Remembrance Day in Aston

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CHAMBER Mr TUDGE (Aston) (4.00 pm)—Last week I had the opportunity to attend several Remembrance Day services, where we paid our respects to those brave men and women who have died in the service of our country. The first such service was on the Sunday before Remembrance Day, when the Bayswater RSL…

NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK

Mr TUDGE (Aston) (6.49 pm)—The purpose of the National Broadband Network Financial Transparency Bill 2010 is twofold: the first is to require the publication of a 10-year business case for NBN Co. and the second is to refer the NBN project to the Productivity Commission for a thorough cost-benefit analysis. I find it astounding that…

Cost of Living

Mr TUDGE (Aston) (10.00 pm)—As I travel around my electorate, one of the issues that increasingly gets raised is the soaring cost of living. The basic costs of everyday, non-discretionary goods like water, electricity, child care and groceries are all going up. And people are hurting. I hear this said at the retirement villages, at…

Rowville railway extension

Mr TUDGE (Aston) (9.44 am)—Yesterday a public transport forum was held at the City of Knox in Wantirna South in my electorate. Unfortunately I was unable to attend that forum because of parliamentary sittings. One of the issues that were discussed was the issue of the Rowville rail link. Had I been at that forum…

Roads Congestion Tax

Mr TUDGE (Aston) (7.22 pm)—The government believes that a tax is the answer to every problem. There is an issue with binge drinking, so they introduce an alcopops tax. There is a climate problem, so they propose a carbon tax. There is a mining boom, so apparently we need a mining tax. One of the…