Solution to grog on the cards

The Australian: What responsibility should we have over how welfare is delivered to those in need? Since the introduction of federal unemployment benefits in 1944, the government has provided welfare in cash. The reason is expedience: dropping cash into an account is simpler and cheaper than the traditional church welfare of providing clothes, food or…

Ice in Knox

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: Australia is in the midst of an ice epidemic. Every state and local government is affected, with the devastating effects of ice destroying young people and families across the country. Unfortunately the Knox municipality, which coincides broadly with the boundaries of my electorate of Aston, is not immune. In fact Knox has…

University funding

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra:Mr Speaker, may I congratulate you on your election to this high office. Labor are experts at peddling false information about the government’s policies. As we know, they will suggest that we have cut things when we have in fact increased the funding. They peddle misinformation in relation to our industrial relations policy.…

Local WW1 commemorative database launched

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, has helped officially launch a new online World War I community database for the eastern suburbs. Mr Tudge launched the database together with Michael Sukkar MP, the Federal Member for Deakin, Tony Smith MP, the Federal Member for Casey, and Jason Wood MP, the Federal Member…

Extra funding to fix Knox streets

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced that Knox Council will receive an extra $1.6 million over the next two years for road upgrades.   Mr Tudge said the extra money will flow as a result of the passage through Federal Parliament of the fuel excise indexation legislation. Every cent…