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Local residents are set to benefit from new action to crack down on frustrating and potentially costly scam messaging which has been welcomed by Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP.
“The Morrison Government has taken strong action to shut down scam text messages. I know that many local residents have received malicious scam text messages, so this is a really positive step forward,” Alex Hawke said.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, has welcomed the Morrison Government’s world-leading reforms to Australia’s defamation laws that will protect Australians and Australian businesses from online trolls, as well as significant legal liabilities.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Michaelia Cash announced urgent reforms that will both address the significant harm dealt by trolls, bots and bigots and respond to the High Court’s decision in the Voller case.
The Morrison Government will invest $22.4 million over five years to establish a Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commission to oversee the implementation of the next National Plan to end violence against women and children.
The Commission will support the Government in providing policy leadership, developing and fostering relationships across the sector and ensuring greater cooperation and transparency between the Commonwealth, states and territories in delivering the targets and objectives of the next National Plan.
Mr HAWKE (Mitchell—Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs) (10:05): On Friday 8 October, the annual Mitchell Youth Leadership Forum, which has been widely successful over the last 20 years, was again held, and it was as a huge success.
The Morrison Government recently launched a campaign to inspire and encourage Australians to buy travel-related Christmas presents this year.
After a year of restrictions caused by COVID-19, now is the perfect time to give the Gift of Travel to a loved one this Christmas.