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Friday, 17 February 2017

Time is running out for Mitchell preschools and child care centres to apply to take part in the Turnbull Government’s popular early language learning program which is being rolled out nationally for the first time.

Friday, 17 February 2017

A new Federal Government incentive is now available to help local businesses hire additional staff.

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, welcomed the changes, saying they will help local business to hire young people in our community.

New wage subsidies are a key component of the Government’s new jobactive PaTH Program, which will be fully rolled out in April and will help up to 120,000 vulnerable young Australians through pre-employment training, internships and these new wage subsidies.

Friday, 17 February 2017

The Turnbull Government is ensuring multinational tax dodgers pay their fair share of tax, helping to ensure crucial government services can be delivered and are more sustainable.

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, has welcomed the news that around $2 billion in tax is expected to be clawed back this financial year under the Turnbull Government’s crackdown on multinational tax avoidance.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke, said ONLINE small businesses in communities throughout Mitchell were given a boost this week as the Turnbull-Joyce Government delivered on a 2016-17 Budget measure to level the playing field with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on items purchased online.

“The Government has this week introduced legislation to level the playing field for Australian businesses which compete with overseas businesses,” Alex Hawke said.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP,  welcomed the news that children aged two to five will have immediate and free access to Kalydeco® (ivacaftor) – a life-changing drug that addresses the causes of cystic fibrosis rather than just the symptoms.

“Expanding access to this vital drug is fantastic news for Australian families. We know that many parents have been worried about how their young son or daughter could get access to this life-changing drug. Now they have it.” Alex Hawke said.

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