For the last year, the Howard government has been trying to convince the Australian public that its new IR laws are fair. This announcement that it will change parts of its IR legislation is simply an admission that these laws were unfair all along.

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.

"Confusion over whether Airline Partners Australia's bid for Qantas has failed or not is an additional and unnecessary burden that Qantas workers should not have to carry" 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).”


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

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.

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.

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