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2020 has been a year that none of us will forget. After fires, flood and drought, our country was hit by COVID-19 and the impact to our way of life was significant.
Christmas is a wonderful opportunity for families, friends and neighbours to come together and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and Australia’s Christian heritage. It also a time to be grateful for the blessings of peace and prosperity we enjoy as a nation.
Mr HAWKE (Mitchell—Minister for International Development and the Pacific and Assistant Defence Minister) (10:39): Today I rise to speak about and thank those who assisted at a major fire which occurred recently within my electorate of Mitchell.
A local community group in Mitchell will benefit from a share of $2.7 million from the Morrison Government to support the work of local volunteers.
The grant awarded is between $1,000 and $5,000 and will enable the local organisation to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said volunteers are an integral part of our society, especially during difficult times.
Thanks, Greg. And look, on behalf of the Government, I really want to say a big thank you to every one of the 1500 workers that is here at this ResMed plant.
We thank them for adapting and dealing with some of the most difficult circumstances in 100 years on this campus here in Western Sydney.
It was a pleasure to host the Federal Minister for the Environment, the Hon Sussan Ley in the electorate of Mitchell visiting Baxter Healthcare’s on-site recycling operations including PVC granulator that prepares empty IV bags for use in new products including garden hose and gumboots.
Steven Flynn – General Manager, Australia and New Zealand from Baxter Healthcare undertook a tour of sustainable manufacturing, including solar and gas fire tri-generation, and waste minimization programs in manufacturing of PVC IV fluids bags.