The case for indigenous constitutional recognition

The Australian: Greg Sheridan provides a seductively simple argument why indigenous people should not be recognised in the constitution: we are all equal citizens and no one should be recognised constitutionally because of their race or heritage. We must move beyond race and treat people as individuals. Sheridan’s argument is based on important liberal principles,…

Feedback sought on citizenship changes

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, is seeking feedback from the local community on proposed changes to citizenship for those who engage in terrorist activity.  The Federal Government has announced that it will update the Australian Citizenship Act so that dual nationals who engage in terrorism can be stripped of their citizenship.…

Ice epidemic hits Knox

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, has spoken about the devastating effects of ice in Knox in a speech to Federal Parliament and flagged a local Ice Public Forum.   Mr Tudge recently welcomed the announcement of a National Ice Action Strategy to tackle the growing ice epidemic, calling on locals to…

Tudge highlights small business benefits for Knox

In his key budget speech to the Federal Parliament, Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, highlighted the significant boost to small businesses in Knox. Mr Tudge noted that there are 11,000 small businesses in Knox making them the “backbone of our local economy.” He highlighted that the budget measures will provide immediate benefits,…

Employment and living standards MPI

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: Mr TUDGE (Aston—Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) (15:31):  The shadow member for union protection, Mr O’Connor, would have you believe that they are so excited about our small-business package that they cannot wait to come in here and pass the bill. Let me give a couple of quotes to indicate exactly…

Budget 2015-16 MPI

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: The member for Jagajaga talked about policy consistency. I can tell you one area where the Labor Party has been consistent every time they have been in government: that is, they destroy the budget and they destroy the economy. That is where they are completely consistent. You go back to the Whitlam era:…