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JASON FALINSKI DELIVERS FOR SPORTING GROUPS ON THE BEACHES

Jason Falinski has announced the Budget will see investments into many sporting clubs on the Beaches. With $500,000 awarded to Manly Warringah Football Association for upgrades to Cromer Park, $170,000 for upgrades to St Matthews Farm and $53,000 to Wakehurst Rugby Club for upgrades to their home ground.

 

Jason Falinski said this is an exciting time to be involved in sport on the Beaches.

 

“Our Liberal Government is delivering local infrastructure that our community expects and deserves.

 

"Cromer Park is one of our elite sporting grounds on the Beaches and the fact that they have a canteen from the 70's with numerous issues isn't up to scratch, we started a petition to get funding for the upgrades and I’m pleased to say that it has now payed off.

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GET THE HEALTH FUNDING FACTS

Jason Falinski has launched a new Health Funding Facts website to help families in the Beaches see how they are benefiting from the Morrison Government’s strong track record on guaranteeing essential health services.

 

www.health.gov.au/health-funding-facts is a one-stop-shop enabling families to access data on how the Morrison Government is investing in:

  • Record health and hospital funding
  • Historic high bulk billing rates
  • A record number of life-saving medicines subsidised through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

 

Jason Falinski said the new online estimator showed  funding for NSW Hospitals growing from $4.308 billion in 2012-13 to an estimated $8.695 billion in 2024-25 because of the Morrison Government’s $30 billion public hospital agreement signed with the states and territories.

 

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FUNDING TO REDUCE ENERGY COSTS AND EMISSIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Community organisations and small businesses will get help to reduce their power bills and their carbon footprint through the Liberal Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program.

 

Funding is available in two streams:

 

Community Organisations – grants of up to $12,500 for eligible community organisations is available for funding of small-scale solar energy generation and storage projects. 

 

Small Businesses - grants of up to $20,000 will be available for small businesses. High-energy using businesses may receive up to $25,000.

 

 

Jason Falinski encouraged community groups like Men’s Sheds, community centres, women’s associations, Rural Fire Brigade’s, community owned child care centres, sports clubs, Scout or Guide groups and surf lifesaving clubs on the Beaches to apply.

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FUNDING FOR MANLY WARRINGAH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION ONLY THE BEGINNING

Jason Falinski announced $10,000 will be awarded to Manly Warringah Football Association as part of his Stronger Communities Programme. 

 

Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski said the $10,000 would go towards upgrades of the amenities and the canteen at Cromer Park.

 

"Cromer Park is one of our elite sporting grounds on the Beaches and the fact that they have a canteen from the 70's with numerous issues isn't up to scratch.

 

"I will continue to fight for more funding for our sporting clubs and I know there are some great plans ahead, especially for the home of football, Cromer Park," Mr Falinski said. 

 

CEO of Manly Warringah Football Association David Mason welcomed the funding which will enhance the facilities provided to over 18,000 members.

 

"Manly Warringah Football Association has over 18,000 registered players, men women and children from all ages. This funding means we can upgrade our amenities and canteen in line with modern facilities and offer our players, parents and families a clean, safe and comfortable environment when they come to Cromer Park to watch local community games and Manly United representative matches.

 

"Thanks to Jason we are now able to focus on growing football on the Northern Beaches and plan for the future development of Cromer Park, which is the home of football on the Northern Beaches," Mr Mason said.

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MEETING OUR CLIMATE COMMITMENTS

Australia will meet its international climate targets without wrecking the economy and driving power prices sky high.

The Liberal Government today announced a $3.5 billion Climate Solutions Package.

Prime MinisterScott Morrison said Australians recognise climate change and the importance of protecting the environment.

“We will meet our global commitments, and do what is right for our environment, without taking a wrecking ball to the economy.

“We have an obligation to preserve the environment for our children. We also have an obligation to hand over a strong economy, where our kids and grandkids can get jobs.

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LABOR CLAIMS CREDIT FOR NORTHERN BEACHES HOSPITAL

Labor has embarrassingly claimed credit for the Northern Beaches Hospital in their latest video. I welcome Labor using the hospital in all of their advertising; in fact they should use it more often. The hospital just shows what the Liberals are able to achieve in Government. We are investing in schools, healthcare, transport, infrastructure and childcare – and we can only do these things because of a strong economy.

 

Only under the Liberals major projects such as the Northern Beaches Hospital and the Beaches Link Tunnel can be delivered.

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MARINE PARKS GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Liberal Government is further strengthening environmental protection of Australia’s marine parks with a $5 million fund to improve conservation and encourage sustainable fishing practices.

 

Our Marine Park Grants build on the Coalition’s world-leading management plans implemented last year, which delivered new levels of protection for 3.2 million square kilometres of pristine marine areas.

 

The program, part of the $35 million Fisheries Assistance and User Engagement Package, will support industries and communities transition their operations under the new arrangements.

 

Jason Falinski encouraged eligible groups and individuals in the Beaches to apply for assistance through the grants program.

 

“It’s important that we continue to build on the work to preserve our unique marine areas in the Beaches and ensure they remain in a pristine state for future generations,” Mr Falinski said.

 

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$54 MILLION FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES RESEARCH

The Liberal Government will provide $54.5 million for research that will give new hope and support to the more than 120,000 Australian children and adults, including many in the Beaches living with type 1 diabetes.

 

Jason Falinski said the funding is provided through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

 

“Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Australia will receive $25 million to advance its Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network.” Mr Falinski said.

 

“An additional $4.5 million in funding will be provided to JDRF Australia over three years to further assist with the strategic vision and national leadership of the research network”.

 

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said an initial investment of $25 million will also be dedicated to broader diabetes research under the $125 million MRFF Targeted Translation Research Accelerator initiative, to help progress early stage health and medical research discoveries to reach proof-of-concept and progress to clinical trials. Projects will be funded following an open and competitive grant round.

 

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CHILDREN OFF NAURU

Every asylum seeker child has now been removed from Nauru or has had their claim processed and has a clear path off the island, Jason Falinski announced today.

 

The Liberal Government's strong border protection policies mean we’ve been able to stop the boats and work through the backlog of cases Labor created when 50,000 people arrived on 800 boats on their watch.

 

Mr Falinski said he was proud that have every child that the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd Government's had put in detention were now resettled. 

 

"Under Labor we saw 50,000 people arrive on 800 boats, tragically, 1,200 people drown at sea.

 

"Because of Labors policy, 8,000 children were among the 50,000 asylum seekers that were placed in 17 detention centres created by Labor.

 

"We have closed those detention centres and today, I'm proud to say that no children will be in held in any detention centre," Mr Falinski said.  

 

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INCREASING & EXTENDING THE INSTANT ASSET WRITE-OFF IN THE BEACHES

The Liberal Government continues to back small business by increasing the instant asset write-off threshold from $20,000 to $25,000, effective immediately, and extending the initiative for another year.

 

The instant asset write-off will enable 50,281 small businesses in the Beaches with an annual turnover of less than $10 million to access the new $25,000 incentive from now until 30 June 2020.

 

Jason Falinski said the Government will introduce legislation to give effect to this measure when Parliament returns next month.

 

“The Liberal Government understands that when business owners are able to keep more of their own money, they are able to invest back into the business, boost productivity, grow the economy and create new and local jobs,” Mr Falinski said.

 

“The increase and extension of the instant asset write-off builds on our Government’s record of backing small and medium businesses and the approximately seven million Australians they employ.”

 

“Backing small business is part of our plan for a stronger economy to help them reach their potential and create even more jobs,” Mr Falinski said.  

 

 

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