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A $25 million fund to help local people fight joblessness and poverty was launched bythe Labor Government this week.
Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou called on local community organisations in the Hume area to submit expressions of interest for grants from the Local Solutions Fund.

 

Drivers will soon be able to enjoy a safer M80, with the first lane of the road project being opened today.
Victorian Roads Minister Terry Mulder and Federal MPs Maria Vamvakinou and Kelvin Thomson said in time motorists were set for a safer and smoother ride on the Moonee Ponds Creek Bridge as all six lanes were gradually opened.

Minister Assisting for School Education Brendan O’Connor and Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou today visited Hume Valley School to hear from parents, teachers and carers about better funding for students with disability following the release of the Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling.

Maria Vamvakinou the Federal Member for Calwell today welcomed the announcement of a $103 million grant  to help boost fuel efficiency and emissions performance in the Ford Falcon and Territory.The announcement was made after a meeting in Detroit between the Minister for Manufacturing, Senator Kim Carr, Ford Asia Pacific-Africa President Joe Hinrichs and Ford Australia President and CEO Bob Graziano.

Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou today welcomed Fair Work Australia's historic pay equity decision.

Two local initiatives in the Calwell community have received Australian Government funding to help honour the service of local veterans, Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou said today.
Ms Vamvakinou said $3200 had been approved by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, as part of the Saluting Their Service commemorations program.

Minister for Emergency Management, Robert McClelland MP, Federal member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou MP, and State Member for Keilor, Natalie Hutchins, have reminded local residents that  financial assistance is available to households affected by the hail and flash flooding that hit Melbourne on Christmas Day, 2011.

Frontline health services in Coolaroo will be expanded, with a $500,000 boost from the Gillard Government, Federal MP for Calwell, Maria Vamvakinou announced today.