Template in place for progress in indigenous communities

The Australian:  NICOLAS Rothwell is one of the most thoughtful writers on indigenous matters, but his critique of federal government policy fails to comprehend the stark shift that is under way — in priorities, governance and practical action. This shift will not result in communities being turned around overnight — an impossible expectation — but…

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Reforms will bring work and real prospects to remote areas

The Australian:  THE federal government’s changes to the remote jobs program, announced last weekend, are the first major antidote to the poison that has inflicted remote communities for decades: welfare passivity. Since the early 1970s, when widespread welfare was introduced, people in remote communities have had few, if any, requirements placed on them in exchange…

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130 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…

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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…

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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…

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East West Link must be built

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has urged the new State Government to build Melbourne’s East West Link. Mr Tudge has been fighting for East West Link for several years on behalf of all Knox residents.  It is a much needed infrastructure project for Melbourne that will reduce travel times, ease…

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