Solution to grog on the cards

The Australian: What responsibility should we have over how welfare is delivered to those in need? Since the introduction of federal unemployment benefits in 1944, the government has provided welfare in cash. The reason is expedience: dropping cash into an account is simpler and cheaper than the traditional church welfare of providing clothes, food or…

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Cashless welfare card would reduce alcohol abuse and violence

The Australian: What responsibility should we have over how welfare is delivered to those in need? Since the introduction of federal unemployment benefits in 1944, the government has provided welfare in cash. The reason is expedience: dropping cash into an account is simpler and cheaper than the traditional church welfare of providing clothes, food or…

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Local WW1 commemorative database launched

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, has helped officially launch a new online World War I community database for the eastern suburbs. Mr Tudge launched the database together with Michael Sukkar MP, the Federal Member for Deakin, Tony Smith MP, the Federal Member for Casey, and Jason Wood MP, the Federal Member…

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Construction of a senior school building and innovation centre for St Andrews Christian College

St Andrews Christian College will soon have new senior school buildings and an innovation centre after being named a recipient of a $250,000 Australian Government grant.  The grant, awarded as part of the Government’s Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will go towards construction of Senior School and Innovation Centre to include fit out of library, flexible…

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Extra funding to fix Knox streets

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced that Knox Council will receive an extra $1.6 million over the next two years for road upgrades.   Mr Tudge said the extra money will flow as a result of the passage through Federal Parliament of the fuel excise indexation legislation. Every cent…

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