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In the News

Friday, 01 November 2013

 

Wednesday, 30
October 2013


 

Alex Hawke MP, Federal Member for Mitchell today
announced that funding for the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program (ACLGP) had
increased by $25,000.

 

 

“The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant
national period of commemoration in our nation’s history, and the Anzac
Centenary Local Grants Program is an integral part of the Coalition
Government’s commitment to local commemorations in Mitchell”, Alex Hawke said.

 

“The Coalition Government has increased funding available
for Mitchell by $25,000, ensuring that the local community will have up to
$125,000 available to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac.”

 

This increase will ensure that local community-based
events are at the heart of the nation’s commemorative activities. 

 

“It is important that our community works together to
ensure that we pay appropriate tribute to those locals who answered the call to
serve their nation, along with many who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence
of our values and beliefs.”

 

“The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program will give the
Mitchell community the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice that
epitomizes the ANZAC spirit.  There are
many different ways this can be done – from traditional dawn services and
marches of veterans, through to re-enactments of recruiting marches, school-based
education programmes, refurbishing of memorials and honour boards, and the
establishment of new places of commemoration and reflection.”

 

“The Anzac Centenary Community Grants Committee formed in
Mitchell will assess applications for funding and make recommendations to me
about projects to be submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for
consideration.”

 

The closing date to receive applications has been
extended.  Applications must be received
by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs no later than 30 May 2014. 

 

“I will ask the Committee to do everything it can to
ensure that the allocated funding is shared between as many groups and
commemorative events as possible.”

 

“I look forward to working with the community to deliver
commemorations that will honour our nation’s centenary of service, and mark the
nation-defining events of the Centenary of Anzac, in ways that we can all be
proud of.”, Alex Hawke said.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

 Wednesday, 16 October 2013

 

 Alex Hawke MP, Federal Member for
Mitchell welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott
MP, calling for public consideration of the exposure drafts of the carbon tax
repeal bills.

  

“The Prime Minister,
the Hon Tony Abbott, before the election, made a clear commitment that the
Government’s first item of parliamentary business would be to repeal the carbon
tax and yesterday he announced from 1 July 2014, the carbon tax will be
abolished.  This will lower costs for
Mitchell businesses and ease cost of living pressures for households – taking
the pressure off electricity and gas bills for the residents of Mitchell.

   

“The repeal bills
will also contribute to the Government’s deregulation agenda by removing 440
pages of legislation and reducing business compliance costs by about $100
million annually.

 

The exposure drafts
of the carbon tax repeal bills are now available at
www.environment.gov.au/carbon-tax-repeal/consultation.html. Final
date for submissions is 5pm, Monday, 4 November 2013.

 

 

Send
both the completed cover sheet and your submission (in Microsoft Word or other
text based formats) by email or post:

Email: repeal-submissions@environment.gov.au (the preferred option)

Post: Carbon Tax repeal
submissions
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

   

“Public consultation was
seriously lacking in the previous government. Good governments engage in proper
consultation, which can further refine the draft legislation before its
introduction to the Parliament.  I
encourage Mitchell businesses to take this opportunity to have their say, ”concluded
Alex Hawke.

   

For further
information visit
www.alexhawke.com.au


 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

 

The Hon Tony
Abbott made a clear election commitment that the Government’s first item of
parliamentary business would be to repeal the carbon tax.  Our
Prime
Minister
has today announced from 1 July 2014, the carbon tax will be
abolished.  This will lower costs for Mitchell
businesses and ease cost of living pressures for households.

 

The exposure drafts
of the carbon tax repeal bills are now available
online
for public consideration
and the Government invites submissions.  Final
date for submissions is 5pm, Monday, 4 November 2013.

 

For further
information visit
www.environment.gov.au/carbon-tax-repeal/consultation.html

Saturday, 12 October 2013

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Wednesday, 09 October 2013

 

Since September 2001, hundreds of Australian families
have been impacted by major terrorist events in New York, Bali, Jakarta,
London, Egypt, Mumbai and Nairobi.


 

In 2012,
the previous Government agreed to provide financial assistance to victims of
terrorism, but only for future victims and not existing victims. In 2011, I
made a
speech in the Parliament supporting Tony
Abbott, in pushing this worthy cause through the House. I am proud to be part
of a newly elected Government that has rectified this anomaly.


 

The
Department of Human Services will administer this payment and will set up a
system to receive applications from claimants. 


 

Claims can
be made from 21 October 2013. 


 

More information
is available through the Department of Human Services on 1800 040 226, or at
www.humanservices.gov.au.


 

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