Meeting the locals at Thomas Holt Sans Souci

I recently visited Thomas Holt Sans Souci and met the wonderful staff and residents. It was great to meet such a caring team of people looking afte

Mobile office in Sylvania Waters

It was great to catch up with locals in Sylvania Waters recently. My mobile office is a great way to connect with the community and learn what is impo

Cronulla SLSC closes for renovations

It was great to catch up with the "clubbies" at Cronulla recently to celebrate the formal closure of the club before the start of the renovations.

Meeting of two cultures

In the afternoon of 29 April 1770, the H. M Bark Endeavour laid anchor in Kamay. A small landing party moved to this very shore bestowing gifts of nai

Kurnell and Cook gets a makeover

KAMAY BOTANY BAY NATIONAL PARK MASTER PLANThe meeting place of two cultures at Kurnell, when the then Lt James Cook arrived on the HMB Endeavo

NBN Launches FTTC in Miranda

8 April 2018 The rollout of the National Broadband Network has hit another milestone with the world-leading launch of FIBRE TO THE CURB (FTTC) tech

Community Consults

A key way to gain valuable feedback from my constituents is through my community consults. So far this year I have held one at Ramsgate Markets and

Another milestone for Modular Walls

March 9 2018 I was delighted to be invited to open the new head office and purpose built manufacturing facility of Modular Walls. Set on a new 500

Scots College enjoy their new home at Primrose House

The Scots College Brighton Preparatory School officially opened at the beginning of the 2018 school year welcoming its inaugural students inside the

Who loves Australia!

Who loves Australia? Everyone of course! Yes, when I took the stage and asked the question to the crowds at the AusFest celebrations

Clontarf end of year awards

Every year I look forward to presenting the end of year awards to the Clontarf Academy graduates at Endeavour High School. The boys work so hard fo

Cook Community Awards 2017

The Cook Community awards are held each year in December to celebrate the selfless work of individuals in our community contributing above and beyond,

Elouera SLSC 50 year anniversary

In November Elouera SLSC celebrated 50 years on our iconic beaches. Originally the  Police Citizen Boys Surf Life Saving Club it began from a humb

Georges River Council White Ribbon Walk

I was pleased to be involved in the first Georges River Council White Ribbon Walk held on Friday 24th November. There was a good turn out from the

White Ribbon Walk Sutherland Shire

The White Ribbon Walk in support of White Ribbon, Australia's campaign to prevent men's violence against women, was again hosted by Woolooware High

IMB Bank Cook Community Classic a huge success

Once again the IMB Bank Cook Community Classic, has enjoyed another successful year. Celebrating ten years we have reached the million dollar mileston

Safer Communities funding helping Sutherland Shire Council keep our community safe

Together with Sutherland Shire Council Mayor Carmelo Pesce today I officially launched Council’s latest crime prevention and community safety st

New business sets up in Caringbah

This morning I joined Australian tech start-up JAR Aerospace to officially open its advanced manufacturing facility in Caringbah, NSW. JAR Aerospac

Cook Classic Gala Ball

This year was the 10th anniversary of the IMB Bank Cook Community Classic. It also coincided with the biannual event of the Sylvania BMW / Caringbah R

Gymea Spring Fair 2017

Another great Spring Day for the Gymea Fair. It was almost too hot, but locals still came out to share their views. Great to see so many supportin

Local business celebrates 21 years

I am always delighted to visit businesses in my electorate and hear their. great success stories and the opportunities they are providing locally for

Going bush with Clontarf Foundation

Taking a few days out of my busy schedule, I headed inland to Bourke and Brewarrina to visit the Clontarf Foundation Academies and

Heritage protection for our early colonial history

The Minister for the Environment and Energy and Federal Member for Cook today (11/9/2017) announced the inclusion of Kamay Botany Bay: Botanical c

Armistice Centenary Grant Program announced

The Australian Government has announced a one-off grants program, the Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP).  This grants program will support lo

Clontarf Foundation

In preparation for my outback adventure with Clontarf I caught up with Gerrard, Zac, Jeff and his dad Col at a dinner hosted by AMP. The Cl

