As Co-Convenor of the Australia-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group it is always a pleasure to catch up with Ambassador of Ukraine, His Excellency Mykola Kulinich to discuss Australia-Ukraine relations.
Thank you Mr Kulinich for the wonderful gift of a picture submitted for the Where I Am-There is My Flag art competition. The artists, Stephania and Sophia Mandziy, are members of the Ukraine diaspora in Australia and the picture features native Australia flora and fauna. A larger version of this picture is on display in the Mariyinsky Palace – the President of Ukraine’s ceremonial residence.
It was a pleasure to catch up with Tammy Gardner, CEO of Huntington’s Victoria to update me on the work they are doing to support people living with this debilitating disease, their carers and families.
Tammy is very happy that I’m wearing her football team colours too!
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s Barrie Littlefield, who lost his daughter to brain cancer, shares his thoughts on why the recent Senate report focusing on low survival cancers is yet another landmark day for brain cancer in Australia.
Yesterday I met with Tresillian Early Parenting who have been providing support to Australian Families for almost 100 years. It is really important that families that need extra support get it early.
As Co Chair of the Australia-Japan Federal Parliamentary Friendship Group it was an honour to attend a reception at the Japanese Embassy to honour the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. I am with the Ambassador of Japan to Australia, His Excellency Mr Sumio Kusaka and Ben Wholagan, Vice President of the Australia-Japan Society of Western Australia (Inc)
Yay, it’s done in the Senate!
The majority of Australian people voted ‘Yes’ for Marriage Equality.
Now the Australian Senate has done so as well.
It’s time for Marriage Equality.
My speech for the tabling of the final report of the Senate Select Committee into Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates