$3 million federal funding to fix Knox streets

The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced that Knox Council will receive over $3 million for local road construction and street repairs. As part of the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme, Knox Council will receive over $3 million throughout 2014-2019 to improve streets in Knox, including more than $500,000 in…

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Welfare flaws clear in Arnhem Land insight

The Australian: LAST week history was made when Tony Abbott took the seat of government to Yolngu country in East Arnhem Land.   To spend time in an indigenous community is an enriching experience: theory becomes practice; statistics become people of flesh and blood; gallery pieces become living culture.   We saw the inspiring as…

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Payment increase for Knox pensioners

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has reminded pensioners in Knox that their payments will increase tomorrow, the second rise this year. Single age pensioners will receive an increase of up to $11.50 a fortnight, while age pensioner couples will receive up to $17.40 extra a fortnight. “This means total pension…

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Welfare lobby blind to reality

The Australian:  It is almost impossible to imagine the day that the Australian Council of Social Service advocates tackling welfare dependency. Last week, it said it would never support any individual at any time having to wait before they access welfare payments. Not even for a month. This is on top of its desire to…

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Knox preschool funding delivers for parents

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced the Federal government will commit $406 million nationally to ensure families in Knox can continue to access up to 15 hours of preschool per week in 2015. Mr Tudge confirmed the Federal government is offering Victoria an extension of the current national partnership…

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