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“Recent suggestions that the Federal Government may change the long standing practice of having the salaries of GPs who are employed by community health services funded through bulk-billed reimbursements are quite worrying.”
Today in the House of Representatives, Maria Vamvakinou MP, the Federal Member for Calwell moved an amendment, on behalf of the Labor Party, to the Migration (Detention Arrangements) Bill 2005 in the hope of getting a better deal for Temporary Protection VISA and Temporary Humanitarian VISA holders.
Today in response to questions from The Age newspaper, Maria Vamvakinou MP, the Federal Member for Calwell made the following comments:
Today, Maria Vamvakinou MP, the Federal Member for Calwell, congratulated Health Minister Tony Abbott for finally launching the Fifth National HIV-AIDS Strategy, albeit twelve months late given the fourth national strategy expired on 30 June 2004.
On 22nd August 2005, Maria Vamvakinou MP, the Federal Labor Member for Calwell will address a Public Meeting being organised by FAIR GO in Campbellfield about the Howard Governments planned Workplace Relations changes.
This week in the Australian Parliament, Maria Vamvakinou, the Federal Member for Calwell, spoke about Gary Marshall, an extraordinary and creative local resident and business man who invented a cigarette butt disposal unit known as smokers poles. said Maria Vamvakinou.

Last week in Canberra, Maria Vamvakinou MP, the Federal Member for Calwell raised the Autoliv Job losses in Parliament.

“Autoliv is Australia’s largest manufacturer of seatbelts and airbags and it is devastating that the Campbellfield factory has been forced to cut more than half its 900 strong workforce, in order to remain viable in the face of price competition from overseas suppliers.” said Ms Vamvakinou.

As Muslim’s around the world begin to observe the Holy Month of Ramadan, Maria Vamvakinou, Federal Member for Calwell, today conveyed her best wishes to all her Muslim constitutes.