DayHab opens the door to affordable treatment

DayHab has officially opened its doors offering affordable, addiction treatment from its centre in Upper Ferntree Gully. Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MP, officially cut the ribbon at the front entrance announcing DayHab as “open for business”. DayHab is an addiction treatment centre that aims to provide accessible and high quality programs at an…

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Carbon Tax Alarms Scoresby Manufacturer

A Scoresby medical device manufacturer, Austramedex, is one of dozens of manufacturers in Knox who are gravely concerned about job losses due to the Government’s carbon tax. Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MP, visited Austramedex on Friday to understand the issues. Managing Director of Austramedex, Mr Barry Lazarus, informed Mr Tudge that manufacturing is…

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Believe it or not, economists have been wrong before

PUBLISHED IN THE PUNCH:  In this country we are blessed with some outstanding economists. But can they be collectively wrong? The Gillard Government thinks not. They claim that no economist is backing the Coalition’s Direct Action Plan, which therefore proves that it is the wrong policy. Case closed. Gillard’s claim is false: there are economists…

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Gambling Your House Away

ARTICLE IN THE ROWVILLE-LYSTERFIELD COMMUNITY NEWS: As an MP, you sometimes get constituents in your office whose stories blow your mind and set you on a course you never expected. This was the case when a young, unemployed Wantirna man came to see me in early March. The young man was given $80,000 in credit…

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First meeting of Youth Mental Health Committee

The Youth Mental Health Committee met for the first time last night at Alan Tudge’s office in Wantirna South. The Committee will undertake an important role in the campaign for better youth mental health services in the outer east according to local Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MP. “The establishment of a Youth Mental…

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Knox Red Shield Appeal launch at Knox City

The Knox Red Shield Appeal officially launched it’s campaign seeking volunteers to help to raise funds on Red Shield Appeal day 28-29 May, 2011 at Knox City this week. Major Merv Lincoln, Commanding Officer of the Ferntree Gully Corps of the Salvation Army, and Alan Tudge MP, Federal Member of Aston and Chairman of the…

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Too Many Lives Lost to Depression

PUBLISHED IN THE ‘ROWVILLE-LYSTERFIELD COMMUNITY NEWS’.    “If we can prevent just one suicide, it will be worth all of our effort.”  This was the powerful message of Pauline Renzow at the Youth Mental Health Public Forum earlier this month. A participant at the Forum, this courageous Rowville resident spoke about losing two of her sons…

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