Tue, 28 Jul 2020
I had the privilege of presiding over a virtual citizenship ceremony to officially confer Australian citizenship to some new constituents in Bradfield.
Well done to our new citizens on making this important decision.
Mon, 13 Jul 2020
Congratulations to a talented constituent of mine, Paul Goodwin, who has written The Last Navigator - a fascinating biography of his father who served at senior levels in RAF bomber command and later at Qantas.
The story is a testament to Gordon Goodwin’s career in the skies, and a must read for those interested in Australia’s aviation history
Sat, 11 Jul 2020
I was honoured to preside over Bradfield’s first online citizenship ceremony.
COVID-19 has changed the way that we conduct such formalities, but thanks to teleconferencing, the Shih family are now officially Australian citizens. Congratulations!
Mon, 22 Jun 2020
I joined Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo) and Premier Gladys Berejiklian in the first end to end drive through of NorthConnex, the 9 kilometre freeway standard tunnel running from the M1 at Wahroonga to the M2 at Pennant Hills.
NorthConnex is a joint initiative of the Morrison and Berejiklian Governments, funded with a $412.3 million and $577.3 million commitment respectively.
When NorthConnex opens – likely in two to three months – it will see 5,000 trucks and buses redirected off key arterial roads in the area, reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.
Thu, 18 Jun 2020
I spoke in Parliament to congratulate the eleven recipients of honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List who reside in my electorate of Bradfield.
My constituents are a diverse and distinguished group of Australians - and it is pleasing to see eleven of them appropriately recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Watch my speech here.
Sun, 17 May 2020
I visited Pymble Golf Club where President Frank Woods and General Manager Jason Atkins briefed me on their work to care for Cowan Creek (which runs through the golf course and into Ku-ring-gai National Park) and their plans to become self-reliant for water through the use of bore water combined with a new desalination plant.
The course is beautiful – and the environmental custodianship carried out by Pymble Golf Club is impressive.
Fri, 08 May 2020
Are you looking to get a test for COVID-19 on the Upper North Shore? Now you can go to the newly established Roseville Respiratory Clinic. I went to have a look, and spoke with local GP Dr Navaz Hiramanek who is operating the clinic, as well as the CEO of Sydney North Health Network, Lynelle Hales.
100 of these clinics are being established Australia-wide under a $206 million federal government funded program. You can have a test here no matter how mild your symptoms.
Fri, 13 Mar 2020
I caught up with Geoff and Penny at Northside Radio to discuss the rollout of the NBN and the difference between Cyber Safety and Cyber Security. Great to be supporting community radio in my electorate of Bradfield!
Fri, 13 Mar 2020
Great to visit Wahroonga Public School to see their new shade sail, partially funded by the Local Schools Community Fund.
The grant supports small capital projects within schools - this one providing a shady space for kindergarteners to play.
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.