GET THE FACTS ABOUT IMMUNISATION

The Turnbull Government has launched a new ‘Get the Facts’ about immunisation campaign to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated. The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said immunisation rates in Australia are high, but can always be improved. “We know parents want evidence based information to support decision making about childhood…

OPERATION SOVEREIGN BORDERS MILESTONE

It’s now been three years since a people smuggler’s boat loaded with Illegal Maritime Arrivals (IMAs) reached Australia. Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) has been an outstanding success thanks to the dedication and determination of the men and women of the 16 Commonwealth agencies that make up the Joint Agency Task Force implementing OSB. Boats were…

SUPPORT FOR YOUNGER VETERANS IN DICKSON

Community and ex-service organisations in the electorate of Dickson are invited to apply for grants for projects that deliver sustainable services for younger veterans. The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants programme recognises the importance of the transition phase for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they leave the…

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR DICKSON COMMUNITIES

Community organisations in the electorate of Dickson can now apply for a share of more than $45 million in Australian Government funding for projects to help build inclusive and resilient communities. The Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) grants will help local organisations overcome disadvantage and build strong, safe, socially cohesive communities. The Member for Dickson…

CHANGES TO CITIZENSHIP LAWS INTRODUCED INTO PARLIAMENT

The Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (the Bill) has been introduced into Parliament. This Bill implements the commitment made by the Turnbull Government to strengthen the test for Australian citizenship by putting Australian values first. This Bill puts into effect requirements that applicants will pledge…

STRENGTHENING THE INTEGRITY OF AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP

The Turnbull Government will strengthen Australian citizenship by putting Australian values at the heart of citizenship processes and requirements. Our reforms will ensure applicants are competent in English, have been a permanent resident for at least four years and commit to embracing Australian values. Australia is an immigration nation. We are the most successful multicultural…

PUTTING AUSTRALIAN WORKERS FIRST

The Turnbull Government will safeguard Australian jobs by abolishing the Subclass 457 Visa for foreign workers and creating a new temporary visa restricted to critical skills shortages. This will ensure Australian workers are given the absolute first priority for jobs, while businesses will be able to temporarily access the critical skills they need to grow…

FLOOD-RESILIENT BRIDGE FOR DRAPER

Moreton Bay Regional Council will construct a new $5 million bridge over the South Pine River at Draper to provide better access and flood immunity for motorists and residents in the local area. Division 10 Councillor Matt Constance said an 80m-long, three-span bridge would be built east of Heather Anne Drive, Draper and replace an…