Mon, 16 Dec 2019
This is always a great time of year - with the chance to attend end-of-year school presentations and witness the wonderful achievements of students throughout the year.
It was a privilege to attend the Holy Family Catholic Primary School Lindfield Year 6 Graduation Mass, the Turramurra High School Presentation Evening and the Killara Public School Presentation Evening. Congratulations to James Wilkinson from Turramurra High, for receiving the Bradfield Prize for Citizenship.
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
On 5 December 2009, I was first elected to the Parliament of Australia as the Member for Bradfield.
Ten years on, I say to the people of Bradfield: thank you for your support and encouragement over five elections and ten years. It is an extraordinary privilege to serve you in our national Parliament. In ten years as an MP - including over six years as a parliamentary secretary or a Minister - I have been fortunate to work on some significant issues and with some remarkable people.
Thank you for placing your trust in me as your representative.
I will do my best to continue to serve you.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019
At Asquith Girls High for 60th anniversary celebrations - with principal Elizabeth Amvrazis & other staff & senior students Narisa & Isabella in front of the mural painted by students under guidance of professional artist Austin Nitsua to mark 60 years.
Mon, 11 Nov 2019
I joined members of the local community at the new Blair Wark VC Community Centre to commemorate Remembrance Day and recognise the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women serving Australia in armed conflict. Lest we forget.
Sun, 27 Oct 2019
For Graffiti Removal Day, I joined a group of dedicated volunteers in beautifying our wonderful electorate. We put on our overalls and grabbed our paintbrushes to work on covering over graffiti along the train line in Wahroonga.
I am pleased to say that we were able to cover a significant amount of graffiti, to aid in keeping Bradfield the scenic and well-kept area that we all enjoy. Many thanks to Rotary for planning this fantastic initiative.
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
I visited the Active Seniors Health Centre in Gordon to raise awareness for #GetOnlineWeek. Run by Good Things Foundation Australia and supported by NBN Co, this is an initiative aimed at improving people’s digital skills and confidence online.
It is great to see our seniors keeping up to speed with the rapidly evolving Australian digital landscape. The Active Seniors Health Centre is doing its part in promoting digital literacy, holding its own Get Online Week workshop and joining 1,000 registered events nation-wide.
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
I held one of my regular community meetings, this time at St Ives Community Hall. Lots of interesting questions and comments were raised, particularly on the government’s work on population policy. The government plans to build on its record $75 billion investment in infrastructure, aiming to relieve the pressure from Australia’s capital cities.
Sun, 29 Sep 2019
I joined a group of passionate women and men in supporting breast cancer research over a community breakfast in Lindfield. With one in eight women in Australia diagnosed with breast cancer each year, it is vital to have strong support networks in place.
Members of the community banded together to raise money. Many won fantastic prizes in the raffle, with all proceeds going towards #PinkRibbon.
Fri, 27 Sep 2019
It was a pleasure to open Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community College’s 12th Annual Art Exhibition. Works on display included sketches, paintings, watercolours, pottery, ceramics and for the first time, photography.
HKCC has been going since 1925 – and is still going strong today, providing a broad range of vocational and recreational classes to the wider community. The standard of work on display at the exhibition was world class, and I look forward to seeing what their students produce next year.
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
Mental Health is a big priority for the Morrison Government – and for me. So I was pleased to drop in to a breakfast at LifeLine in Gordon where the Lifeline team briefed local community leaders on their many wonderful services.
The particular focus of the briefing was the comprehensive support available for people with gambling problems, including those who get into financial difficulty as a result of the increasingly pervasive online gambling services.
If you or someone you know needs help – Lifeline is there, on 13 11 14 or at www.lifeline.org.au.
Sun, 15 Sep 2019
It was great to join the celebrations for Marian Street Theatre for Young People's 50th Birthday at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. Guests were treated to excerpts of Nelly the Very Curious Elephant and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by some of Bradfield's finest young talent. Congratulations to the Theatre for 50 years of nurturing the talents of young performers and encouraging them to be passionate about the arts.
Sat, 31 Aug 2019
I dropped into the Ku-ring-gai Netball Association Finals at the Canoon Road Courts in South Turramurra - along with my state colleagues Alister Henskens & Matt Kean, and we caught up with KNA patron Brenda Williams. It was great to see the high standard of play from the talented young women on the courts.