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“The changes that the Howard Government is making to the Parenting Payment (Single) won’t move single parents into work and will be only moving people from welfare to welfare, not welfare to work.” said Ms Vamvakinou
The recent release of local unemployment statistics for the City of Hume by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations were not a surpise. The figures showed that the number of people living in Hume who found themselves unemployed was on the rise over the last twelve months.
Maria Vamvakinou, the Federal Member for Calwell said “It’s sad that the number of people completing apprenticeship in the Calwell electorate has plummeted. This massive drop of 33% in the number of apprentices finishing a traditional trade’s qualification is an outrage when local businesses are crying out for qualified tradespeople.”
Maria Vamvakinou, Federal Member for Calwell, today expressed her concern with the lack of community consultation in regard to the Howard Government’s proposed immigration detention centre for Broadmeadows.
Maria Vamvakinou MP, Federal Member for Calwell will prouldy present an Australian Flag to Jonathan Balfour who will be traveling to represent Australia in the 38th WorldSkills International Competition which is being held in Helsinki, Finland from the 26 to 29 May 2005. Image
Today Maria Vamvakinou MP, the Federal Member for Calwell became an Ambassador for Toddler Water Safety in a unique program to drive down drowning deaths in the five and under age group.
"The Howard Government has broken another key election promise to the people of Calwell by cutting funding to Medicare and raising the safety net threshold" Maria Vamvakinou MP, the Federal Member for Calwell said today.
Today Maria Vamvakinou wished Mr Latham well in life after politics and said she hoped his health improved so that he was able to lead a full and active life with his young family.