In the News

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke MP, is encouraging young local athletes to apply for the Local Sporting Champions program.

The Local Sporting Champions program is designed to support young people participating in state, national and international level sporting championships as an athlete, coach or official.

“These grants help aspiring young athletes to realise their goals. It is a way of supporting the next generation of Australian sporting champions, said Alex Hawke.

Wednesday, 02 July 2014

Alex Hawke MP, Federal Member for Mitchell, advises the local community that applications for grant funding under the new Department of Social Services (DSS) grant arrangements are now open.

The Coalition Government is committed to empowering not-for-profit community groups to deliver services that respond to issues in the Hills district through this new round of grants.

Monday, 02 June 2014

North West Sydney is one of 18 areas selected under Coalition Government’s new Work for the Dole arrangements for young job seekers.

Federal member for Alex Hawke MP, Federal Member for Mitchell today announced 18 to 30 year olds in North West Sydney who have been unemployed for twelve months or more and receiving Newstart and/or Youth Allowance (other) will be required to do Work for the Dole in 2014/15.

Alex Hawke said from 1 July 2014 participants will complete around 15 hours per week for six months in a work-like environment.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

From today, long day care services in Mitchell can apply to share in the largest-ever investment in the professional development of their educators.

Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke MP, welcomed the opening of applications for the Abbott Government’s $200 million Long Day Care Professional Development Programme (LDCPDP).

Alex Hawke said all long day care services were eligible to apply, with additional support for early childhood teachers, as well as services located in regional, rural and remote communities, to help tackle skills shortages in both areas.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke MP, said the Abbott Coalition Government is delivering on its commitment to introduce Trade Support Loans for apprentices to encourage more young people to take up a trade and complete their qualification.

“All too often, young apprentices do not complete their training because they cannot afford the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship,

“These loans will ease the financial burden and help increase apprenticeship completion rates,” Alex Hawke said