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2015 Kooyong Student Prize

On 9 December, I presented this year’s Kooyong Student Prize to a selection of bright young minds from my electorate in front of a packed crowd at MCC Kew Sports Club. The Kooyong Student Prize is awarded to two students from schools in the electorate, nominated by their principals, for consistently displaying a remarkable combination of academic excellence, leadership and community engagement.

Nearly 300 guests, including family and friends, gathered to celebrate each student's successes. I presented each student with a medal, lapel pin, and certificate to mark their achievement.

We are fortunate in Kooyong to be home to some of the best government and non-government schools in Australia and over 30,000 students. The Prize is a special opportunity to recognise the unique contribution students make – without which we would not have such a rich and vibrant local community.

I am pictured here with some of Kooyong’s young leaders.


COAG Energy Council Meeting

On 4 December I chaired the fourth meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council in Canberra. The Council heard from more than 60 stakeholders before deliberating on measures to improve the sustainability, adaptability and resilience of Australia’s energy markets to respond to changes in the environmental and technological landscape.

Among its considerations, the Energy Council released a Gas Supply Strategy to harmonise collaborative efforts between jurisdictions on scientific and regulatory issues associated with onshore gas. The Strategy will be augmented by a range of other measures, including the release of an annual Unconventional Gas Activities Report, developed by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association to provide clear and accurate industry data across states and territories.

The Council also adopted the National Energy Productivity Plan, which emphasises measures across areas of energy efficiency and market reform to meet Australia’s emissions reduction targets, while at the same time empowering consumers to manage their energy costs. A focus on emerging technologies also aimed to identify tools to allow consumers to better manage their energy usage and costs.  

You can read the meeting Communiqué here.





Hannukah on the Hill

On 1 December, along with my Parliamentary colleagues Michael Danby and Mark Dreyfus, it was a pleasure to welcome MPs and Senators from both sides of the House as well as members of the ACT Jewish community as we lit the Menorah and celebrated Chanukah at Parliament House for the first time since 1988. Long may this tradition continue, and long may light triumph over darkness.


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The Northern Regional Development Australia (RDA) Alliance

On 24 November 2015, I had a productive meeting with representatives of The Northern Regional Development Australia (RDA) Alliance. The Northern RDA Alliance plays an important role in driving economic growth across northern Australia, and in supporting the Government’s plan to unlock the potential of northern Australia. I am pictured here with the Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry MP, and the Member for Durack, Melissa Price, at a function hosted by Senator Ian Macdonald for leaders of the Alliance.


2015 Kooyong Giving Tree

Delighted to launch the 2015 Kooyong Giving Tree appeal with this year’s proceeds once again going to Servants Community Housing in Hawthorn and Kew. The Kooyong Giving Tree has raised in excess of $10,000 in cash and gift cards and in-kind donations. Please support this local worthwhile initiative by donating money (cheque only), gift vouchers and non-perishable food items as well as essentials such as new men's clothing, blankets and bedding, and toiletries. Donations to Servants Community Housing are tax deductible and cheques should be made out to 2015 Kooyong Giving Tree – Servants Community Housing. Donations should be left at my electorate office at 695 Burke Road, Camberwell 3124.



Institute of Management Consultants National Conference

On 14 November I delivered the keynote address to the Institute of Management Consultants National Conference.  I emphasised that while the Australian economy remains strong, with exciting prospects from the expanding Asian middle class, we still must continue the economic reform agenda. That is why the Government is focusing on issues like tax reform, deregulation and infrastructure spending. We are also building on our traditional strengths of resources, energy, agriculture and tourism by finalising a number of free trade agreements to grow their export markets.


International Mining and Resources Conference

On 13 November, I spoke at the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne at which more than 2500 attendees from over 40 countries  participated.  I spoke about the Australian Government’s priorities for the resources sector, including the opportunity to build on the successes of Australia’s mining equipment, technology and services industry.  The Australian mining sector is at the forefront of global innovation, with 60 per cent of the world’s mining-related software written in Australia. You can read my full speech here.

Addressing the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne


National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority Board

I had a very constructive meeting with the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) on 13th November.  NOPSEMA is the statutory agency responsible for the health, safety, structural integrity and environmental management of offshore petroleum facilities in Commonwealth waters.  I thanked them for their contribution to managing safety, integrity and environmental risks in the offshore petroleum sector.


Meeting with the NOPSEMA Board at my Canberra office


Epilepsy Foundation Lunch

I was the guest speaker at a lunch hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation on 13 November. Many Australians live with epilepsy. Groups like the Epilepsy Foundation help improve their quality of life by promoting awareness. The Epilepsy Foundation through a range of activities including advice, education and training strive to bring epilepsy into the light. I am pictured here with Joe Azoulay, Epilepsy Foundation Board member, Graeme Shears, CEO Epilepsy Foundation and Professor Mark Cook, Chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation Board.


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Bialik College visits Parliament House

On Wednesday 11 November, I had a ball catching up with students from Bialik College during their visit to Parliament House. Just prior to their tour of Parliament, Bialik was fortunate enough to be selected as the school to lay a wreath at the War Memorial as part of the Remembrance Day ceremony, which was attended by many distiniguished guests including Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prime Minister. As a Bialik graduate myself, it was great to see so many familiar faces of the kids whose parents I went to school with!



 

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