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…

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‘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…

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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…

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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…

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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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