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Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, is encouraging local preschools to introduce pre-schoolers to a new language in 2018.
Applications are now open for participation in the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program which engages pre-schoolers with languages other than English through a series of fun, play-based apps, which are aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework.
Alex Hawke said this program is part of the Turnbull Government’s efforts to boost language learning backed by $15.7 million in funding.
Mr HAWKE (Mitchell—Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection) (10:40): I rise today to mark Friday, 1 September, which was Jersey Day, a very important event sparked by a family in my electorate who came up with this initiative to raise awareness of the DonateLife Network as part of the Organ and Tissue Authority.
The Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, is encouraging local community organisations in Mitchell to submit an expression of interest for funding under the Stronger Communities Programme.
The Stronger Communities Programme, announced in this year’s Budget, will deliver $150,000 for the electorate of Mitchell to fund capital projects which deliver social benefits.
Expressions of Interest are being sought for the grants. Examples of projects which may be funded under the programme include:
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, encouraged community and ex-service organisations to apply for grants for projects that deliver sustainable services for younger veterans.
Alex Hawke said the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program recognises the importance of the transition phase for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they leave the military.
“$1 million is available in the second round for projects that build community support and service the unique needs of younger veterans transitioning to civilian life,” Alex Hawke said.
Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the first results from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, with the high quality data-set revealing how has grown and developed over time, said Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP.
“Census data is used by individuals, businesses and governments at all levels to make important decisions and the data from the 2016 Census can be used with confidence.”