Hogan saves Casino Drill Hall

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the decision to defer the sale of the historic Casino Drill Hall. “This is a great five-minute to midnight win for the community, and I thank Parliamentary secretary for Defence Darren Chester for listening to the wishes of our community,” he said. Mr Chester announced today (Wednesday)…

Local grants salute Bonalbo’s veterans

Bonalbo’s veteran community has received a funding boost to help commemorate its proud history of service, Member for Page Kevin Hogan said today. He said the Bonalbo RSL sub-branch had received $2695 in funding under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants programme to install a plaque at the commemorative gazebo to commemorate local servicemen…

Government spending must be sustainable

Mr HOGAN (Page) (12:08): I rise to support this bill. Governments are about doing what is right; governments aren’t always about doing what is popular. This budget bill is certainly about that. We often hear in lots of different areas the word sustainability, whether it be environmentally, with food production or using natural resources. Sustainability…

Kevin welcomes Defence honours inquiry

FEDERAL member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the announcement of a full inquiry into the awarding and withholding of Imperial and Australian Defence Force honours and awards. The inquiry comes after the independent Defence Honours and Awards Appeal Tribunal identified a long history of improper withholding and forfeiture of defence awards by the Australian…

Preparations for Anzac Centenary

FEDERAL member for Page Kevin Hogan met with the newly appointed Anzac Centenary committee in Casino on Monday as they begin their job of sifting through proposals on how to mark this historic national event in Page. Mr Hogan set up the community committee to make recommendations on how to distribute Federal Government grants in…

Government delivers for Defence families

FEDERAL member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the launch of the Government’s National Australian Defence Force (ADF) Family Health Program. “Our defence personal and their families play a crucially important role not only in defending our nation but also in times of natural emergencies,” Mr Hogan said. “This program acknowledges the service and sacrifice…