|Prime Minister appoints Alex Hawke Chair of the House Standing Committee on the Environment|
I am delighted to be asked to Chair this committee by the Prime Minister. It is a great honour to be asked to serve in this way in the 44th Parliament and I look forward to working with Minister Hunt and all of my Parliamentary colleagues on the myriad of important policies pertaining to the environment.
My membership of these committees will allow me to give greater voice to the concerns of all in our local community. This is an important opportunity to ensure our environment is managed in a responsible and forward thinking way. Click here for more information.
|The official opening of the 44th Parliament took place on Tuesday 12th November 2013, It was an honour and a privilege to be sworn in as the federal parliamentary representative for the residents of Mitchell for a third term.|
The official opening is full of ceremony and tradition including, starting the day with a church service, the welcome to country ceremony and the swearing in of the House of Representative members. I also had the immense pleasure of being introduced by the newly-elected Speaker, the Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP to Her Excellency the Governor-General, the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO.
On the first day of Parliamentary Business, the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP began the process of repealing the carbon tax by introducing the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013. This is a fulfilment of our election promise to introduce the legislation within the first Parliamentary sitting week – an indication of the importance we place on this legislation.Some of the other bills introduced were The Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 and Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013.
Pacific Test Equipment - World's Best in Sales
Local Hills business, Pacific Test Equipment has achieved the world’s highest sales in 2012 for Ibeko Power and have also been appointed DV-Power service agents for the Asia Pacific region. Congratulations to Keith Bensley and his team for their extraordinary hard work and for exceling in an extremely competitive world-wide market including USA, Germany, France, UK and Canada.