Budget 2015: Abbott presses Vic Labor on road needs - The Australian
Local federal Liberal MP for Deakin Michael Sukkar “we had very, very good news in the budget on Tuesday night that $3 billion will remain available to build the East West Link when a future state government chooses to do so”. Mr Abbott said “we are ...and more »
Victoria could yet keep $1.5 billion of Federal Government funds designated ... - Herald Sun
Michael Sukkar, whose ultra-marginal seat of Deakin takes in suburbs including Blackburn, Mitcham and Ringwood, said that extending fees on the Monash Freeway would push more commuters on to the Eastern Freeway which is already gridlocked.and more »
Spill plotters praise Tony Abbott's second budget and say another spill motion ... - Sydney Morning Herald
"It was a tough scenario, it had to be done, and I think it did the job." Mr Sukkar, an Abbott supporter who holds Deakin - the most marginal seat in Victoria - by just 3.2 per cent, said the small business measures were squarely targeted at the ...and more »
Politicians, including Deakin federal Liberal MP Michael Sukkar (far right ... - Herald Sun
Deakin federal Liberal MP Michael Sukkar said the Federal Government had approved $500,000 to deliver the Surrey Rd and Junction Rd intersection upgrade. Mr Sukkar said the upgrade would mean traffic improvements for Junction Rd, a reduction in ...
Seat of the week: Deakin - Crikey (blog)
The seat has since been held for the Liberals by Michael Sukkar, formerly a tax specialist with law firm Ashurt (previously known as Blake Dawson). Sukkar had emerged a surprise preselection winner over John Pesutto, a lawyer and Victorian government ...
Real estate agents face penalties for helping foreigners illegally buy homes - Herald Sun
Federal Liberal MP for Deakin Michael Sukkar, who organised the Vermont South forum, said his office was often inundated with constituent emails on Monday mornings relating to Saturday auctions. “It is quite demoralising to see my peers, young people, ...
Liberal MPs defend dividend imputation system - The Australian
Michael Sukkar, federal member for Deakin in Victoria and former tax lawyer, welcomed the Treasury discussion paper but cautioned against changes to dividend imputation, at least for smaller companies. “I encourage the discussion and appreciate the ...and more »
NSW elections go back to the future … a mayor takes the mic in defence of his ... - Crikey
Last week we got a tip telling us that Mike Symon had won the local Labor preselection for the federal seat of Deakin, which Liberal Michael Sukkar won last election by a small margin. Now we hear from a tipster that Tony Clark has won the race to ...
Bondor eco-cubby gets seal of approval from children - Infolink Architecture & Building
The team of 'tradies-in-training' were invited with Federal Member for Deakin, Michael Sukkar MP to check out the eco-cubby before it goes under the hammer at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show next week. Bondor has incorporated some ...
Join in Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday. Source: News Limited - Herald Sun
Locals can join Deakin federal Liberal MP Michael Sukkar and members of the Simpson Park/Somers Trail Advisory Group at the Heatherdale Creek Parklands this Sunday, March 1. “It is fantastic to see so many residents band together to clean up and ...
Federal MPs push Victorian government to build East West Link - 9news.com.au
... controversial East West Link toll road. MPs Alan Tudge, Tony Smith, Jason Wood and Michael Sukkar say the plan to scrap the link could cost the state more than if it was built. “Our message is: build the link,” Mr Sukkar, the federal member for ...and more »
Liberal MPs make new push to build East West Link - Herald Sun
Michael Sukkar (Deakin), Alan Tudge (Aston), Tony Smith (Casey) and Jason Wood (La Trobe) are looking to capitalise on voter anguish over the huge compensation bill Victorians could face following the decision by Premier Daniel Andrews to abandon the ...
Labor's federal election preselection race begins in Deakin electorate - Herald Sun
Preselection to determine Labor's candidate for Deakin in the next federal election is expected to be finalised by March. Current Deakin federal Liberal MP Michael Sukkar holds the seat by a margin of 3.12 per cent, making it the most marginal Liberal ...
Voters in marginal Deakin dish up advice for Prime Minister Tony Abbott in pub ... - Herald Sun
The pub is in the swinging electorate of Deakin, which was narrowly claimed by Liberal candidate Michael Sukkar in the 2013 election over Labor's Mike Symon — who had held the seat since 2007. The punters universally agreed that Mr Abbott should stop ...and more »
Kevin Andrews's surprise - The Australian (blog)
OF all the MPs Abbott could have stood beside yesterday, what a lovely stroke of fate that it was the member for Deakin, Michael Sukkar. It was Sukkar's campaign Abbott was in the process of launching in 2013 when he declared factually, “No one can be ...
'Listening' Tony Abbott dumps paid parental leave scheme plan - The Australian
Victorian Liberal backbencher Michael Sukkar, elected as the member for Deakin in 2013, said “we are going to take the pressure off families''. “The paid parental leave scheme is part of providing a fair-dinkum paid parental plan but that doesn't mean ...and more »
MPs mull inquiry into 'bias' at HRC - The Australian (blog)
Victorian Liberal backbencher Michael Sukkar, a member of the legal affairs committee who is lobbying for an inquiry, said it should examine the “leadership, structure and decision-making processes of the commission with respect to its own inquiries ...
Federal Libs prepare East West Link campaign to pressure Daniel Andrews - The Age
... dissolve contracts for the East West Link, Liberals still believe the project remains popular, at least in the outer suburban seats that the federal government needs to retain at the next election: Aston (held by Alan Tudge); Deakin (Michael Sukkar ...
Abbott warns Andrews not to spend $1.5bn federal funding on East West Link ... - Herald Sun
Michael Sukkar (Deakin), Alan Tudge (Aston) and Tony Smith (Casey) are pushing the campaign, which seems likely to include billboards, advertising and social media. Mr Tudge declined to confirm the campaign, but said: “We are not giving up the fight.”.and more »
Coalition 'faces rout' in southern Australia - The Australian
Victorian Liberal MP Michael Sukkar, who holds the marginal Melbourne seat of Deakin, said the electorate had a “misalignment of expectations'' about the government's ability to turn around the economy in just over a year. He said the government needed ...and more »
Frydenberg primed to take message to the next level - The Australian
“Josh has got a prolific work ethic. He is on 24-7. As far as the Victorians go, he is quickly assuming the role of becoming the leading Victorian voice,” says the federal member for Deakin Michael Sukkar, a friend of Frydenberg. “He is the kind of guy ...