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.
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.