Triple J – Hack – with Tom Tilley

Topics: Faster processing of student claims, border protection E&OE… TOM TILLEY: So this sounds like a complete debacle – is that how you’d describe it? MINISTER TUDGE: We’ve had over 250,000 claims for payments just this calendar year alone, which is an unprecedented number of claims. There has been a backlog that we’re working through…

Studfield security cameras installed

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced the delivery of security cameras for the Studfield Shops. This was one of several election commitments Mr Tudge made during the 2013 election to improve community safety. Thirty thousand dollars has been provided to the Studfield Traders Association for the purchase and installation…

Indigenous communal despair begins with alcohol abuse

The Australian: Having agreed with East Kimberley leaders to implement the cashless welfare debit card, the government is now receiving ­requests across Western Australia for its introduction. In most cases the requests are from council or community leaders who are desperate about the situation of their community and hope the card will provide a breakthrough.…