NORTH Link Delegation to Canberra – working for Melbourne’s North and its economy

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NORTH Link led a Melbourne’s North delegation to Canberra on 28-29 March 2017 and it was a great success.

Delegates were drawn from the Cities of Banyule, Darebin and Hume and the Shires of Nillumbik and Mitchell (representing all 7 Councils in Melbourne’s North, La Trobe University, Melbourne Polytechnic, Bendigo Kangan Institute, Northern Health and the Northern Melbourne RDA).

Our agenda with 10 Federal Ministers and 3 Federal Shadow Ministers was so full that we had to split the delegation in two at certain times.

Ministers seen included:

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy

The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Sport

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment                  

The Hon Darren Chester MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training          

Senator Scott Ryan, Special Minister of State                                  

The Hon Steve Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Tourism                      

The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Vocational Education and Training                  

Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science                    

The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities, Regional Development and Tourism

The Hon Catherine King MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare                                       

The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Education 

Discussions ranged across a number of policy areas including infrastructure, transport, economic development, industry policy, telecommunications, education, training and skills, health, environment, energy, trade and tourism.

Ministers were presented with a copy of the Northern Horizons Update 2016, which documents the key economic and social priorities in Melbourne’s North for the next 50 years.

We will keep you updated on follow-up work arising from the delegation.

Melbourne’s North Canberra Delegation with Senator Scott Ryan, Special Minister of State

Melbourne’s North Canberra Delegation with Mr Andrew Giles MP, Member for Scullin, Victoria

Melbourne’s North Canberra Delegation with The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Sport

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