Indigenous communal despair begins with alcohol abuse

The Australian: Having agreed with East Kimberley leaders to implement the cashless welfare debit card, the government is now receiving ­requests across Western Australia for its introduction. In most cases the requests are from council or community leaders who are desperate about the situation of their community and hope the card will provide a breakthrough.…

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National Stronger Regions Fund Grants now open

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced a third round of funding for the Coalition Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF). The Government has committed $1 billion over five years to boost social and economic development in areas such as Knox to fund priority local infrastructure projects. Local and non-profit…

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New ice plan to make difference locally

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, welcomed the Federal Government’s ice plan which will help address the ice epidemic locally. The plan was informed by feedback collected by local residents and collated in Mr Tudge’s Aston Ice Report. It includes a huge investment in preventative messages as well as $241 million…

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