Paul in Bradfield


Fernbank Visit

I attended afternoon tea with the residents at Fernbank retirement village in St Ives, where we had a lively discussion covering issues such as population and immigration and the economy.  I also told the residents about some of my work as Minister for Families and Social Services, such as the cashless debit card trial. 


Visit to Roseville College

I spoke to the Year 6 students at Roseville College who had recently returned from their trip to Canberra, including Parliament House. I was impressed with the girls’ level of understanding of Australia’s  democracy, the role of political parties, Ministers, the House of Representatives and Senate.


St Ives Cricket Club Open Day

I attended the St Ives Junior Cricket Club Open Day to mark the start of the much-anticipated cricket season. Thanks to Club President Mahesh Malalage, Vice President Mark Hilton and Operations Manager Katherine Stevenson for your hospitality. It was great to see the girls showing off their skills, as well as the charitable and environmental causes championed by the Club. Good luck to all players for a successful and enjoyable season.


2018 Lions Community Awards Night

I attended the 2018 Lions Club of Ku-ring-gai Community Awards at Pymble Golf Club. Congratulations not only to Club President Harold Zev and his team for another great annual awards night, but to the winners on the night, to whom I had the privilege of awarding their medal and certificate.


Well done to the 2018 winners:

Anne Matheson  - ADHD Parent Support Group 

Steve Drakoulas  - Autism Community Network

Susan Smart  - Ku-ring-gai Arts Society

Walter Knowles -  Bushcare

Loraine Unicomb  - Ku-ring-gai Netball Association

Tiffany Hutcheson  (representing her mother Pauline ) - Eryldene House


KNA Grand Finals

I presented the Under 10s and 11s grand final winners and runners up their trophies at the Ku-ring-gai Netball Associations’ grand final morning at Canoon Road netball courts. Well done to all players, coaches, managers and parents for your enthusiasm, dedication and sportsmanship. Thanks to KNA Patron Brenda Williams, KNA President Jo-Anne Perry and all the volunteers for all your efforts over the season, and on the (albeit rainy) Grand Final day.


Dementia Community Forum

Hosted by the Rotary Club of St Ives, I attended and addressed a Dementia Community Forum, where I spoke about my own family’s experience when my dad had dementia. Congratulations to dementia champion, Mr Tim England, and all the panellists in making the evening at Canisius House in Pymble such a positive first step in achieving your goal of providing better support to families in our area facing the challenge of a family member living with dementia.


Women’s San Run for Life Fun Run

I had the opportunity to present a prize to Anna Heath, winner of the Women’s 10 km San Run for Life Fun Run. Congratulations Anna & all who ran in this great community event in Wahroonga supporting the work of the Sydney Adventist Hospital.


Learning Journey at St Ives High School

I attended the annual Learning Journey at St Ives High School, where I was part of a panel that engaged with individual Year 9 students who reflected on their own strengths and weaknesses, distilling their approach to learning in order to build on their strengths for the future. Well done to Claire Cartwright, Head of Social Science, and her team for an innovative and engaging approach to learning.


Australian Shareholders Association Meeting

I visited the Australian Shareholders Association local North Shore group meeting at Killara Uniting 5Ways where I spoke about Labor’s unfair tax grab that would affect self-funded retirees franking credits if Labor is elected. I also spoke about the jobs that will be generated by the investment in Western Sydney Airport, when it opens in 2026. Thanks to Group Convenor Wayne Parry for welcoming me to speak at your monthly meeting.


Speaking to St Ives North Public School students in Parliament House

I spoke with students of St Ives North Public School during their visit to Parliament House in Canberra.


Beaumont Road Public School visits Parliament House

I spoke with students from Beaumont Road Public School during their recent visit to Parliament House.


Visit to West Pymble Public School

I attended West Pymble Public to talk to the Year 6 students about our democracy and system of government, and was impressed with the knowledge and enthusiasm of the students, who have just returned from a trip to Canberra. Thanks to Bronwyn Wilson and her dedicated team of teachers.