Minister praises Boronia support staff

Department of Human Services staff in Boronia have been commended for their work supporting locals during a visit today by Minister for Human Services, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP. During a tour of the Boronia service centre, Minister Payne was full of praise for the…

Saluting veterans service grants available

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, is encouraging community groups to apply for funding for projects commemorating Australia’s military history. With the centenary of Anzac fast approaching in 2015, the ‘Saluting Their Service’ grants programme helps the Australian community from all walks of life to contribute to the commemoration of those…

Knox residents remember at Anzac Day

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, will be joining thousands of Knox residents at services commemorating Anzac Day this Friday.   Mr Tudge said services will be held throughout Knox, including Boronia, Bayswater, Ferntree Gully and Rowville. “Anzac Day allows us all to take a moment to reflect and recognise the men…

Calling for Knox Green Army environmental projects

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, is calling on the Knox Council, community groups and individuals to submit ideas and proposals for new Green Army environmental projects throughout Knox. The Green Army is a voluntary programme that funds hands-on, practical, grassroots action to support local environment and heritage conservation projects across…

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…