Turnbull Government Achievements – Private Member’s Motion

Turnbull Government Achievements Private Member’s Motion in the Parliament of Australia I move that this House: acknowledges that the Government won the election and has been getting on with the job of governing; and congratulates the Government for the following achievements: securing Australia’s 25 consecu... More

Local innovator secures federal support for world-leading online education

An Artarmon resident’s innovative company, Chatty Kids, will now turbocharge its expansion plans with a $494,956 grant from the Turnbull government to help them commercialise their new online literacy product and to help young children learn to read and speak English. Chatty Kids (www.chattykids.com) is one of 22 ... More

Sun shines on Ensemble Theatre

Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, today joined the federal arts minister, Senator Mitch Fifield to announce that $15,000 will be provided by the Turnbull government to the Ensemble Theatre in Kirribilli to install solar panels. “The funding will allow the Ensemble Theatre to reduce their power bills and play ... More

Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia

STATEMENT IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia  Mr Speaker Hearing loss and deafness affects over 3.5 million Australians or the equivalent of 1 in 6.  With our population ageing, that number is predicted to increase to possibly 1 in 4 Australians by 2050. Hearing ... More

Grants available to support volunteers across North Sydney

Community organisations are being encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their hardworking volunteers. Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, said the funding is being provided under a $10 million Volunteer Grant funding round announced by the Turnbull government this week. “This ... More

Remembrance Day Services 2016

Remembrance Day Services 2016 Member for North Sydney Trent Zimmerman has encouraged the community to honour Remembrance Day and remember every Australian who has made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation. “Remembrance Day on November 11 marks 98 years since the Armistice that ended the First World War,” ... More

World Day Against the Death Penalty

World Day Against the Death Penalty - Motion in the Australian Parliament. I move the motion relating to the international day against the death penalty in the terms of which it appears on the notice paper Mr Deputy Speaker, “There is no place for the death penalty in the modern world. State execution is a barbaric ... More

Tribute to Richard Hockey – Speech in the Australian Parliament

STATEMENT IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TRIBUTE TO RICHARD HOCKEY 20 October 2016   Mr Deputy Speaker I rise to pay tribute in this Parliament to Richard Hockey who passed away last weekend and was a much loved member of my community and the Liberal Party in North Sydney. For many of us in this place, he was ... More

Statement on Richard Hockey

MEDIA RELEASE I was very sad to learn of the death over the weekend of Richard Hockey, one of our area's better known citizens and father of former Member for North Sydney, the Hon. Joe Hockey. Mr Hockey, a long-term resident of Northbridge, was well known on the north shore as a successful real estate agent and, before ... More

Anzac Park Public School Official Opening

I rise today to acknowledge in this Parliament a very important event in the life of my electorate – the opening of the Anzac Park Public School in Cammeray. My area of Sydney is home to many great schools. However increasing enrolments has seen incredible pressure placed on local public schools. The decision ... More