Funds available to boost employee skills

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, is encouraging local businesses to apply for funding support to boost the skills of their workforce.    Under the new Industry Skills Fund, businesses can apply for financial support for upskilling and further training of their workforce and/or for skills advice to help identify training…

Have your say on foreign investment in homes

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, is encouraging Knox locals to have their say on strengthening the rules on foreign investment in residential homes.   Mr Tudge has received hundreds of emails and calls from concerned locals about the effect of foreign investment on housing affordability and young families trying to…

‘Build the Link’ campaign gains momentum

The Build the Link campaign has achieved over 11,000 signatures on its online petition within a week calling for Daniel Andrews and the Labor Government to build the East West Link. The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, along with other colleagues, last week launched the ‘Dan Andrews, Build the Link’ campaign…

Julie Bishop visits Knox community

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, today joined the Foreign Minister, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, to discuss community concerns and celebrate Chinese New Year.   Mr Tudge hosted a community forum with Ms Bishop as the special guest at the Knox Club with over 200 local residents.   Ms Bishop…

Apply for Knox environmental projects funding

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, is inviting the Knox Council, community groups and individuals to apply for funding for environmental projects throughout Knox. The Green Army initiative provides funds for hands-on, practical, grassroots action to support local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. The Green Army gives Australians aged…

70 new aged care places for Knox

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced 130 new aged care places will be delivered across Knox. Announced as part of the 2014 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR), the new aged care places will help meet demand for quality aged care services in the Knox community. Clovelly Cottage in Boronia…

PM visits Bayswater manufacturer

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, today joined the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, to discuss jobs and manufacturing in Bayswater. The Prime Minister and Mr Tudge toured Bayswater manufacturer Southern Dental Industries (SDI) which manufactures dental products including cements, adhesives, amalgams and instruments. Founded in 1972, SDI has…