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The Morrison Government’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy outlines how we will keep Australian families and businesses secure online protect and strengthen the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure and ensure law enforcement agencies have the powers and technical capabilities to detect, target, investigate and disrupt cybercrime, including on the dark web.
To support improved cyber security in the community, the Government will:
Small businesses in Mitchell can apply for a share in $9 million of grants under the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 26 August 2020.
Up to $20,000 will be available to small businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million to upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption, invest in monitoring systems to better manage energy use and conduct energy audits to investigate other opportunities for efficiency.
The Morrison Government will invest $270 billion over the next 10 years to upgrade the capability and potency of the Australian Defence Force, to keep Australians safe while protecting the country’s interests in a changing global environment.
In its 2020 Defence Strategic Update released today, the Morrison Government will signal a key change in Australia’s defence posture, as it prioritises the Indo-Pacific region.
The update provides a new plan to tackle Australia’s defence challenges while increasing capability investment across the entire ADF.
A new $1.5 billion Australian Government infrastructure package will provide an immediate injection into the economy and bring jobs back online to help stem the impact of COVID-19.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects was important for maintaining jobs and economic growth in Mitchell.
“Every single job that we support makes a huge difference in our local communities – now and as we navigate out of the pandemic,” Alex Hawke said.
The Morrison Government continues to back small business with the announcement that it will extend the $150,000 instant asset write-off for six months to 31 December 2020.
Mitchell businesses with annual turnover of less than $500 million will be able to take advantage of this extended timeframe to invest in assets to support their business as the economy reopens and coronavirus health restrictions continue to be eased.