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Thursday, 07 February 2019

The Liberal National Government will provide $54.5 million for research that will give new hope and support to the more than 120,000 Australian children and adults, including many in Mitchell living with type 1 diabetes.

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said the funding is provided through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

“Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Australia will receive $25 million to advance its Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network.” Alex Hawke said.

Thursday, 07 February 2019

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said the Morrison Government’s reforms to child care were driving down out-of-pocket costs for parents in Mitchell.

Alex Hawke said since our Government’s Child Care Subsidy was introduced on 2 July 2018, out-of-pocket child care costs for families had reduced by 10.4 per cent.

“The Morrison Government is providing record funding and greater support to families in Mitchell as part of its new Child Care Package, including the Child Care Subsidy,” Alex Hawke said.

Thursday, 07 February 2019

The Coalition Government is making a significant investment of $36.8 million for Parkinson’s medical research through the Garvan Institute’s Australian Parkinson Mission and in Parkinson’s nurses to improve the life of people living with the disease and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating condition.

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said Parkinson’s disease is recognised as the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in Australia.

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP is calling on sport and physical activity providers in Mitchell to apply for funding for a national $28.9million program aimed at encouraging Australians to get more active.

Alex Hawke MP urges sporting groups and local government organisations to create or enhance programs that would help attract people across a wide range of age, ability and location to participate in physical activity and sport.

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Coalition Government will invest a further $47 million to continue to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians through headspace with a new youth mental health ambassadors project and funding for its head office.

About 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are estimated to have a mental illness and one in four young Australians aged 16 to 24 experience mental illness in any given year.

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