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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:19

National Science Week

Paul visited Castle Cove Public School to celebrate National Science Week, an Australian Government initiative aimed at promoting scientific research and science subjects in schools and communities across Australia. At Castle Cove Public School, the local community was very involved in a fun night of robotics, stargazing and guest talks by professional scientists from the Australian Museum and the University of New South Wales. Students from the school’s Robotics Club have been utilising a 3D printer to create custom prosthetic robotic hands for children without the use of their hands.
 
This event concluded a week of public talks, interactive experiments and school science fairs in Bradfield and around Australia that celebrated the importance of Australia’s scientific community and gave children and adults alike an opportunity to explore everything from astronomy to zoology. 

Sunday, 20 August 2017 00:00

Turramurra Branch Community Meeting

Paul held a community meeting for the residents of Turramurra to talk about the policies that the Liberal Party is pursuing, and to hear feedback from constituents.  With around fifty constituents in attendance, there was a lively question and answer session, covering topics such as immigration, national security, and energy policy.

Paul was guest of honour at the Chinese Australian Services Society (CASS) fundraising dinner in Sydney and delivered a short address.

Over 500 people attended this hugely successful evening which raised money for a second CASS Residential Aged Care Facility in Asquith - designed to meet the needs of 102 frail aged seniors with an East Asian background.

CASS Care Ltd was established in 2002 and is well- known for its provision of services to multi-cultural communities.  Several Bradfield constituents serve on the board of CASS.

Sunday, 13 August 2017 00:00

St Ives Preschool Family Fun Fair

Paul dropped into the St Ives Preschool Family Fun Fair and spoke to launch the event. St Ives Preschools caters for 80 children in the Ku-ring-gai area. It is a non-profit organisation which relies heavily on fundraising: the funfair is their biggest fundraising event of the year, with proceeds helping to fund the purchase of new equipment.  Paul joined state MP Jonathan O’Dea and Cr Christiane Berlioz in officially opening the event. 

Friday, 04 August 2017 14:48

Education Forum with Simon Birmingham

Paul hosted an education forum with the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, and representatives from local secondary schools and community colleges in Bradfield. Minister Birmingham spoke on the Turnbull Government’s recent achievements in landmark education reforms, specifically highlighting the passage of the Australian Education Amendment Act 2017 at the end of the Autumn Session of Parliament.

Attendees included principals of government, catholic and independent schools in Bradfield and representatives from their parent groups and school councils. Minister Birmingham outlined the Turnbull Government’s roadmap for further education reforms including the Higher Education reform and the Gonski 2.0 review into Achieving Academic Excellence in Australian Schools. There was a broad and constructive discussion which extended well beyond school funding issues to consider how best our schools can deliver on their mission of educating the next generation of Australians. 

Friday, 04 August 2017 14:46

Visit to Pymble Public School

Paul visited Pymble Public School to speak to Year 6 students before their trip to Canberra to visit Parliament House. The students had many insightful and challenging questions.

Paul regularly visits local schools to talk to students – particularly Year 6 students who are studying our system of government. 

Friday, 04 August 2017 14:03

Visit to the San Integrated Cancer Centre

Paul attended the opening of the new Integrated Cancer Centre at Sydney Adventist Hospital at Wahroonga – the ‘San.’  This impressive facility is the culmination of 12 years of planning, development and fundraising.

Speaking at the event, Paul joined state colleagues Matt Kean MP and Alister Henskens MP; San CEOs past and present, Dr Leon Clark and Mr Phil Currie; San Foundation Co-chair Dick Warburton; and breast cancer patient Tanya Manwaring who spoke about her own experience and the care she has received at the San. 

During a tour of the Centre guests observed a demonstration of how multidisciplinary teams assess patient cases using the high tech meeting room equipped with computers, high resolution screens and extensive networking capability. 

The $23 million investment in this Centre will deliver tremendous benefits for San patients for many years to come. 

Thursday, 20 July 2017 17:25

DoSomething Day: Ku-ring-gai Meals on Wheels

As part of the national DoSomething Day on Wednesday 19 July, Paul joined a local volunteer from the Ku-ring-gai Meals on Wheels service to deliver hot meals to residents in the Turramurra and St Ives areas.

Meals on Wheels helps local residents who have difficulty in providing food for themselves by delivering regular meals and a friendly conversation. It is a volunteer service run by locals and ensures that many who are immobile or isolated have a regular point of contact.

Paul joined in on a local run and met several residents who depend on Meals on Wheels each week. Anybody interested in volunteering for Ku-ring-gai Meals on Wheels can contact their office on 02 9144 2044.

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