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Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
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Scotch College at Parliament House

On Wednesday 2 March, I hosted a group of 80 Year 6 students from Scotch College during their visit to Parliament House. Australia has a long tradition of students experiencing our government and democracy in Canberra. During their visit to the national capital, students will visit the War Memorial, the Australian Institute of Sport, the National Gallery, Questacon and Government House and other significant sites.

Meeting with the German-Australia-New Zealand Parliamentary Friendship Group

On 2 March 2016, I was delighted to meet with a delegation of German parliamentarians in my office at Parliament House, Canberra. The delegation included a selection of members of the German Bundestag who are part of the German-Australian-New Zealand Parliamentary Friendship Group, including delegation leader Volkmar Klein MbP, Rainer Spiering MbP, Cornelia Mohring MbP, Anja Hajduk MbP and His Excellency Dr Christopher Muller, German Ambassador to Australia. We discussed a range of issues including Australia’s energy priorities in a domestic and global context, and the German-Australia trade relationship. I am pictured here in my office with the delegation.

Camberwell Primary School Visits Canberra

On Wednesday 2 March, I met a group of 49 Year 6 students visiting Canberra from Camberwell Primary School in Kooyong. Nearly two million students have participated in Parliament’s school programs since 1988. The Camberwell Primary School students participated in the parliamentary role play education program and then took a tour of Parliament House but not before I met with them to discuss the various levels of government and responsibilities - which will hopefully be helpful with their current school project. Our informal session is capped off with questions from the students and I am always delighted with the interesting questions they ask me!

Hartwell Primary School Visits Canberra

On Tuesday 1 March, I enjoyed meeting 80 Year 6 students from Hartwell Primary School in Kooyong during their trip to Canberra. 100,000 students visit Parliament each year. The Hartwell students visited the War Memorial and Questacon and during their visit to Parliament House we enjoyed an informative question and answer session which demonstrated the students strong knowledge of the political system. Students ended their Parliament House tour by participating in the parliamentary role play program. 

Alia College Students Visit Canberra

On Tuesday 1 March, I met a group of Year 11 and 12 students from Alia College in Hawthorn East in Kooyong during their visit to Canberra. Thousands of Kooyong’s 30,000 school students experience Canberra and Parliament each year, visiting Old Parliament House, the War Memorial and Questacon.  The Alia College students and teachers, who had lunch with me, also enjoyed a tour of Parliament House and attended Question Time.

National Stroke Foundation in Canberra

Today I met with constituent Dawn Oldham and delegates from the Stroke Foundation to discuss the impacts of stroke, one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. Research shows that stroke affects someone every  10 minutes and that 1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. I am pictured here with Professor James A Angus AO, Neville Kerr, Dawn Oldham and Libby Dunstan.

Balwyn Probus visits Parliament House

Today I was delighted to host a group from Balwyn Probus in Kooyong on their visit to Canberra.  The group visited the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, attended Question Time in the House of Representatives and then went on a guided tour of Parliament. Probus presents exciting opportunities for senior Australians. I met with the group after Question Time to discuss their day in Parliament House which is part of a week-long trip to Canberra. In a true example of bipartisanship, here I am pictured with the group in front of the official Prime Ministerial portraits of Paul Keating and John Howard.

Extension of the Eastern Gas Pipeline

On 29th February I was delighted to officially open Jemena’s $150 million Eastern Gas Pipeline (EGP) expansion with the New South Wales Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP. This expansion   will increase the pipeline’s capacity by around 20 per cent, enabling it to carry an additional 22 petajoules a year, which is enough to supply around one million homes with gas. I am pictured here with Minister Roberts and representatives from Jemena at the new midline compressor station in Michelago, NSW, which will help secure reliable transportation of gas through NSW and the ACT.

Address to the Brookings Institute in Washington DC

On 26 February, I gave an address to the Brookings Institute in Washington DC titled ‘Australia’s world leading energy and resources sector: Riding the waves of volatility and embracing a post-COP21 world’. In addition to detailing the key strengths of these important sectors, I highlighted that effective action on climate change should not be considered mutually exclusive to Australia’s dominant position in global energy and resources markets. In particular, I noted that new technologies, such as home batteries, carbon capture and storage, and High-Efficiency Low-Emission coal-fired power plants, bring enormous opportunities to align energy and climate policy to enable the world to balance the need to create economic and social change, such as providing electricity to millions of people for the first time, while meeting our climate change commitments. A copy of my speech can be seen here

I'm pictured here giving my address

I’m pictured here participating in a question and answer session with Brookings senior fellow, Dr Joshua P Meltzer

Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Programme is now open

Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Programme is now open. The Programme seeks to deliver social benefits through funding small capital projects, which improve local community participation and cohesion. Under the Programme, the Commonwealth Government has allocated $150,000 to each federal electorate in support of local projects.
Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 are available for projects within the electorate of Kooyong.  Projects must be undertaken by eligible organisations and matched by contributions on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis, either in cash or in-kind.
Applying for a Kooyong Stronger Communities Grant is a two-step process. Eligible applicants should first complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form to be considered by the Kooyong Consultative Committee. 

Successful EOI applications will then be invited to make a formal submission to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development by 29 April 2016. 
Expressions of interest from local community organisations must be submitted by 15 April 2016. If your organisation’s application was unsuccessful with in Round 1 – you may submit an application in Round 2 providing that your application meets the Programme’s eligibility criteria.

Further information about the Stronger Communities Programme, including guidelines and eligibility criteria, can be found here. Please feel free to pass this information on to community organisations in the Kooyong area. 

If you have any queries about the Stronger Communities Programme, please contact my office on 03 9882 3677.


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