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Monday, 07 November 2022

HM Queen Elizabeth The Second selflessly served the Commonwealth for an extraordinary 70 years. In honour of this historic milestone the previous federal Government launched a nation-wide ‘Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program’. Today I had the honour of attending the Commemoration of the Queen’s Jubilee Trees and pathway at Balcombe Heights Estate, Baulkham Hills. Thank you to Connie Keith and team for the vision of this fitting tribute in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth The Second.

Wednesday, 02 November 2022

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of guns falling silent on the Western Front in the First World War: the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Our nation stands in silent reflection for one minute each year to commemorate and honour the more than 102,000 Australians who have suffered and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

It is important that their service and sacrifice is never forgotten.

Local Remembrance Day services:

Sunday, 6 November:

Wednesday, 02 November 2022

Last week, Peter Dutton, Leader of the Opposition, delivered his Budget-in-Reply speech stating the test for the Government was to build on the strong position inherited from the Coalition to address the cost-of-living crisis bearing down Australians.

Labor has failed this test.

This budget does nothing to assist your family budget.

This budget fails families in Mitchell at a time when they really need a plan to address cost of living pressures.

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

The War Widows/Widowers Day was announced by the NSW Government to be held on the 19th of October 2022; a day that pays homage to the legacy of Australian War Widows NSW and founder, Mrs Jessie Vasey OBE CBE.

It was a pleasure to attend the inaugural War Widows/Widowers Day at Castle Hill RSL Club today.  Thank you to the Castle Hill RSL Sub-branch for hosting the morning tea and for all those who attended to come together and honour those widowed by war and Defence service. We gathered to acknowledge and pay tribute to their sacrifices and those of their families.


Tuesday, 18 October 2022

The Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, together with Tristan Smith, Chief Executive Officer, hosted 150 local students at the Mitchell Youth Leadership Forum at YMCA – Yarramundi from the 15-15 October 2022.

“After the past two years with restrictions due to COVID-19, it was great to be back to the two- and half-day format at the new venue at Yarramundi.