Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Your Local Politician's Say -

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


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.


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.


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.

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