Thank you to the People of Mitchell

I thank the Prime Minister for my recent appointment to Cabinet as Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs.

Coming from Western Sydney and a migrant family myself I understand how important a well-managed migration program is for our society and for our economic prosperity.

Under the Morrison Government Australia continues to successfully integrate people from so many different cultures and backgrounds into our values and way of life. It is a privilege to be part of that great tradition.

Thank you to every person who makes this possible for me. My loving family and the many people that I seek advice from every day.

And to you, my community, it is a moment of quiet pride for me to be able to be the first Cabinet Minister to represent the Federal electorate of Mitchell since its inception in 1949.

Thank you for your immense support in continuing to represent you and our beautiful country in our Parliament.

Stronger Communities Program – Round 7 Expressions of interest open on Tuesday, 26 October for Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme (SCP7), giving local governing bodies and community groups an opportunity to nominate projects for grants of up to $20,000.

This latest funding injection will support up to 20 projects across our communities, supporting jobs and delivering an economic boost to drive our recovery on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This type of investment brings people together by strengthening social connections, building community participation, and delivering a brighter and more vibrant future for communities.

I strongly encourage interested organisations to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form regarding projects important to them and our community. Grants from $2,500 up to $20,000 are available to cover up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs, or up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs for local governing bodies.

Expression of Interest (EOI) applications close Friday, 26 November 2021. For further information please visit


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