Hello to Residents of Melbourne CBD!
For this coming month’s Drinks Night, we have great pleasure welcoming our two members of parliament who will take part in a forum focussing on their current and future initiatives relating to the Melbourne CBD.
Some topics that are relevant to Residents 3000 members are the Western Distributor project, lack of a public school for City Kids, homelessness and ways to reduce noise, air pollution and unsightly waste. You may think of others. Take your topics to the meeting and get involved in the discussion.
The event will be held at the Kelvin Club where their magnificent bar will be open and after our interactive forum is completed, yummy refreshments will be served.
We are suggesting that you print out this announcement and post it on the notice board in your building. This is a good way to let the neighbours know about this important event and to encourage them to be part of our community group.
Short profiles of our MPs follow:
Adam Bandt is the Federal Member for Melbourne. He lives in Flemington with his wife Claudia, daughter Wren and their two dogs.
Adam has portfolio responsibilities for treasury, employment and workplace relations, industry and innovation, science and research and the arts.
Before becoming an MP, Adam worked as a public interest lawyer representing some of Melbourne’s lowest paid workers, including outworkers in the clothing industry.
Adam received undergraduate Law/Arts Honours degrees at Murdoch University, where he won the Sir Ronald Wilson Prize for Academic Achievement.
He completed a PhD at Monash University in 2008, which looked at the recent trend of governments suspending basic human rights in areas such as migration, workplace relations and criminal law.
Ellen Sandell is the Greens Victorian MP for Melbourne. She is the first Greens MP elected to the lower house of the Victorian parliament. She is the Greens spokesperson on climate, energy, and housing.
Ellen grew up in regional Victoria and came to Melbourne to attend university, where she trained as a scientist. Before entering parliament she worked in climate change policy in the public sector, and for several years led a major environmental non-government organisation.
Ellen loves Melbourne and its commitment to diversity and fairness. As a Kensington local she wants to keep Melbourne liveable.
Looking forward to seeing you on the night. It should be a valuable opportunity to have your questions answered and to keep up to date with what our representatives are doing.
All the best from Residents 3000 Committee.