A great catch up with @mark_bouris. 🇦🇺 A champion of Australian small business and generous in supporting a variety of worthy causes. We had a good chat about supporting Veterans. Watch this space! @mentored_au #smallbusiness #veterans
👋 Calling Northern Beaches mental health providers, groups, events, and organisations! The Northern Beaches Mental Health Summit will be held at @nswparliament on the 27th of August. The attendee list will be formed in part by responding to this survey (which can be found on my Facebook Page): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8GL7SWM Please share it far and wide among your networks. We want to have a diverse and representative sample of the mental health ecosystem of the beaches. The Summit will bring together a cross-section of mental health providers and not for profit groups working in our community to address mental health and suicide. Collaborating with good work of the Northern Beaches Council, the outcomes of the Summit will be made public and can be used as a resource to improve service delivery in the future. To best develop a holistic view of programs and services across our beautiful Beaches, I would be grateful if mental health NGOs, community groups and other service providers could provide feedback on your work via this survey. Please ensure only one representative from your organisation responds. It should take 10 mins max and will be open until 29 July 5pm! Please share or tag any organisations, events, services on the Beaches.
🐓 Just about everyone knows @salty_rooster - and therefore @jimmysagiotis! Jimmy and his young boys experienced a tragedy not too long ago. But they’ve transformed from loss, grief, pain and trauma to a positive state of mind. It’s a truly inspiring story and Jimmy is using his experience to communicate the importance of family, friends and mental resilience. You can follow their remarkable story of healing through their adventures on his website. (Check his Insta @thingstodowithkidz11 !) 👍🏻💙 NOTE: No burgers 🍔 were consumed at this catch up. 😂 #mentalhealth #mentalresilience #queenscliff #lovemanly
💡Get involved! Parliamentary Committees are designed to increase public awareness and debate on issues under consideration by Parliament. Ultimately, they facilitate more informed policy making and provide the public with a forum to have their say. Committees then report findings and recommendations for government. 🧐 So...on the issue of energy (renewables, gas, solar, coal etc) - why not have your say! 💻 Go to Parliament.nsw.gov/committees
Thank you @7newssyd for covering the Fromelles Commemoration service yesterday. Fantastic to see overnight that the Australian Ambassador to France, Brendan Berne, participated in the dedication of the seven new graves of Diggers recently identified (which we discussed earlier that day at the Commemoration in Sydney). #fromelles #fromelles1916 🇫🇷 photo credit: @region_hautsdefrance
🇫🇷 This little guy is made from shrapnel collected on battlefield of Fromelles, France. Today we commemorated the battle at Fromelles 19 July 1916. In a battle that was considered Australia’s darkest hour, we are still naming soldiers using DNA and modern science who were killed in action and buried in mass graves. A privilege to represent the Premier and Minister for Veterans. 🇫🇷 🇦🇺
The wonderful @ivanhoemanly are hosting a trivia night this evening with MC @alisha.aitkenradburn - all in support of @communitynorthernbeaches who today hosted a FREE Roast Lunch for their clients, many who are rough sleepers and the vulnerable in our community. What a great example of why they deserve our support. Thank you @goldenroastsydney for providing the catering. 📸 Pictured here with owner Jack who went to @icmscampus and Noni, the amazing domestic violence manager at the Centre. Good luck tonight everyone!
☀️ As a member of this Inquiry and NSW Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, I welcome the announcement of the inquiry into Sustainability of Energy Supply in NSW 💥 It is an important time for energy discussion in NSW (and Australia) I am excited to be part of an inquiry that will deliver real, meaningful and considered leadership on energy policy. The inquiry will provide an opportunity for our local Manly and Northern Beaches-based businesses who play a key role in energy development and supply across NSW to participate in shaping the future of energy in this State. You can find out more about the Inquiry on the Parliamentary website. #solar #renewableenergy #sustainableenergy #manly #energysecurity
This is where your bin ends up...🚚 Today I did a huge tour of various waste recovery and recycling facilities across Sydney. Last year China 🇨🇳 implemented their ‘China Sword Policy’ which meant they weren’t going to accept our recycling (plastics) anymore. That presents a number of challenges but also really exciting opportunities for the local circular economy. Fascinating to see first hand how our bins end up being processed. #circulareconomy #wastetoenergy
Iconic Manly morning walk with Ted. What a beautiful part of the world we live in. Watching the 🏊♀️ 🏊♂️ @boldandbeautifulswimsquadmanly cruise past. #lovemanly
🌳 The Member for Sydney @alexgreenwich and I caught up to discuss the exciting upcoming work of the NSW Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Planning 🌿🍃. The Committee often conducts inquiries into important issues for the State and includes members from all parties and independents (like Alex - who is the Chairman). We all work well together (most of the time 😉).
This afternoon it was a wonderful honour to MC the Premiers Korean War Veterans Reception at Government House. Joined by the Governor and Consul General of Korea, we commemorated the fact that 17,000 Aussies took part in the Korean War. Given the recent activities around that region it is at timely as ever that we recognise their sacrifice all those years ago. #koreanwar #veterans 🇦🇺