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. The Choir usually performs in retirement homes from Wollongong to Nowra. The trip to Canberra was their big trip away this year. Very pleased many people turned out to listen to this great Choir.

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Children’s Cancer Institute

It was my privilege to visit the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCIA) this week to see for myself the transformative work they are doing to help beat childhood cancer. Prof Murray Norris AM, Deputy Director and Head of the Molecular Diagnostics Program at CCIA, showed me around their labs and explained how they are personalising cancer…

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Online Retailer 2016 Opening

It was a pleasure to officially open Online Retailer 2016, Australia’s annual online retailer expo. In its eighth year, the three day event at Moore Park showcases the best Australia has to offer in the burgeoning online retail sector, as well as giving Australian entrepreneurs exposure to worldwide leaders in this space. In a short…

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Greek Independence Day 2016

I was honoured to have the opportunity to speak at the recent celebrations of Greek Independence Day in Sydney, and to share with the wider Australian community our Greek history, language and culture. Together with my colleague the Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Craig Laundy, we laid a wreath on the Cenotaph in Martin Place.…

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Patrician Brothers’ College, Fairfield

In December, I had the pleasure of opening the Technical and Applied Studies Block at Patrician Brothers’ College in Fairfield. Students and staff at the College now have full use of the nine specialist rooms for technical and applied studies, seven general learning areas, an administration area and staff and pupil facilities. The Australian Government…

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