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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East West Link to be built and benefit Knox

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has welcomed the official signing of contracts to build Melbourne’s much-needed East West Link. “Construction on the vital missing link in our road network will begin within two months,” said Mr Tudge. Mr Tudge said East West Link will ease traffic congestion on the Monash…

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First Knox sport upgrade project delivered

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, has officially opened the first of the election commitment capital projects to be funded, contracted and now built. Mr Tudge was honoured to officially cut the ribbon at the Knox Athletics Track in Knoxfield on Saturday morning at the start of the Little Aths season. During…

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Wantirna Health Education Precinct launched

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, has officially opened the Wantirna Health Education Precinct. Nursing, medical and allied health students will benefit from the new precinct which provides interdisciplinary learning for students in a collaborative health environment. The $2.1 million precinct was funded by the Federal Government, Deakin University, Monash University and…

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