adi Paterson and his team to learn about the important research and potentially lifesaving nuclear medicine that is developed at the facility.


Inspecting intermediate level radioactive waste which has recently returned from France


Touring the low level radioactive waste storage facilities


Northern Australia Strategic Partnership meeting

On 11 December, I participated in the fourth meeting of the Northern Australia Strategic Partnership with the Prime Minister and the leaders of northern jurisdictions to discuss our shared goal of developing northern Australia. This was the first Partnership meeting since the release in June this year of the Australian Government's Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia. I provided the meeting with an update on our progress in implementing the 50 policy measures, across 15 Commonwealth agencies, announced in the White Paper. We will continue to work together, across political parties and across all levels of government, to achieve our long term goal of unlocking the huge economic potential of Australia's north. This work will benefit all Australians because a stronger north means a stronger Australia.



Visit to Swinburne Uni with Wyatt Roy

On December 10, I had the pleasure of visiting Swinburne University in Hawthorn and Vice-Chancellor Professor Linda Kristjanson with Assistant Minister for Innovation, the Hon Wyatt Roy MP. We were introduced to a sample of the exciting research being undertaken by researchers right in the heart of my electorate. 

 

Professor Kristjanson led us on a tour of Swinburne’s Factory of the Future, where 3D design techniques and printing are being developed and refined. Institutions like Swinburne are at the forefront of Australia’s ideas boom. The Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda backs Australians and invests in Australian ideas so, together, we can grasp the opportunities of the future.



Touring Swinburne's 3D design lab with Wyatt and Linda.


Checking out some of the intricate products from Swinburne's 3D printers.

 

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