Increased Indigenous Employment Participation

HON ALAN TUDGE MP PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE PRIME MINISTER   Second Reading The Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014   Mr TUDGE (Aston—Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister): The Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014 is an important bill because it is about one of the most important…

A change in government changes the country

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: I rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2013-2014, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2013-2014 and Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2013-2014. May I start with commending the member for Higgins for that fine contribution, in particular for pointing out some of the myths in relation to Labor’s claims that…

Speech at the National Apology Breakfast

HON ALAN TUDGE MP PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE PRIME MINISTER GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Sydney: Thank you Mr McMullen for your warm welcome. I would like to pay my respects to the traditional owners of the land on which we meet: the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. Thank you Mr Allen Madden for your warm welcome to country.…

Tudge joins Febfast Challenge

Federal Member for Aston, The Hon Alan Tudge MP, has joined thousands of Australians in the challenge to abstain from alcohol during the month of February as part of the Febfast campaign. Febfast is the original charity movement which challenges Australians to take a 28 day break from alcohol. This year, participants can also take…

Chinese New Year of the Horse

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse. Chinese people all around the world will begin celebrating this very significant occasion today, as it marks the beginning of the first new moon of the Lunar New Year and continues until the end on the full moon day.  Federal…

Harness goodwill to close the gap on employment

The Australian: THE latest figures reveal that the indigenous employment gap is getting worse, not better. When prime minister Kevin Rudd made the apology to indigenous Australians in 2008, he invited indigenous and non-indigenous Australians to work in partnership to close the indigenous employment gap. Governments across Australia pledged to halve the gap within a decade…