Addressing the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet Staff


I was delighted to address the staff working in PM&C to thank them for all their hard work.
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Kiama Men's Probus Choir


It was great to hear the outstanding Kiama Men's Probus Choir in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra. Read More


Greeting the Dutch Royals, HM King Willem-Alexander and HM Queen Máxima


On Tuesday the 1st November I had the honour of officially welcoming to Canberra the Dutch Royals, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima, on behalf of the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP. Read More


Turning of the first sod on the ANZAC Memorial Centenary Project

20 AUGUST 2016

I was pleased to join with the NSW Premier Mike Baird and special guests to turn the first sod on the redevelopment of the ANZAC memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Saturday the 20th August 2016. Read More


Children's Cancer Institute

22 JULY 2016

I visited the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCIA) this week to see for myself the transformative work they are doing to help beat childhood cancer. Read More


Online Retailer 2016 Opening

20 JULY 2016

It was a pleasure to officially open Online Retailer 2016, Australia’s annual online retailer expo. Read More


Greek Independence Day 2016

12 APRIL 2016

I was honoured to have the opportunity to speak at the recent celebrations of Greek Independence Day in Sydney, along with my colleague the Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Craig Laundy Read More


Launch of the Opera Australia NSW Primary Schools Tour

26 FEBRUARY 2016

I was proud to support the superb work of Opera Australia at the launch of their NSW Primary Schools Tour, at Marrickville West Primary School in February. Read More


Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield

20 DECEMBER 2015

In December, I had the pleasure of opening the Technical and Applied Studies Block at Patrician Brothers’ College in Fairfield. These new learning spaces take into account the latest in education research and will see students learn more effectively. Read More


University of Newcastle 50th Anniversary Celebration

27 NOVEMBER 2015

I spoke at the 50th anniversary of my alma mater, the University of Newcastle, in the Mural Hall in Parliament House. It was a great opportunity to join fellow alumni in celebrating how far the University has come, transforming from a small college into Australia’s top-ranked ‘under-50’ university and a pillar of the Newcastle community. Read More


Stone & Chalk Opening


I was honoured to help celebrate the opening of Stone & Chalk, Sydney’s new not-for-profit fintech hub. Australian fintech companies are among the very best in the world, and Stone & Chalk will help Sydney to flourish as a centre of fintech in the Asia-Pacific region. Read More


Let's Go Greek Festival Parramatta


I very much enjoyed speaking at the Let’s Go Greek Festival in Parramatta. I’m proud to celebrate the incredible diversity that makes Western Sydney such an extraordinary and unique part of the world. Read More


RAAF Base Williamtown


It is always a pleasure to go out and about in Newcastle to meet with locals. Most recently, RAAF Base Williamtown’s commander Air Commodore Steven Roberton gave me a tour of the base and facilities. Read More