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LOWER, FAIRER AND SIMPLER TAXES DELIVERED FOR WORKING AUSTRALIANS IN THE BEACHES

Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski and Member for Warringah Tony Abbott have welcomed the delivery of income tax relief for Australian workers.

 

“Taxes in Australia will now be lower, fairer and simpler. 130,777 people and their families on the Peninsula will benefit from tax relief of up to $530 in 2018-19,” Mr Falinski said.

 

“This is a win for working Australians who want to get ahead. When you earn more, get a pay rise or work more hours, you won’t face ever-increasing tax rates,” Mr Abbott said.

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Mackellar preschools and schools to take part in languages program

The Turnbull Government will expand its successful Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program into more preschools and schools in Mackellar.

 

Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski encouraged Mackellar preschools and schools to get on-board and give their students the opportunity to learn a second language.

 

“The Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program has already been very successful in getting local students engaged and interested in learning a language,” Mr Falinski said.

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BEACHES BUSINESSES OPEC SYSTEMS AND BLUEYE EYEWEAR TO BE SHOWCASED AT EUROSATORY TRADESHOW IN PARIS, FRANCE

Mackellar businesses OPEC Systems and Blueye Eyewear will have the chance to make valuable connections and seek export opportunities in the European market when they showcase their products at the 2018 Eurosatory tradeshow in Paris.

 

OPEC Systems, from Belrose specialises in Checmical Biological Radiological Nuclear Protective Ensembles and Blueye Eyewear, from Killarney Heights specialises in ballistic eyewear including sunglasses and goggles.

 

These businesses will travel to Paris, France as part of Team Defence Australia to showcase their capabilities to a wide variety of companies and government and military representatives from Europe and beyond.

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Roll up your sleeves for the Flu shot Today

Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski has acted to help lift flu immunisation rates by getting his flu vaccination administered by a local community pharmacist.

 

A recent Pharmacy Guild study showed an alarming 50 per cent of Australians were not planning to be immunised this year, while only 43 per cent were aware they need a flu shot every year to achieve maximum protection against the disease.

 

Mr Falinkki received his flu vaccination at Priceline Pharmacy Dee Why, highlighting just how easy it is to access this very important health service through community pharmacies.

 

"Local pharmacies like Priceline Dee Why are just one of the ways you can receive this year's Flu shot.

 

"The Turnbull Government has made access to the Flu vaccine free for over 65's as well as mandating Aged Care Workers be vaccinated, these measures ensure that our most vulnerable are protected." Mr Falinski said. 

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World Environment Day

CELEBRATING WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY IN THE BEACHES

Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski encourages residents of the Beaches to celebrate World Environment Day today, Tuesday 5 June.

 

“World Environment Day is observed to encourage awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

“It’s also a great opportunity to celebrate our beautiful local environment here in Mackellar” Mr Falinski said.

 

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Free legal help available to volunteer organisations

Jason Falinski said free legal resources would be made available to community organisations in the Beaches to better support volunteers.

 

The Turnbull Government is investing $250,000 to fund the delivery of online legal resources to help not-for-profit organisations and volunteers.

 

Justice Connect will provide legal support to organisations in Mackellar to help keep volunteers safe and better manage their operations. Online resources, including apps,
e-learning modules, webinars, and a comprehensive national guide of best practice, will be rolled out later this year.

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FUNDING OPEN FOR VETERANS’ HEALTH WEEK

Nutrition will be the theme for this year’s Veterans’ Health week with funding for applications to support events highlighting the week now open for Ex-Service organisations (ESOs) and community groups.

 

Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski said Veterans’ Health Week in September was a fantastic opportunity for Ex-Service organisations and community groups to positively engage with veterans in their communities and promote the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle.

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The Turnbull Government’s Plan for a Stronger Economy – Budget 2018

The Turnbull Government is sticking to its plan to build a stronger economy to benefit all Australians, the Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski said today.

“Under the Government’s economic plan jobs are being created, investment is rising and the budget is strengthening.  This means that we can continue to guarantee the essential services Australians rely on.”

Our plan will:

  • Deliver lower, fairer and simpler taxes to encourage and reward working Australians;
  • Back businesses to invest and create more jobs, building on our legislated tax cuts for small and medium enterprise, supporting businesses to compete globally, delivering infrastructure that industry and workers rely on; and targeting incentives to promote research, development and new technology;
  • Guarantee the essential services that Australians rely on including record funding for hospitals and schools, a comprehensive approach to aged care so older Australians can live life to the full, and guaranteed funding for disability services;
  • Keep Australians safe by strengthening security at airports and investing more in our intelligence and security service so they can respond to new and challenging threats. We will also protect our unique environment with smarter biosecurity systems and continue to safeguard our borders.
  • Ensure the Government lives within its means with a forecast return to modest budget balance in 2019-20, increasing to a projected surplus of $11 billion in 2020-21; no longer borrowing to pay for essential services; and the lowest average real growth in payments of any Government in the last 50 years.
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BUDGET BOOST FOR BEACHES CRAFT BREWERS AND DISTILLERS

Craft brewers and distillers will no longer pay additional tax, allowing them to compete on fairer terms with large beverage companies.


“This is terrific news for the craft brewers in the beaches who will benefit from the Turnbull Government’s continued support for Aussie small businesses,” Mr Falinski said.


Manly Spirits Co. Distillery Co-founder Vanessa Walters welcomed the announcement

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$500M RECORD INVESTMENT IN THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski today announced The Coalition Government will make the largest single investment – half a billion dollars – in the protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

“The World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is the planet’s greatest living wonder,” Mr Falinski said.

“Like reefs all over the world though, the Great Barrier Reef is under pressure.

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