FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MITCHELL – HON ALEX HAWKE MP

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 – 20-21 MAY

Each year I have the pleasure to support and participate in the NSW Cancer Council’s Hills Relay for Life. I will again be getting a team together this year to participate in, and it would be great to have you join my team.

The Hills Relay for Life will be held on Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 May 2017 at the Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill. Cancer is a terrible scourge that has affected many people in our community, and whilst doctors and researchers continue to work tirelessly to discover a cure, we can all do our part by raising awareness and raising funds to support their vital work.

Please join the Hills Hawks team or please donate online any amount to this worthy cause.

MITCHELL LOCAL SPORTING GRANTS

The Local Sporting Champions program is designed to support young people participating in state, national and international level sporting championships as an athlete, coach or official. I encourage young local athletes to apply for Round 1, 2017-18 of the Local Sporting Champions program.

Our community has a wealth of outstanding junior sportspeople in the Hills district and it is important that we support the next generation of Australian sporting champions.

Since 2008, the Mitchell Local Sporting Grants have been allocated to over 200 successful recipients across a variety of sports, including AFL, swimming, Judo and Rugby League. It would be great to have a broader range of sports, including cricket, netball, or hockey, represented in this next round.

Applications for grants can be made to the Australian Sports Commission online at www. alexhawke.com.au (click on the Local Sporting Champions icon). Successful applicants will be determined by a local sports panel from the Hills district. Applications close Friday, 30 June 2017.

A grant of $500 per individual is available to help meet costs such as travel, equipment, uniforms and accommodation.

In order to be eligible to receive a Local Sporting Champions grant applicants must:

  • be aged 12 to 18 years (inclusive);
  • be required to travel a return distance of 250 kilometres or more;
  • be an Australian citizen; and
  • be participating in an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state or national sporting competition, or national school sporting competition.
  • Must complete and submit application to the ASC prior to the nominated championship commencing.

These grants help families in alleviating some of the costs for their child to compete at an elite level in their chosen sport. I encourage all eligible junior sporting achievers to apply for the Mitchell Local Sporting Grant.

LOWER TAXES DELIVERED FOR MITCHELL SMALL BUSINESS

Australia’s 3.1 million small businesses – including the 17,535 small businesses in the Mitchell electorate – will pay less tax under the Government’s Ten Year Enterprise Tax Plan recently passed in Parliament.

Mitchell businesses with turnovers up to $10 million are now defined as small businesses and will pay a lower company tax rate of 27.5 per cent from this financial year, before eventually falling to 25 per cent. https://www.business.gov.au/ smallbusiness.

The Government understands delivering lower company taxes means more Australians can start a small business, have a go and create jobs.