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80% of Aussies over 16 have had at least one dose

Over 80% of Australians over 16 have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.  This is a significant milestone, and I want to thank each and eve

AUKUS leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, guided by our enduring ideals and share

2022 Women Leaders in Sport Grants

Hundreds of emerging female leaders in Australian sport will receive quality professional development and training under Sport Austra

Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements

Government expands support for apprentices to secure Australia’s future workforce The Government will continue to se

30,000 more Government Guarantees from 1 July

First home buyers and single parents with children in Cook Electorate will be eligible to apply for 30,000 additional places under the First H

Making Child Care More Affordable and Boosting Workforce Participation

Families in Cook will reap the benefits from an additional $1.7 billion investment in child care as part of the 2021-22 Budget. The changes, which

Historic PBS listing for Australians with a rare epilepsy condition

Epidyolex In a historic first, Australians living with a rare form of epilepsy will have access to a medicinal cannabis drug, which is being

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Are you a veteran, serving member or family member of someone who is? You can now have your say on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission int

Supporting Apprentices - Backing our Economy

Tens of thousands of new job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across Australia with the expansion of the targeted wage subsi

Aged Care Providers Urged to Apply for Funding

Aged Care Providers urged to apply for a share in record infrastructure funding Aged care providers are being reminded applications for a share of

Vaccine Rollout Update

The third week of February marks the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine arrived in Australia. This first shipment is part of 20 million doses o

Australia Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia.This is an important m

Cook Community Classic 2020

Whilst the 2020 IMB Bank Cook Community Classic fell victim like many events to COVID-19 the main fundraising component soldiered on in the Classic Ra

More Cash to Fix Local Roads and Boost Jobs in Regions

More regional communities are set to benefit from the Australian and New South Wales Governments’ commitment to improving local roads and create tho

Australia's Budget Recovery Plan

In 2020, Australians have been tested like never before, with flood, drought, fires and a global pandemic. COVID-19 has resulted in the most severe

New Medicines for Australians with MS, Lymphoma, Carcinoma and Reproductive Cancers

From 1 November, the Government will invest more than $86 million over the next four years to provide greater access to life saving medicines for Aust

50 per cent Wage Subsidy for 100,000 New Apprenticeship Positions

The Government will invest an additional $1.2 billion to support Australian businesses to employ 100,000 new apprentices or trainees as part of our CO

The $800 million JobMaker Digital Business Plan

The Government announced on 29 September 2020 the $800 million JobMaker Digital Business Plan.   As part of this announcement the Morrison

$50 Million Injection to help Restart Australia's Vital Business Events Sector

Thousands of jobs across the tourism and hospitality industry will be backed through a $50 million injection to help restart Australia’s vital busin

New Scheme Helps Small Business Get Paid On Time

3 September 2020 The Government is supporting millions of small businesses by helping to ensure they get paid on time. Legislation to implement

Australia Secures Onshore Manufacturing Agreements for two COVID-19 Vaccines

A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available progressively throughout 2021 in Australia, if promising trials prove successful, following a $1.7 billion s

Local Jobs Program

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on the Australian economy and the impact is being felt in different ways across the country. This governmen

Unpaid Superannuation Amnesty

On 6 March 2020, the Government legislated a Superannuation Guarantee amnesty that allows employers to disclose and pay unpaid superannuation, includi

National Science Week 15-23 August

With the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the importance of science and research to the community, Australia’s annual celebration of science will take

Wall of Respect and Commemorative Medallion

A special commemorative medallion marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War is now available to every living Second World Wa

NAIDOC Week Grants

The Government is calling on our local community to showcase the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history during this year’

JobKeeper Payment and the Coronavirus Supplement extended

The JobKeeper program and the Coronavirus Supplement have been extended under the next phase of our support for affected businesses and households.

Grants are now open for the Energy Efficient Communities Program

 As the economy recovers from COVID-19, the Government is helping business to lower their power bills. From 6 July, small businesses across Australi

Home care packages to support more older Australians

      More than 6,100 older Australians will live independently for longer following a $325.7 million investment in new home care packages by th

Small Business Tax Relief

From July 1 2020, small and family businesses in the Cook Electorate will be paying less tax as a result of legislated tax cuts passed by the Morrison

Cash Flow to Help Fix Local Roads

The Australian and NSW Liberal and Nationals Governments will join forces to turbocharge a program which will improve local roads across regional NSW

$23 Million Investment for Prostate Cancer Nurse Program

Thousands of Australian men with prostate cancer and their families will benefit from an expansion of the Australian Government’s Prostate Cancer Nu

Home Builder Grants

Boosting home construction to create jobs and grow our economy The Government is supporting local jobs in the residential construction sector with

Aussie-Made Club

As a country we’ve rallied together to slow the spread of coronavirus, now we need to pull together to back our local businesses and manufacture

Update on the 2020 Volunteer Grants for Cook

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 have been granted to help local community organisations support the efforts of local community volunteers. A tot

