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Kooyong Social Services Forum

Today the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Scott Morrison joined me at the Kooyong Social Services forum in Camberwell where local residents and representatives from community organisations came together to discuss issues of importance to them such as mental health, domestic violence,  NDIS, aged care, childcare and pensions.  I was delighted to host the forum which provides me with the opportunity to hear first hand the concerns of constituents.  This enables me to better represent the concerns of the local community in Parliament.  






Visit to Japan and Korea to promote Australia’s financial services sector

In June this year, I visited Japan and South Korea to promote Australia’s financial services sector alongside a delegation of Australia’s leading financial services providers, led by the Financial Services Council.

As part of the visit, I participated in a range of high-level discussions with key government and business representatives about Australia’s financial services sector, and in particular, the implementation of the Asia Region Funds Passport. 


I’m pictured here with members of the financial services delegation.

The trip was a valuable opportunity to promote the strengths and capabilities of Australia’s financial services sector, which has $2.6 trillion in total funds under management. However, only around 3.5 per cent of that figure is managed on behalf of foreign investors, which provides a great opportunity for the sector to grow. This opportunity is magnified by the fact that more than an estimated three billion people will be in Asia’s middle class by 2030, and will have an enormous demand for sophisticated financial services.


I’m pictured here with Japan’s State Minister for Finance, Isshu Sugawara.

Alongside the signing of free trade agreements with both Japan and South Korea, the Government is also focused on pursuing these opportunities through the creation of the Asia Region Funds Passport, which will create a regional market for managed investment funds by reducing regulatory barriers and creating a standard set of rule for funds managers.


I’m pictured here with Chairman of the Korea Financial Investment Association, Young-Key Hwang and Chairman of the Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea, Mr John Walker AM. 

While in South Korea, I also had the opportunity to visit the Korean Demilitarised Zone, a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula, which serves as a buffer zone between the North and South. The Zone lies just one hour from the capital of South Korea, Seoul.

I’m pictured here at the Korean Demilitarised Zone while a North Korean soldier watches on. 


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The Inaugural Federal Interfaith Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast

On 17 June, I was honoured to attend the inaugural Federal Interfaith Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Australian Catholic University at Old Parliament House, Canberra. The breakfast was a terrific opportunity to speak with faith leaders, and in turn to provide those leaders with the opportunity to interact with federal parliamentarians. I am pictured here speaking with the Hon John Fahey AC, former premier of New South Wales and Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University, and His Grace Bishop Daniel of the Coptic Orthodox Church Diocese of Sydney.


Financial Services Council BT Parliamentary Function

On 16 June, I attended the Financial Services Council BT Parliamentary Function at Parliament House, Canberra, and spoke with guests about the future of Australia's financial services sector. The Financial Services Council (FSC) is the peak body representing the financial services sector in Australia, and continues to be a strong contributor to the policy debate around economic and financial services reform. I am pictured here with Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer, Sally Loane, CEO of the FSC, Melinda Howes, General Manager of Superannuation at BT Financial Group, and Greg Cooper, Chairman of the FSC.


Anglicare Australia CEO Forum

On 16 June, I was delighted to represent the Prime Minister and the Treasurer at the Anglicare Australia CEO Forum at Parliament House, Canberra. I addressed the Forum and took a range of questions on a wide array of policy areas from members. Anglicare Australia is a peak representative body made up of 41 Anglicare agencies from their communities across Australia, between them providing services to one-in-forty Australians. The CEO Forum is held by Anglicare in Canberra in June each year, where members have the opportunity to meet and speak with ministers and Members of Parliament. I am pictured here with members after our meeting.


Local Sporting Champions Afternoon Tea

Congratulations to the exceptional group of Local Sporting Champions grant recipients who joined me for afternoon tea today in Kooyong. With representatives from a wide array of sports, including softball, rugby, indoor cricket, canoeing, rowing, basketball and badminton, it is fantastic to see that the sporting culture is alive and well in Kooyong. Also a reminder that applications are open to eligible sportspeople between 12 and 18 who are looking for some assistance in meeting the costs associated with participation in national sporting competitions. More information about the Local Sporting Champions grant program can be found here.


Visit to Jayco with Brett Whiteley MP

It was great to spend some time at the Jayco manufacturing facility in Dandenong today with the company chairman Gerry Ryan OAM, the Federal Member for Lyons, Brett Whiteley,  and representatives from the caravan and recreational vehicle industry. Jayco is an Australian success story, established in 1975 and now employing over 1,000 people and building more than 10,000 vehicles a year. It is part of a dynamic growing recreational vehicle industry in Australia, with most of the manufacturing of camper trailers, caravans and RVs occurring here in Victoria. More Australians are taking to the open road in high quality Australian-made vehicles, supporting local manufacturers and providing a boost to regional economies as they explore the great wide open.



Q&A

Last night I joined the Q&A panel to discuss a range of topics including citizenship, crime prevention, gay marriage and tax reform. We had an energetic debate on these and many other issues that are important not just to people in the audience but to all Australians in an open and constructive way.  I am pictured with fellow panellists Miriam Lyons, Co-author of Governomics; Jack Charles, Indigenous elder, actor and activist; Judith Sloan, Businesswoman, Academic and Columnist and Anthony Albanese, Shadow Infrastructure Minister. 


Opening of Sprinnt Camberwell

I was delighted to visit Sprinnt today, a new indoor cycling studio in Camberwell. Under the expert guidance of small business owners Yossi and Ilana Hayoon, I took a spin class to experience first hand the facilities that are available from this new fitness studio. Maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle is a great way to get the most out of life - and cycling is just one of the ways that this can be achieved.


OSCA Annual Dinner

On Friday 29 May I capped off a busy parliamentary week by attending the annual Old Scotch Collegians Association (OSCA) dinner at Leonda in Hawthorn.  This year's dinner celebrated Scotch College's centenary of service to nation and school and the special guest speaker was Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.  I am pictured at the dinner with Kyle Wightman, the Prime Minister and OSCA President, Jonathan Buckley.


 

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