Government releases plan for Better Schools - The National Plan for School Improvement

Federal Member for Isaacs, Mark Dreyfus, today said all local schools will benefit under the Gillard Government's National Plan for School Improvement.

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A Clean Bill of Health – Plain Packaging to Help Locals Quit

Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Federal Member for Isaacs, today joined Frankston Mornington Peninsula Medicare Local Chief Executive, Robyn Whyte, in welcoming the decision of the High Court to reject the legal challenge by big tobacco against Australia's world-leading plain packaging laws.

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Helping low income households in Frankston reduce their energy bills

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and Federal Member for Isaacs, Mark Dreyfus, today announced Kildonan UnitingCare is helping financially vulnerable Australians in the Frankston area to improve their energy efficiency and save money on energy costs.

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New iPhone App Helps Students

Students in Isaacs no longer have to call or visit Centrelink to update or check their payments, thanks to a new app for iPhone and iPod touch.

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Gillard Government Brings in Hotline for Carbon Price Rip Offs

Federal Member for Isaacs, Mark Dreyfus today welcomed the ACCC's announcement of a dedicated carbon hotline and online complaint form for consumers who think they are being ripped off by unjustified price rises.

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RDAF Funding Unlocks Civic Partnership Investment

Regional Australia Minister Simon Crean today announced a $6 million Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) grant for a civic centre revitalisation project in Dandenong that will leverage $62 million in partnership investment.

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Frankston Aquatic Centre in the Regional Development Fast Lane

A new regional aquatic centre in Frankston is now in the fast lane after receiving $13.5 million from the $200 million second round of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF).

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Baillieu Government must support disadvantaged students

Federal Member for Isaacs, Mark Dreyfus has condemned the Baillieu Government for scrapping the School Start Bonus and School-based Education Maintenance Allowance payments, calling on them to be immediately reinstated.

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Extra cash for thousands of local pensioners

Thousands of local pensioners are set to get extra support to help them make ends meet, with over $5 million worth of new cash payments hitting local households from this week.

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New Medicare Local to Co-Ordinate Frontline Health Care

Residents of Melbourne's southern bayside suburbs will benefit from improved frontline health services, including after hours care and better access to GPs and other primary health care services, with the opening of the new Frankston-Mornington Peninsula Medicare Local.

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