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CHILDREN and now grandchildren of Vietnam veterans in Mitchell are encouraged to apply for funding under the Long Tan Bursary scheme for the 2020 educational year.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said the Long Tan Bursary scheme honoured the service and sacrifice of Australia’s Vietnam War veterans by providing financial support for their children and grandchildren to undertake post-secondary education.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP said applications for the second round of Australian Aid: Friendship Grants are now open.
Australian Aid: Friendship Grants are part of the Australian Government’s commitment to strengthening relationships with our partners in the Indo-Pacific.
Established in 2018, the three-year $10 million program supports community organisations’ development efforts overseas. Eligible not-for-profit organisations can apply for one-off grants of $30,000 to $60,000.
More than 4,640 people in Mitchell will benefit from a multi-million dollar boost across the next four years following the Morrison Government’s decision to cut deeming rates.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP said the decision will make a difference to the lives of people in Mitchell.
The lower deeming rate will decrease from 1.75 per cent to 1.0 per cent for financial investments up to $51,800 for single pensioners and $86,200 for pensioner couples. The upper deeming rate will be cut from 3.25 per cent to 3.0 per cent for balances over these amounts.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP said over 60,000 low and middle income earners in Mitchell will start to receive immediate tax relief from next week.
“The Coalition Government has delivered on its promise to build a better tax system and provide more tax relief in Mitchell, Alex Hawke said.
“This will ensure low and middle income earners in Mitchell will keep more of what they earn and have more money in their pockets. This will ultimately boost household consumption, which will be good for the overall economy.
A re-elected Morrison Government will help community groups in Mitchell to lower their power bills and play their part in reducing Australia’s emissions by providing grants to eligible community organisations for small-scale solar and battery projects.
The $5 million Solar Communities Program forms part of the Coalition Government’s $50 million investment in the Energy Efficient Communities Program.