In the News

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, welcomed the announcement Government grant money was available to support events organised by local Ex-Service Organisations and community groups in Mitchell for Veterans’ Health Week 2017.

Veterans Health Week (VHW) will run from Saturday, 21 October, to Sunday, 29 October, with the theme of ‘physical activity’.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for people with disability in Australia. Already, more than 78,000 Australians have joined the NDIS.

The NDIS has been available in the Western Sydney region since 1 July 2016. By June 2019, more than 16,800 people in the region are expected to be part of the Scheme.

I’m hosting an NDIS information session in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency on Thursday 29 June at Castle Hill RSL Club, 77 Castle Street, Castle Hill, 2154.

Thursday, 08 June 2017

A competition that gives local students in Mitchell the chance to win a trip to Antarctica has been extended until Friday, 7 July 2017.

The ‘Name our Icebreaker’ competition will see up to 12 students fly to Antarctica for a day and become the first children to set foot on the continent under the Australian Antarctic Division program.

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said that the competition deadline has been extended by four weeks to allow more students the opportunity to enter.

Thursday, 01 June 2017

The Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, encourages young local athletes to apply for Round 1, 2017-18 of the Local Sporting Champions program.

The Local Sporting Champions program is designed to support young people participating in state, national and international level sporting championships as an athlete, coach or official.

“Our community has a wealth of outstanding junior sportspeople in the Hills district and it is important that we support the next generation of Australian sporting champions, said Alex Hawke.

Thursday, 01 June 2017

The second round of applications is now open for local organisations to join the Turnbull Government’s Local Drug Action Team program.

Community groups across Australia are joining forces to deliver targeted local action to help tackle drug use and addiction.

“We need to work together to fight the scourge of ice and other drugs which cause so much harm to individuals, families and our communities,” said Alex Hawke MP.

The program is an initiative under the Turnbull Government’s four year, $298 million investment to reduce the harms of ice, drugs and alcohol.