Thanks to St Aloysius Catholic College for the invitation to attend His Royal Highness Prince Edward’s visit to acknowledge the work of schools and volunteers who are delivering the The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Southern Tasmania.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award promotes youth personal development through participation in community service, physical activity, expedition and skills.
Lovely to catch up with students and teachers from St Aloysius Catholic College, Fahan School Hobart Australia, Southern Christian College, Huonville High School and other groups.
As chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Future of Public Interest Journalism, I’d like to make a few comments on the report we’re presenting to the Senate today.
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Australians rely on quality journalism to give them access to the information they need. This helps them to make informed decisions about how they participate in democracy, as well as enriching their lives more generally. In short, public interest journalism keeps the powerful accountable. It ensures that both the Commonwealth and parliament are transparent and accountable to the Australian people. Continue reading
Warmest congratulations to all recipients at the Kingborough Council Awards Ceremony this morning. Special congratulations to my nominee, Freya Cox, on receiving the Young Citizen of the Year 2018 Award. She is a young woman going places.
Always a pleasure to attend the end of year/Grade 6 leavers assembly at my children’s old school – Blackmans Bay Primary.
Awards recognising an astounding array of skills and talent across the board were plentiful. Best of luck for the future to all and a safe and happy Christmas to the whole school community.
That’s the last school assembly for me for 2017!
Second last school assembly for the year for me. Not particularly good photo but I had a lovely time at Illawarra Primary School this morning.
Best wishes and farewell to all the Grade 6 leavers. Thankyou to all the staff and the broader school community for the great work undertaken through 2017. Safe and happy Christmas to all.
Congratulations to all the award winners at Rose Bay High School‘s 2017 Achievement Afternoon and good luck to the grade 10 leavers on your future endeavours.
I was delighted to sponsor and present the Grade 7 Reader of the Year Award to Rian Lynch.
A wonderful awards ceremony and prayer service at St Aloysius Catholic College this morning where I was proud to sponsor and present the Arts Award.
It was a great pleasure to be invited to the Rowallan Park Christmas lunch yesterday. Thank you to the parishioners for such lovely food and company . It was wonderful to catch up with a number of friends. I also met (newish) Minister Michael and Sue…I think we might get on OK! You are an amazing inclusive community and I look forward to working with you as you develop further.
Such a heartwarming experience to see so many generous raffle ticket buyers and people leaving donations today at Kingston Town Shopping Centre in support of Kingborough Helping Hands‘s Raffle and Sharing Tree. Huge thanks to Woolworths Kingston Town for their generous support.