We will fix Labor’s budget mess

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: The first point that I make is in relation to the co-payment which the member for Lingiari was so passionately talking about. The member for Lingiari actually voted for a co-payment when he was a member of parliament and the Hawke government first introduced it. Mr Robert:  He voted for it. Mr…

Ease traffic congestion in Knox

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: Traffic congestion in Melbourne, and in my electorate particularly, is getting worse every year. We all know the situation of being stuck in traffic, looking at the cars in front of us and feeling as if we are not moving anywhere. This clearly has a social impact on families, because it means…

Welfare benefits a broad church

The Australian: THE Australian Council of ­Social Services’ critique of the Abbott government’s “earn or learn” policy may be well-­intentioned, but it is misguided. ACOSS fails to acknowledge that while the present system supports the vulnerable it also creates welfare dependence, just as destructive as income poverty, among thousands of capable people. Noel Pearson has been the…

Federal funding to fix Napoleon Road black spots

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, and Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Hon Jamie Briggs MP, today announced funding of $81,900 to fix four dangerous Napoleon Road black spots in Rowville. The approved projects for Rowville will see exclusive right turn lanes built for Napoleon Road at the intersections of…

Nominations open for National Disability Awards

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, has welcomed the opening of Nominations for the 2014 National Disability Awards, giving Australians the opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organisations who are having a positive impact on the lives of people with disability. “The National Disability Awards allow us to recognise people across a…

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.…