Civic Disability Visit

Living and working in my electorate of Cook I often find passionate footy fans supporting our local clubs, the Dragons and Sharks. I don't think

Elouera SLSC AGM 2017

After an early morning start assisting with MC formalities for Wanda SLSC's Sutherland 2 Surf, Ian Toll was right back where he performs best,

Sutherland 2 Surf - Another successful year

The Sutherland 2 Surf is such an iconic Shire event and each year I am delighted to see it grow in participation. Participation from

Shire IMB Community Foundation Grants handed out


Gymea Village Community Consult

It was a sunny but very cold morning in Gymea village on the weekend (1/7/2017) for our community consult.I heard your views on immigration, energy pr

Lilli Pilli Football Club upgrade

I was pleased to be at the Lilli Pilli FC opening of their newly upgraded BBQ and Canteen at Glen McGrath oval on the weekend (1/7/17),

IMB Bank Cook Community Classic begins!

On Monday 26 June at Elouera Surf Club the 2017 IMB Bank Cook Community Classic was officially launched.  This signified the beginning of the

Stronger Communities Applications now open

Stronger Communities Funding Round 3 is now open. Click here for more information

Schools Funding - The Facts in Cook

In this year’s Budget I announced that the Coalition Government would increase funding for local schools in the Cook Electorate by $185 million over

15 hours of preschool a week for all children

The Turnbull Government will ensure all children can access 15 hours of preschool a week under a new agreement for early childhood education. More

Meeting of Two Cultures Ceremony

It was a privilege to join others and speak at the annual Cook's Landing: The Meeting of Two Cultures Ceremony on Saturday 29th April at

Local residents crocheted poppies in safe hands

In 2015 we celebrated 100 years since the Gallipoli landing. There were many commemorations, including the biggest ever for the Cronulla dawn serv

Woolooware Shores commemorate ANZAC Day

Once again Woolooware Shores ensured their residents did not miss out on ANZAC Day commemorations. Always a very respectful and fitting the servic

The spirit of ANZAC alive and well in St George and Sutherland Shire

I was extremely proud and reassured to see so many people attend the Dawn Services on ANZAC Day across the country, even more so at the Caring

Cronulla SLSC redevelopment receives boost

The Australian Government will support the Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club to upgrade their iconic club facilities with a grant of $3 million to match

Local charity Kookaburra Kids receives national funding

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs the Hon. Dan Tehan and Treasurer the Hon. Scott Morrison today officially launched the Turnbull Government’s $2.1

ANZAC Day Services

For over a century, Australia’s Defence personnel have contributed to every major conflict, fighting for our freedoms and values. From the Boer War,

2016 Cook Community Awards

The annual Cook Community Awards held in December honoured the selfless work of those people in our local community who volunteer their time and e

Government announces Veteran Grants and Outreach

As we start the new year, I want to take this opportunity to make you aware of a range of grant programs that the Australian Government provides throu

Coalition announces $10 million in Volunteer Grants

I am pleased to advise that Volunteer Grants 2016 is now open for applications.The Australian Government is investing $10 million in Volunteer Grants

Surf's up at the newly renovated Elouera clubhouse

The Coalition Government invested $100,000 to upgrade the Elouera Surf Life Saving Club Upgrades include better access to lifesaving equipment

Improving digital literacy in primary and secondary schools

THE HON SCOTT MORRISON MP Member for Cook Treasurer & SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM  Minister for Education and Training Schools across

Coalition To Deliver $1.4 Million Local Environment Plan For Cook


Community Grants Boost Shire Veteran Health And Wellbeing Projects

Veterans and their families in the Sutherland Shire will benefit from Government funding helping Miranda RSL Sub Branch to purchase a replacement bus

Disaster assistance for storm-affected Kurnell

Local Federal Member for Cook, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, today welcomed the announcement by the Commonwealth and NSW Governments that disaster assist

IMB Bank Cook Community Classic 2015 – A Great Success

Local Federal Member for Cook, Hon. Scott Morrison MP declared the 8th IMB Bank 2015 Cook Community Classic a tremendous success. “The Classic has g

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