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Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, is encouraging local community groups to apply for new swimming grants to enable or improve opportunities for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds to enjoy this great Aussie past-time.
Working in partnership with Swimming Australia, the Community Swimming Grants Program allows organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $10,000 and has been delivered as part of the Morrison Government’s $28.9 million Move It AUS – Participation Grants Program.
Cheaper medicine is on the way for more than 500,000 patients from October 1, with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), in some cases saving over $100,000 per patient.
Medicines to treat lung cancer, lymphoblastic and acute leukaemia, and nausea associated with chemotherapy will now be available to patients on the PBS from tomorrow for just $40.30 per script, or $6.50 with a concession card.
The Morrison Government has delivered on its commitment to shield Australians from discrimination on the basis of religion, with the release of a draft Religious Discrimination Bill. I have previously stated, and still adhere to, that freedom of thought, conscience, speech and worship are essential and vital protections are needed. We need to get this legislation right for our nation. Your submissions are important to developing these Bills before being introduced into Parliament.
The Morrison Government has announced $100 million in funding for programs aimed at empowering people with disability across Australia to be independent and engage fully in social, economic and community life.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said the Individual Capacity Building grants is now open and will fund activities in the community over the next three years that benefit all Australians with disability, their carers and families.
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.