In the News

Monday, 07 February 2022

Supported with $1.5 million in Morrison Government funding, Lifeline has today launched a 24/7 crisis text service to expand its support for Australians struggling with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australians are reaching out to Lifeline’s crisis support and suicide prevention services in record numbers, hitting more than 3700 calls in one day last month.

Monday, 31 January 2022

The Morrison Government’s Online Safety Act has come into force, with even stronger powers to keep Australians safe online.

The Online Safety Act 2021 gives Australia’s eSafety Commissioner (eSafety) substantial new powers to protect all Australians – adults now as well as children – across most online platforms and forums where people can experience abuse or harm.

Please visit esafety and learn how the new laws can help you.

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

On Australia Day, we reflect on the past, present and future, listen and respect each other’s stories, contributions and aspirations and celebrate being Australian together because we are all part of the story of Australia.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

The $260 million National Partnership on Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence has been rolled out, with New South Wales receiving their first payment of $20.032 million to help address increased demand for frontline services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said The Morrison Government is committed to working collaboratively and cooperatively with our state and territory counterparts to ensure women and children have access to support they need to live free of violence.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

From today, small and medium food and beverage manufacturers in Mitchell can apply for a grant of up to $25,000 each to save money on energy bills, improve energy efficiency and adopt new energy technologies under the latest $19.9 million round of the Energy Efficient Communities (EEC) program.