Extending the Instant Asset Write-Off

My Government continues to back small business with the announcement that it will extend the $150,000 instant asset write-off for six mo

Manufacturing Modernisation Grants Awarded to Businesses in COOK

The Government is backing three local manufacturers to modernise how they do business, as they grapple with the impact of the coronavirus. Modular

250 Years Since the Meeting of Two Cultures

This year marked the 250th year since James Cook first sighted the east Australian coastline on His Majesty’s Bark (HMB) Endeavour. Cook’s journey

Prime Minister's Spelling Bee Competition *POSTPONED*

*COVID-19 UPDATE* - SPELLING BEE POSTPONED The present disruption to schools on account of Covid-19 means we have come to the difficult decision to p

2021-2022 Volunteer Grants

This year the Commonwealth Government is offering a new round of the popular Volunteer Grants, as part of the our commitment to assist volunteers an

My Visit to Cronulla SLSC

Catching up with the locals at Cronulla never fails to brighten my day. Checking in on the progress of Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club with

Launch of Sutherland Shire Chamber of Commerce

I recently met with small business owners at the launch of Sutherland Shire Chamber of Commerce at Highfield, Caringbah. At the launch, more than 8

My day at Miranda Kindy

I had the great opportunity to pop in on Goodstart Early Learning Miranda Kindy as part of Early Childhood Matters Week to see what innovative l

Cook Classic Raffle Draw

Once again the Cook Community Classic drew to a close with the drawing of the fundraising raffle on Saturday 1st December. The raffle is the m

Cook Community Classic a great success again!

A change of venue this year did not dampen the enthusiasm of the crowds or the competitors at this year's Cook Classic. Despite the move to


This year’s Cronulla Spring Fair was nothing short of amazing. The Cronulla Spring Fair is the Sutherland Shire’s biggest festival with co


As some of you may know my family and I live in the Shire in a typical family home. It has a mortgage, it needs a bit of work and no fr

Meeting the locals at Thomas Holt Sans Souci

I recently visited Thomas Holt Sans Souci and met the wonderful staff and residents. It was great to meet such a caring team of people looking afte

Mobile office in Sylvania Waters

It was great to catch up with locals in Sylvania Waters recently. My mobile office is a great way to connect with the community and learn what is impo

Cronulla SLSC closes for renovations

It was great to catch up with the "clubbies" at Cronulla recently to celebrate the formal closure of the club before the start of the renovations.

Meeting of two cultures

In the afternoon of 29 April 1770, the H. M Bark Endeavour laid anchor in Kamay. A small landing party moved to this very shore bestowing gifts of nai

Kurnell and Cook gets a makeover

KAMAY BOTANY BAY NATIONAL PARK MASTER PLAN The meeting place of two cultures at Kurnell, when the then Lt James Cook arrived on the HMB Endeavour o

NBN Launches FTTC in Miranda

8 April 2018 The rollout of the National Broadband Network has hit another milestone with the world-leading launch of FIBRE TO THE CURB (FTTC) tech

Community Consults

A key way to gain valuable feedback from my constituents is through my community consults. So far this year I have held one at Ramsgate Markets and

Another milestone for Modular Walls

March 9 2018 I was delighted to be invited to open the new head office and purpose built manufacturing facility of Modular Walls. Set on a new 500

Scots College enjoy their new home at Primrose House

The Scots College Brighton Preparatory School officially opened at the beginning of the 2018 school year welcoming its inaugural students inside the

Who loves Australia!

Who loves Australia? Everyone of course! Yes, when I took the stage and asked the question to the crowds at the AusFest celebrations it is no s

Clontarf end of year awards

Every year I look forward to presenting the end of year awards to the Clontarf Academy graduates at Endeavour High School. The boys work so hard fo

Cook Community Awards 2017

The Cook Community awards are held each year in December to celebrate the selfless work of individuals in our community contributing above and beyond,

Elouera SLSC 50 year anniversary

In November Elouera SLSC celebrated 50 years on our iconic beaches. Originally the  Police Citizen Boys Surf Life Saving Club it began from a humb

Georges River Council White Ribbon Walk

I was pleased to be involved in the first Georges River Council White Ribbon Walk held on Friday 24th November. There was a good turn out from the

White Ribbon Walk Sutherland Shire

The White Ribbon Walk in support of White Ribbon, Australia's campaign to prevent men's violence against women, was again hosted by Woolooware High

IMB Bank Cook Community Classic a huge success

Once again the IMB Bank Cook Community Classic, has enjoyed another successful year. Celebrating ten years we have reached the million dollar mileston

Safer Communities funding helping Sutherland Shire Council keep our community safe

Together with Sutherland Shire Council Mayor Carmelo Pesce today I officially launched Council’s latest crime prevention and community safety st

New business sets up in Caringbah

This morning I joined Australian tech start-up JAR Aerospace to officially open its advanced manufacturing facility in Caringbah, NSW. JAR Aerospac

Cook Classic Gala Ball

This year was the 10th anniversary of the IMB Bank Cook Community Classic. It also coincided with the biannual event of the Sylvania BMW / Caringbah R

