Win for veterans with fair pension indexation

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced that the government is delivering on its long-standing promise to deliver fair indexation to veterans’ pensions.  The Abbott Government has passed legislation that finally delivers fair indexation to Defence Force Retirement Benefits scheme (DFRB) and Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits scheme (DFRDB)…

Wantirna South robots take on the world

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, last week presented an Australian flag to two Wantirna South schoolchildren who will represent Australia at the VEX Robotics World Championships in the United States next month. Yohan Perera, age 12, and Shanna Alice, age 10, are part of a five-person team that will travel…

Increased Indigenous Employment Participation

HON ALAN TUDGE MP PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE PRIME MINISTER   Second Reading The Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014   Mr TUDGE (Aston—Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister): The Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014 is an important bill because it is about one of the most important…

A change in government changes the country

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: I rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2013-2014, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2013-2014 and Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2013-2014. May I start with commending the member for Higgins for that fine contribution, in particular for pointing out some of the myths in relation to Labor’s claims that…

Speech at the National Apology Breakfast

HON ALAN TUDGE MP PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE PRIME MINISTER GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Sydney: Thank you Mr McMullen for your warm welcome. I would like to pay my respects to the traditional owners of the land on which we meet: the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. Thank you Mr Allen Madden for your warm welcome to country.…