Tudge launches Aston Ice Report

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has launched the Aston Ice Report on behalf of Knox residents outlining a plan of action for tackling the ice epidemic locally and nationally.   Following the Federal Government’s announcement of a National Ice Action Strategy, Mr Tudge asked for feedback and ideas from local…

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The Tide is Turning for Indigenous Australians

The Australian:  The overwhelming feeling from the Prime Minister’s visit to indigenous communities late last month was optimism. That the tide may be turning and conditions slowly but steadily improving. In the seemingly intractable area of remote indigenous disadvantage, have we turned the corner? The week was spent in the Torres Strait Islands and northern…

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Solution to grog on the cards

The Australian: What responsibility should we have over how welfare is delivered to those in need? Since the introduction of federal unemployment benefits in 1944, the government has provided welfare in cash. The reason is expedience: dropping cash into an account is simpler and cheaper than the traditional church welfare of providing clothes, food or…

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