As your Federal Member of Parliament, I can assist with:
• Represent you in Federal Parliament
• Liaise with Minister and Federal Government departments on your behalf
• with congratulatory messages for 50th or 60th Wedding Anniversary and 90th or 100th Birthdays
• Australian Defence Medal (ADM) and Saluting their Service commemorations program – Certificates of Appreciation
HILLS RELAY FOR LIFE – THANK YOU
The 16th annual Hills Relay for Life was held on Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 May 2017 at the Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill. Thank you to everyone who participated is this significant event that touches the lives of everyone. This year team Hills Hawks raised almost $3000 for the NSW Cancer Council. Thank you for contributing to my team to ensure an amazing result for the Hills Relay for Life. It was great to see so many people support our team throughout the day and night and sponsor us to triple our original fundraising goal.
Overall the Hills community raised more than $260,000 that will aid in a number of Cancer Council NSW initiatives including cancer research, and providing practical and emotional support services for patients, carers and families. Thank you again for your contribution to this important community event.
STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME A BOOST FOR MITCHELL
The Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme provided $150,000 over two years to fund small capital projects throughout the Hills district. Between $1,500 and $20,000 was available to reputable, not-for-profit organisations for local projects.
Round 1 and Round 2 provided funding contributions to four local school P&C Associations to assist in cooling their multipurpose buildings as well as upgrading common area seating and landscaping. As well as funding; electronic football scoreboard, upgrade soccer goals, purchase equipment, the upgrade of a scout hall and the purchase of equipment for the Hills State Emergency Services (pictured).
In the May Budget further funding was announced for a third round of the Stronger Communities Program (SCP) in 2017-18. As with previous rounds $150,000 will be available per electorate. Round 3 is expected to open later this year. To register your interest, please contact my office on 9899 7211.
GAMBLING ADVERTISING – ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS
The Turnbull Government has responded to community concern over the level of gambling advertising in live sport during children’s hours. On 6 May 2017 the Government announced that it will introduce additional restrictions on gambling promotions.
From March 2018, further restrictions will apply to gambling promotions during live sports programs broadcast before 8.30 pm on commercial television, commercial radio, subscription television and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). The restrictions will also apply to online platforms. Gambling promotions will not be able to be broadcast from five minutes before the scheduled start of play in a sports event and for five minutes after play, or to 8:30 pm, whichever comes first. The restrictions will apply between 5.00 am and 8.30 pm consistent with other protections for children, for example restrictions in relation to MA15+ programming, alcohol advertising and intimate products. This will reduce children’s exposure to gambling promotions and ensure a clear safe zone for children and families.
These further gambling advertising restrictions establish a clear safe zone for parents to have confidence that, throughout live sports broadcasts during these hours, children will not see any broadcast gambling promotions.