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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Patients in Mitchell and throughout the North West Sydney will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions, with the Liberal National Government announcing an upgraded licence to PRP Diagnostics Imaging at Norwest Private Hospital.

This full MRI licence means locals will be able to access a Medicare rebate for an estimated 5,900 services a year – saving lives and reducing the costs for patients.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, encourages people with disability, their families or carers, in Mitchell, to have their say on draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

Alex Hawke welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement to begin an important public consultation process to shape the scope of a Royal Commission.

The consultation process was announced by Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and is open until 28 March 2019.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP said today, the Morrison and Berejiklian Governments will ensure the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has a metro line in time for its opening.

The Prime Minister and this Government $3.5 billion rail package commitment would help bring the vision to life, alongside a matching contribution from the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government.

North-South Rail will connect St Marys, the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the Aerotropolis at North Bringelly.

Friday, 01 March 2019

Community organisations will get help to reduce their power bills through the Morrison Government’s $5 million Solar Communities program which is part of new Energy Efficient Communities Program.

A $5 million Solar Communities programme support grants of up to $12,500 for eligible community organisations to apply for funding for small-scale solar energy generation and storage projects.  

Monday, 25 February 2019

The Coalition Government will ensure that residents in Mitchell at risk of heart disease receive timely and appropriate medical advice with the creation of a new Medicare item for heart health checks.

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said from April 1 this year a new dedicated MBS item for heart health checks will support General Practitioners and patients in assessing cardiovascular risk.

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