In the News
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, has today welcomed Fremantle council’s decision to reinstate a citizenship ceremony at the Fremantle Town Hall on Australia Day, January 26th 2017.
The newest citizens in Fremantle will be offered the choice of attending a citizenship ceremony at Fremantle Town Hall on Australia Day, or the next scheduled ceremony at Fremantle Arts Centre on March 14th 2017, as normal.
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, has today written to the City of Fremantle Council to warn them to abandon plans to politicise Australian citizenship.
This follows the Council’s decision to promote and host a citizenship ceremony on a day they are marketing as an anti-Australia Day alternative to traditional Australia Day celebrations.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said veterans and current Australian Defence Force personnel in Mitchell would benefit from employment initiatives the Prime Minister announced today.
Alex Hawke MP called on local businesses to recognise the unique skills Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel bring to business.
“Ensuring our veterans find meaningful employment is one of the best ways to help them make the transition from the defence forces into post-service life,” Alex Hawke said.
Community organisations in Mitchell are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said the funding is being provided under a $10 million Volunteer Grant funding round, announced by the Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter.
“This funding is a key part of the Australian Government’s support for volunteers who give their time and energy to help build stronger, more cohesive communities,” Alex Hawke said.
Every pre-schooler in Mitchell will have the opportunity to learn a foreign language as the Turnbull Government announced that applications for the popular Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program are now open.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, called on local preschools to apply for the national rollout of the play-based tablet app for devices like iPads.