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In the News

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

 Monday, 26 August 2013

 

The Coalition will help retirees
by indexing the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, provide $200 million to
dementia research and help young apprentices with a HECS-like apprentice loan
scheme.

 

“We have a clear plan to build a
stronger economy to provide more jobs and more support to those who need it”,
said Alex Hawke, Liberal candidate for Mitchell.

 

Alex Hawke said the indexing of
the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) will provide retirees with peace of
mind.


 

 “When I talk to seniors they tell me their
number one concern is rising cost of living pressures, particularly the rising
costs for healthcare as well as rising utility bills. 


 

“That is why the Coalition will
scrap the carbon tax, keep fortnightly pension and benefit increases, end
Labor’s war on private health insurance and index the CSHC.

 

“The Coalition will also provide
an additional $200 million for dementia research.

 

“Most families have been impacted
by this insidious disease.  Without a medical breakthrough, nearly one
million Australians will be suffering from dementia by 2050, Alex Hawke said.


 

“This is an investment in the
future health of every family in Mitchell”.

 


 

Alex Hawke said new $20,000 Trade
Support Loans for apprentices will help young apprentices finish their
apprenticeship.

 


 

“We all know that apprentices
struggle and that apprenticeship completion rates are far too low.

 


 

“Our Trade Support Loans will be
repayable at the same thresholds as FEE-HELP loans for university students, so
apprentices do not have to repay any money until they are earning a sustainable
income.

 


 

“This policy will help lift
apprenticeship completion rates, build Australia’s skilled workforce and
strengthen the economy.

 


 

“The election is a choice between
the Coalition and its Real Solutions Plan to build a stronger Australia or
another three years of Labor chaos and confusion,” concluded Alex Hawke.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

 Friday, 23 August 2013

 

Alex Hawke
MP, Liberal candidate for Mitchell, was delighted to join with other local
dignitaries and small business owners to welcome the “Too Big to Ignore” Small
Business campaign to Rouse Hill yesterday morning.

 

“It was
great to join with the NSW Business Chamber and some of the hard working locals
who work in the over 6,000 small businesses in Mitchell to discuss the
Coalition’s Plan for small business,”

 

 

“Conspicuous
by his absence was the Labor candidate for Mitchell, symbolic of how Labor is
missing in action when it comes to assisting small business. After having five
Small Business Ministers in just over 12 months, I doubt that there was much
time to formulate policy in between moving in and out of offices. ” Alex Hawke
said.

 

 


 
“Only the Coalition stands ready
with real solutions to put the business back into small business.”

 

 

An elected Coalition Government
will:

 

·        abolish the Carbon Tax;

 

·        cut $1 billion in red and green
tape costs every year;

 

·        reduce the company tax rate by
1.5 per cent to a new rate of 28.5 per cent;

 

·        reject Labor’s $1.8 billion FBT
hit on cars;

 

·        undertake an independent ‘root
and branch’ review of the competition framework;

 

·        extend unfair contract
protections for small business;

 

·        defer, by two years, the increase
in compulsory employer-funded superannuation;

 

·        protect the rights of independent
contractors and the self-employed;

 

·        improve small business access to
government contracts;

 

·        ensure government agencies pay
all small business bills within 30 days;

 

·        provide small business with a
voice on economic bodies;

 

·        establish a new Small Business
Ombudsman – and specifically work on improving big business ‘fair commercial
conduct’;

 

·        work with the financial sector to
improve access to small business finance;

 

·        refine the national Franchising
Code;

 

·        implement our policy to Boost
Productivity and Reduce Regulation; and

 

·        ensure small business gets a seat
at the B20 forum.

Monday, 12 August 2013

 

Alex Hawke
MP, Liberal candidate for Mitchell, has condemned Labor candidate for Mitchell,
Andrew Punch for an unfair and false claim about Coalition plans for the GST.

 

This is a
perfect example of a ‘punch below the belt’, conduct that is plainly unfair and
contrary to good sportsmanship.

 

All Australians
know that the Coalition has no plans to alter the GST if elected and for Mr
Punch to claim otherwise is plainly wrong, said Alex Hawke
.

 

For Mr
Punch to list everyday items that will rise in price under a mythical GST
increase is blatant fear mongering and insulting to the residents of Mitchell.

 

 

Tony
Abbott has been absolutely clear: the GST is not going to change.
Instead the Coalition has a plan to abolish
the carbon tax and reduce the cost of living.

 

 

Labor
are running a scare campaign. There will be a scare a day and a lie a day from
the Labor Party
. The
Australian people should expect a lie a day from an increasingly desperate
Labor Party.

 

 

I also
plead with Mr Punch to not ‘punch below the belt’ and instead fight a fair
campaign based on fact.

Monday, 12 August 2013

 Monday, 12 August 2013

 

Alex Hawke
MP, Liberal candidate for Mitchell, has condemned Labor candidate for Mitchell,
Andrew Punch for an unfair and false claim about Coalition plans for the GST.


“This is a
perfect example of a ‘punch below the belt’, conduct that is plainly unfair and
contrary to good sportsmanship.

 

“All Australians
know that the Coalition has no plans to alter the GST if elected and for Mr
Punch to claim otherwise is plainly wrong, said Alex Hawke.

 


 

“For Mr
Punch to list everyday items that will rise in price under a mythical GST
increase is blatant fear mongering and insulting to the residents of Mitchell.


 


 

Tony
Abbott has been absolutely clear: the GST is not going to change.
Instead the Coalition has a plan to abolish
the carbon tax and reduce the cost of living.



 
“Labor
are running a scare campaign. There will be a scare a day and a lie a day from
the Labor Party
. The
Australian people should expect a lie a day from an increasingly desperate
Labor Party.


 

I also
plead with Mr Punch to not ‘punch below the belt’ and instead fight a fair
campaign based on fact.” concluded Alex Hawke.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013

 

At this election, the Coalition offers
strong, experienced and stable government, a stronger economy, stronger
borders, a stronger Australia and a better future – for all Australians.

Only the Coalition can form the strong,
stable government to deliver a stronger economy with more jobs, real help for
families and small business, lower taxes and secure borders.

The Coalition is ready nationally
and I am ready locally to fight an election and speak about our real solutions
plan for the future.  In particular, locally I will be working for a
stronger economy focussed on reducing the substantial burdens from Government
on small and medium businesses that make up the backbone of our community.Click here to read further.

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