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In the News

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke MP, welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of the commencement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into child care and early childhood learning across Australia.

This announcement delivers on the Government’s priority commitment to task the Productivity Commission to inquire into how the child care system can be made more flexible, affordable and accessible.

The inquiry is the first public examination of its type since the 1990s.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Alex Hawke MP, Federal Member for Mitchell today announced that Australians who would like the opportunity to attend ANZAC Day commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015 can apply for the ballot now.

“The 100th anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli will be very significant commemorative occasion for the people of both nations,” Alex Hawke said.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Friday, 08 November 2013

Alex Hawke MP, Federal Member for Mitchell, encouraged the community to attend a Remembrance Day service on Monday, 11 November and pay tribute to our brave men and women who have served our country in war, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

 “We have a proud history of military service, with our sons and daughters serving across all conflicts.  It is important that on this day we stand together and remember their bravery, dedication and sacrifice,” said Alex Hawke.

Friday, 08 November 2013

 Thursday, 7 November 2013


Hawke MP, Federal Member for Mitchell welcomed the announcement to ‘scrap the
cap’ made by the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP.


of nurses, teachers, doctors and other hard working locals in Mitchell will be
the big winners from the Coalition Government’s decision today to reverse
Labor’s cap on tax deductibility of self-education expenses.


the vast bulk of claims for self-education expenses coming from those earning
less than $80,000, this was a cap on those on the frontline of the health and
education sector, Alex Hawke said.


the cap is great news for residents of Mitchell who would have struggled to
afford critical education courses and vital self-accreditation, said Alex Hawke.


“The previous Labor Government announced a cap of
$2,000 on tax‑deductibility for self‑education expenses as a part of their $2.8
billion worth of cuts to higher education.”


in Mitchell should have access to necessary training to maintain their
professional accreditation and skills and by scrapping the cap the Coalition
will ensure this is possible,” concluded Alex Hawke.