Huonville High School Renewable Energy Projects

It was wonderful to attend Huonville High School today to meet with members of the student-led Zayed Huon Energy Team that won $100,000USD for the school for renewable energy projects.

The team have transformed a school building into a ‘renewable energy hub’ that shows off renewable and energy efficiency technology as well as installing solar panels that meet a significant portion of the school’s energy needs.

Through their efforts they have increased the school’s use of renewable energies and have learnt important skills in project management, science and technology, and media amongst others. They’ve also encouraged 62 of their fellow students to get involved with the project, sharing their skills across a large portion of the student population.

Congratulations to all involved.

Entertained at Taroona High School

Thank you Taroona High School for inviting me to the annual musical production. This year the show was Chicago and once again THS has excelled itself. It was a fantastic night of entertainment. The brilliant cast was supported by the amazing THS Production Band and other talented students including those involved as stage crew, actors, dancers and singers. It’s hard to believe the students on stage were only grade nine or ten they had such a wealth of talent.


I’ve known Taroona High School turns on wonderful productions since my own children attended (both were involved in the band and productions) and I was not disappointed tonight.

Australian Federation Of Ukranian Organisations National Planning Day

Thank you Stefan Romaniw OAM for inviting me to participate in the AFUO – Australian Federation Of Ukranian Organisations – National Planning Day yesterday.
As Deputy Chair of the Ukraine Australia Parliamentary Friendship Group it was lovely to participate with current Chair, Chris Crewther MP, and members of AFUO state groups from around Australia including Marina Ladaniwskyj, President Tasmania.

The Ukranian community in Australia is very active with nearly 39,000 people identifying as having Ukranian decent. One of those people is my husband.

Senate committee finds cancers with low survival rates should be prioritised

Every year in Australia around 35 children, a classroom of children, die each year of brain cancer.

Children like Tom.

We must do more to give low survival cancer patients hope: hope of better treatments, hope of higher survival rates, hope of a cure.

I call upon the government to accept the Committee’s recommendations.

http://www.abc.net.au/…/time-to-make-low-survival-c…/9203664

Interviewed by 936 ABC Hobart about the outcomes of the Senate inquiry into cancers with low survival rates

This morning I was interviewed by 936 ABC Hobart’s Leon Compton about the outcomes of the Senate inquiry into cancers with low survival rates. This 12-month inquiry has been an incredible journey with seven public hearings, 117 witnesses, over 300 written submissions featuring many tragic and moving stories.

I hope that the Government will give very serious consideration to the recommendations, which I am confident will go a long way towards giving hope to people with low survival rate cancers.

Clink on the link to go to SoundCloud and listen to the interview.