Tudge asks PM to explain Wantirna Health cuts

Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MP, directly asked the Prime Minister in Question Time to explain how she could justify cutting hospital beds, including five from Wantirna Health, while still spending money on carbon tax ads. The Gillard Government recently cut $107 million from Victorian hospitals including $8.4 million from Eastern Health.  The funding…

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Help those who help themselves

The Australian AS Kevin Rudd and other Labor MPs seek a boost to the Newstart Allowance, the government appears caught between its desire to lift unemployment benefits and the fiscal realities. It’s thought poverty in this country is a need that is well understood but cannot be met in the budget. But is that right?…

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