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.