Federal Budget 2014

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: I rise to speak on these appropriation bills. There are three things I would like to outline in the time I have available. Firstly, I would like to outline the rationale for the budget and what we are hoping to achieve through the decisions that the government has made. Secondly, I would like…

Trade Support Loans building a better Knox

The Abbott Coalition Government is building a stronger economy by supporting apprentices to successfully complete their qualification. The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, said the Government is delivering on its commitment to introduce Trade Support Loans for apprentices to encourage more young people to take up a trade and complete their qualification.…

Speech on Matter of Public Importance debate

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra:  This opposition party is living in a parallel universe. Not only have they not realised that they created an absolute financial mess that we are trying to get control of; they also come in here and have been lecturing us all day about our election commitments and our supposed breaches of them…

$1.5 million for local sporting facilities

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, said that the Coalition has set aside over $1.5 million in funding for local sporting facilities, fulfilling his election commitments. As part of the newly established Community Development Grants Program, 12 different Knox sporting infrastructure projects have been funded in the federal budget on Tuesday night.…

It’s your choice: earn or learn

The Australian: ONE of the most insidious results of slower economic growth and welfarist policies is high youth unemployment. The latest figures showed youth unemployment rising to 12.7 per cent. Long-term youth unemployment is now three times higher than at the end of the Howard government. Youth disengagement is so destructive because its impacts can…