KIDS’ DENTAL SCHEME CUTS HIT HARD

Member for Watson, Tony Burke, today visited Dental on Evaline in Campsie to discuss with local dentist, Dr Joanne Wansa, the impact of Malcolm Turnbull’s move to axe the Child Dental Benefits Scheme.

Health Department figures show families in our local area are among the highest users of the scheme in Australia, meaning locals will be among the hardest hit by Mr Turnbull’s move to axe the Child Dental Benefits Scheme.

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AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SPORTS CLUB TO BUILD “THE BASE”

Member for Watson Tony Burke today announced funding to build a new social and community room called “The Base” at the Australian National Sports Club in Lakemba.

The Base will provide locals with a room designed to provide a friendly, accessible space for sports and recreational activities we well as social gatherings.

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STRONGER COMMUNITIES GRANTS 2016

The Stronger Communities Grants Program lets Members of Parliament engage with their communities to recommend capital investment projects that strengthen their local area.

Up to $150,000 of funding will be available in Watson for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of our local community. Grants of between $5,000 and up to a maximum of $20,000 are available, with applicants required to confirm matched funding in-cash or in-kind on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Applications for this Grant are now CLOSED for 2016.

For further information or assistance, please feel free to call our Electorate Office on (02) 9750 9088. 

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HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR FOR 2016

It's my pleasure to wish everyone in our community a very safe and happy Lunar New Year for 2016!

希望猴年給你帶來健康, 好運和萬事如意。

새해 복 많이 받으세요!

Chúc Mừng Năm Mỗi!

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CANCER COUNCIL PINK RIBBON DAY

One in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime – it’s a shocking statistic.

Around 50 women are told they have breast or gynaecological cancer every day.

Tragically, this year more than 3,000 women won’t survive the diagnosis.

But together we can change these statistics.

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RACIST EXTREMISTS DON'T REPRESENT AUSTRALIA

Today I spoke in Parliament to oppose any further changes to the Racial Discrimination Act that would allow hate speech in Australia.

 

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EID AL-ADHA MESSAGE

I would like to extend my most sincere wishes to everyone in our local community today celebrating Eid al-Adha.

Eid al-Adha is an important time for Muslims around the world to reflect on the sacrifice of Ibrahim and the values they hold dear.

Australia has a rich multicultural community for which we can be proud.

And while we celebrate our faiths in different ways, we share a spirit of generosity and kindness that brings us together.

Eid Mubarak.

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LOCAL STUDENT’S SUCCESS IN ASIA

Member for Watson Tony Burke met with local student Xue Situ at Parliament House in Canberra as part of the inaugural New Colombo Plan Alumni Forum.

Xue’s parents emigrated from China and settled in Campsie. They raised their daughter, Xue, in our local community where she attended Campsie Public School, Canterbury Girls High School and completed her Higher School Certificate at Beverly Hills Girls High School. 

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