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Community groups across Mitchell will be supported by a new Morrison Government program to lower energy costs, support local jobs and help reduce global emissions.
The Powering Communities Program will fund up to 12 projects worth a total of $67,700 in Mitchell. Grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 will be available to eligible community organisations, with no co-contribution required.
The Morrison Government’s first priority is to keep Australians safe, including when they are online.
The Government is urging businesses and organisations to follow advice from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) following vulnerable Microsoft Exchange systems being compromised by malicious cyber actors.
Many Australians have not yet installed the Microsoft patch- this is the necessary software update to protect themselves from potential compromise.
Mr HAWKE (Mitchell—Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs) (10:03): I rise today to talk about the impact of the recent heavy rain and flooding that has occurred in parts of north-west Sydney, affecting my electorate of Mitchell and adjoining communities—and I acknowledge the member for Berowra and his community here as well.
The Australian Government is backing volunteers, with up to $20 million available to support volunteers across the nation.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said up to $132,450 is available in Mitchell as part of the 2021 Volunteer Grants round.
More than 1,000 General Practices, including those in Mitchell will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from next week, further strengthening the Commonwealth’s capacity, and ensuring an efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines across the country.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said services will come online from 22 March.
“We all know the invaluable work our local GP’s do for our community,” Alex Hawke said. “Now we will see them play a vital role the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.”