South East Melbourne Business Innovation Forum in Australia’s Manufacturing Heartland

Fifty manufacturers representing businesses across south eastern Melbourne today joined the Federal Minister for Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet, the Federal Member for Isaacs, Mark Dreyfus and the Federal Member for Bruce, Alan Griffin to discuss opportunities to access grants, information and explore partnerships with local research institutions, at Dandenong's Drum Theatre.

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New cash bonus to help local families

Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Federal Member for Isaacs, today announced that more than 9,000 local families with kids in school will benefit from a new cash bonus delivered by the Federal Labor Government.

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Interest rate relief for Isaacs homeowners and small businesses

Mark Dreyfus today welcomed the Reserve Bank's decision to cut interest rates, which will ease the burden on local working families with a mortgage.

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Jobs and Skills Expo Connects 8,900 to Jobs and Training

More than 8,900 people were connected with employment and skills training opportunities at the Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo in Dandenong yesterday.

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Jobs and Skills Expo Keeps Dandenong Working

More than 500 jobs and apprenticeships will be up for grabs today at the Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo in Dandenong.

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Bayside Medicare Local officially opens

Improving primary heathcare for residents in Kingston will be one of the key priorities for Bayside Medicare Local, which was officially launched yesterday by Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Federal Member for Isaacs.

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More NBN fibre to be rolled out in Isaacs

Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Federal Member for Isaacs, today welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, that 70,100 homes and businesses in and around the Isaacs electorate will have access to National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre services under NBN Co's first three year fibre rollout plan.

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Local manufacturer looks to global markets

Dandenong manufacturer A.W. Bell is using a grant from the Australian Government's Commercialisation Australia program to open up export opportunities in the lucrative United States aerospace and defence sectors.

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More money in retirement and more support for small business

Mark Dreyfus has welcomed the passing of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT), and associated legislation through the Senate this week.

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Isaacs families benefiting from Paid Parental Leave

More than 1200 new parents in Isaacs have applied for Paid Parental Leave since the Gillard Labor Government introduced the historic scheme over a year ago.

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