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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Unshackle tyranny of low expectations

The Australian: “IT’S paradise. I’ve been to these communities lots of times … Why would you go to school when you can go turtle hunting?” Jon Faine put this question to me when we were discussing remote Aboriginal education on ABC radio in Melbourne. It’s Faine’s style to be contrar­ian and I know he doesn’t…

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Knox Honour Roll dedication on 1 November

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, has reminded Knox residents that the official unveiling of the Knox Honour Roll Memorial will be held on 1 November this year.   The Knox Honour Roll Memorial will be officially unveiled by the former Governor-General, Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC…

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20 million trees grants now available

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, is encouraging the Knox community to apply for grants to set up tree planting and vegetation projects. As part of the Federal Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme, grants are available to re-establish native vegetation, create greener spaces to improve amenity of local areas, and improve habitat…

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Apply now for community project funding

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, is encouraging community groups and Knox Council to apply for funding for projects in Knox as part of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Round one of the National Stronger Regions Fund is now open, with local community projects eligible to receive between $20,000 and $10…

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