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"The soaring cost of petrol is biting into household budgets in a way that is unsustainable for working families" Ms Vamvakinou said.

National Families Week this year coincides with the UN International Day of the Family on 15 May and Mother’s Day on 13 May. The theme for National Families Week this year is “Families Investing in Time Together (FITT Families).”

 

Federal Member for Calwell, Ms Maria Vamvakinou, welcomed tax cuts for working families and carers, but warned that this year’s Federal Budget fails to address the long-term challenges of the nation.

More than 22,000 Victorian students have missed out on university places because the Howard Government refuses to provide enough tertiary places, according to Maria Vamvakinou, Labor member for Calwell.

Labor’s 10-year $2.5 billion Trades Training Centres in Schools Plan will see new trade centres built in all high schools in Calwell.

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