Rowville Salvos Open New Worship Centre

The Salvation Army Worship and Mission Centre was officially opened and dedicated by Colonel Peter Walker, Chief Secretary for the Salvation Army Southern Territory, alongside guest speakers, Alan Tudge MP, Federal Member for Aston, and Nick Wakeling MP, State Member for Ferntree Gully. The new Centre, located at 16-18 Kingsley Place, Rowville, will be a…

Best in Class

PUBLISHED IN ‘AUSTRALIAN POLITY’ – Volume 1 (Number 5), 20 December, 2010.  Apart from domestic and national security, the two main duties of government are economic growth and social cohesion. Education policy is unique among policy issues because it has such an enormous impact on economic growth as well as social equality and stability. We must…

Rowville Railway extension

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA:  Mr TUDGE (Aston) (10.21 pm)—In question time on Thursday, 28 October the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport was asked questions about the Moreton Bay rail link in Brisbane and the Epping to Parramatta rail link in Sydney. In the minister’s response, he outlined the reasons that the federal government decided to make…

Stud Road bus lane

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA:  Mr TUDGE (Aston) (10.36 am)—In the newsletter I sent to my constituents in October, I asked for their views on the Stud Road bus lane. Stud Road is the only north-south road that travels through the city of Knox, and as such it is a very important arterial connecting our community. The…

National Curriculum

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA:  Mr TUDGE (Aston) (12.29 pm)—I rise to second the motion moved by the honourable member for Sturt. We are calling on the government to delay the implementation of the national curriculum for the simple reason that it is not ready. And don’t just believe me or Mr Pyne in this assessment but…