Gymea Spring Fair 2017

Another great Spring Day for the Gymea Fair. It was almost too hot, but locals still came out to share their views. Great to see so many supportin

Local business celebrates 21 years

I am always delighted to visit businesses in my electorate and hear their. great success stories and the opportunities they are providing locally for

Going bush with Clontarf Foundation

Taking a few days out of my busy schedule, I headed inland to Bourke and Brewarrina to visit the Clontarf Foundation Academies and

Heritage protection for our early colonial history

The Minister for the Environment and Energy and Federal Member for Cook today (11/9/2017) announced the inclusion of Kamay Botany Bay: Botanical c

Armistice Centenary Grant Program announced

The Australian Government has announced a one-off grants program, the Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP).  This grants program will support lo

Clontarf Foundation

In preparation for my outback adventure with Clontarf I caught up with Gerrard, Zac, Jeff and his dad Col at a dinner hosted by AMP. The Cl

Civic Disability Visit

Living and working in my electorate of Cook I often find passionate footy fans supporting our local clubs, the Dragons and Sharks. I don't think

Elouera SLSC AGM 2017

After an early morning start assisting with MC formalities for Wanda SLSC's Sutherland 2 Surf, Ian Toll was right back where he performs best,

Sutherland 2 Surf - Another successful year

The Sutherland 2 Surf is such an iconic Shire event and each year I am delighted to see it grow in participation. Participation from

Shire IMB Community Foundation Grants handed out


Gymea Village Community Consult

It was a sunny but very cold morning in Gymea village on the weekend (1/7/2017) for our community consult. I heard your views on immigration, energ

Lilli Pilli Football Club upgrade

I was pleased to be at the Lilli Pilli FC opening of their newly upgraded BBQ and Canteen at Glen McGrath oval on the weekend (1/7/17),

IMB Bank Cook Community Classic begins!

On Monday 26 June at Elouera Surf Club the 2017 IMB Bank Cook Community Classic was officially launched.  This signified the beginning of the

Stronger Communities Applications now open

Stronger Communities Funding Round 3 is now open. Click here for more information

Schools Funding - The Facts in Cook

In this year’s Budget I announced that the Coalition Government would increase funding for local schools in the Cook Electorate by $185 million over

15 hours of preschool a week for all children

The Turnbull Government will ensure all children can access 15 hours of preschool a week under a new agreement for early childhood education. More

Meeting of Two Cultures Ceremony

It was a privilege to join others and speak at the annual Cook's Landing: The Meeting of Two Cultures Ceremony on Saturday 29th April at Kamay B

Local residents crocheted poppies in safe hands

In 2015 we celebrated 100 years since the Gallipoli landing. There were many commemorations, including the biggest ever for the Cronulla dawn serv

Woolooware Shores commemorate ANZAC Day

Once again Woolooware Shores ensured their residents did not miss out on ANZAC Day commemorations. Always a very respectful and fitting the servic

The spirit of ANZAC alive and well in St George and Sutherland Shire

I was extremely proud and reassured to see so many people attend the Dawn Services on ANZAC Day across the country, even more so at the Caring

Cronulla SLSC redevelopment receives boost

The Australian Government will support the Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club to upgrade their iconic club facilities with a grant of $3 million to match

Local charity Kookaburra Kids receives national funding

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs the Hon. Dan Tehan and Treasurer the Hon. Scott Morrison today officially launched the Turnbull Government’s $2.1

ANZAC Day Services

For over a century, Australia’s Defence personnel have contributed to every major conflict, fighting for our freedoms and values. From the Boer War,

2016 Cook Community Awards

The annual Cook Community Awards held in December honoured the selfless work of those people in our local community who volunteer their time and e

Government announces Veteran Grants and Outreach

As we start the new year, I want to take this opportunity to make you aware of a range of grant programs that the Australian Government provides throu

Coalition announces $10 million in Volunteer Grants

I am pleased to advise that Volunteer Grants 2016 is now open for applications. The Australian Government is investing $10 million in Volunteer

Surf's up at the newly renovated Elouera clubhouse

The Coalition Government invested $100,000 to upgrade the Elouera Surf Life Saving Club Upgrades include better access to lifesaving equipment

Improving digital literacy in primary and secondary schools

THE HON SCOTT MORRISON MP Member for Cook Treasurer & SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM  Minister for Education and Training Schools across

Coalition To Deliver $1.4 Million Local Environment Plan For Cook


Community Grants Boost Shire Veteran Health And Wellbeing Projects

Veterans and their families in the Sutherland Shire will benefit from Government funding helping Miranda RSL Sub Branch to purchase a replacement

Disaster assistance for storm-affected Kurnell

Local Federal Member for Cook, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, today welcomed the announcement by the Commonwealth and NSW Governments that disaster assist

IMB Bank Cook Community Classic 2015 – A Great Success

Local Federal Member for Cook, Hon. Scott Morrison MP declared the 8th IMB Bank 2015 Cook Community Classic a tremendous success. “The Classic has