FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MITCHELL

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

Official Opening of the Gracewood Centre, Kellyville

Baptist Care Gracewood Centre Opeing
Baptist Care Gracewood Centre Opeing

It was a pleasure to join the Chair, Judith Carpenter and CEO, Ross Low of BaptistCare to officially open the Gracewood Centre at Kellyville. The Gracewood Centre will enable residents who require a greater level of care the ability to stay within the Gracewood community, close to their family and friends. I thank BaptistCare for their commitment to older Australians in providing access to all levels of care within the Hills district.

Visa cancellations for serious crimes

More than 1000 foreign nationals who committed serious crimes in Australia were stripped of their visas in 2016 under the strengthened provisions of section 501 of the Migration Act.

They included those convicted of murder, manslaughter, sexual offences against children, violent crimes such as assault and grievous bodily harm, armed robbery, serious drug offences, kidnapping, people smuggling and for involvement in organized crime.

In 2016 there were 359 visa cancellations in NSW, 301 in Queensland, 173 in Victoria, 168 in Western Australia, 41 in South Australia, seven in the Northern Territory, four in the ACT and three in Tasmania.

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the Turnbull Government was determined to do all it could to protect the Australian community.

ANZAC DAY SCHOOL AWARDS 2017 – applications close 26 May 2017

The Anzac Day Schools’ Awards 2017 are open to all primary and secondary schools. The Awards are designed to promote learning, encourage initiative and creativity in the way schools commemorate Anzac Day, with an emphasis on innovation balanced with tradition.

Applications close Friday, 26 May 2017. For further information visit https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/ competitions/anzac-day-schoolsawards- 2017

Korean Peace Medal presentation

(Mr Eric Callow, Korean Consul General, Mr Sansoo Yoon, and Mr Bill Strutton)
(Mr Eric Callow, Korean Consul General,
Mr Sansoo Yoon, and Mr Bill Strutton)

The Castle Hill RSL Sub Branch recently hosted a special event with the Korean Consul General, Mr Sansoo Yoon that I was honoured to attend. The Korean Consul General awarded the Korean Peace Medal to 2 of our local Korean War Veterans, Eric Callow and Bill Strutton. This was a great honour for them and their families and a reminder of two nations shared values.

Our Government continues to work with our friends and partners, the Republic of Korea to uphold peace and stability in North Asia.

Harmony Day – 21 March 2017

Harmony Day is a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in common. We have a proud history of welcoming people from all over the world and our community is stronger because of it. Around 45 per cent of Australians were born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas. There are many ways you can participate in Harmony Day. Visit www.harmony.gov.au for further information.

50th Anniversary: Baulkham Hills North Public School

Baulkham Hills North Public School will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary in the week leading up to and including the annual MayFair to be held on Saturday, 20 May 2017.

The School is keen to hear from any former students who would like to contribute memories or memorabilia to the 50th Anniversary celebrations. Please email baulkham_p.school@det.nsw.edu.au. For information on how you can be involved visit www.mayfair.org.au or Facebook or email bhnpsmayfair@ gmail.com.