Chance for Greater Dandenong to Star in Domestic Tourism Campaign

Greater Dandenong will have the opportunity to star in the next phase of Tourism Australia's There's nothing like Australia campaign aimed at encouraging more Australians to holiday in Australia.

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Federal Government Supports Local Councils

Councillors from Kingston, Frankston, Dandenong and Bayside last Friday heard firsthand about the many opportunities available to them through the Gillard Government's Clean Energy Future plan.

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Chance for Mordialloc Chelsea to Star in Domestic Tourism Campaign

Mordialloc Chelsea residents will have the opportunity to star in the next phase of Tourism Australia's There's nothing like Australia campaign aimed at encouraging more Australians to holiday in Australia.

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Capital grants available for Australian Disability Enterprises

Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Federal Member for Isaacs, is encouraging Australian Disability Enterprises in Isaacs to apply for funding to undertake capital improvements.

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School computer rollout on track for 1:1 ratio

The Federal Labor Government is on track to meet the 1:1 ratio of computers for all Australian students between Years 9-12 by the end of the year, and this includes more than 1821 computers have been delivered to schools in Isaacs, with Mr Dreyfus today said.

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Mark Dreyfus QC MP officially opens Mordialloc College’s Discovery Centre

Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Federal Member for Isaacs, last Friday joined an excited Mordialloc College school community to celebrate the official opening of the $2,000,000, federally funded, Discovery Centre.

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More than 1,000 children registered for a better start at life

Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Federal Member for Isaacs, today encouraged local families with children with a disability to sign on to the Australian Government's $147 million Better Start for Children with Disability initiative.

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More support for child care centres in Greater Dandenong

Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Federal Member for Isaacs, has welcomed $25,000 in Australian Government funding to assist child care centres in Greater Dandenong to improve the quality of their services.

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One year on, Wallara Industries strengthens its support for people with disabilities

Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Federal Member for Isaacs, on Friday visited Wallara Industries, in Keysborough, to see firsthand how the organisation has progressed since it relocated to Keysborough, from Noble Park approximately one year ago.

Wallara Industries is supported with more than $800,000 a year under the Australian Government's Disability Employment Assistance program, providing employment and work place training for people with an intellectual or developmental disability.

Wallara Industries was set-up more than fifty years ago and has grown to provide work for 20,000 people Australia-wide, including 93 people with disability in our local community.

Mr Dreyfus said it was important that people with intellectual or developmental disability, who wish to work, are given every opportunity to enter and contribute to the Australian workforce.

"People with disability should have the right to work and contribute to their community - just like any of us."

"This program is critical for our local community in allowing people with an intellectual or development disability to undertake productive and meaningful work."

Wallara delivers employment assistance for job seekers with disability, helping people with disability, injury or health condition get ready to look for a job, find a job and keep a job.

"I congratulate Wallara Industries on their commitment and dedication to supporting people with disabilities assisting them to reach their full potential and find employment and providing high quality services to their clients." Mr Dreyfus said.

Wallara Industries provides a range of operations within the contract labour, packaging, including: labelling and re-labelling of products; product assembly; product marketing solutions; 3PL services including warehouse storage and transport logistics.

Further information on the Wallara Industries can be found at their website http://www.wallaraindustries.com.au

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Continued support of pensioners in Isaacs

Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Federal Member for Isaacs, today welcomed the Federal Government's announcement that local pensioners will soon receive an increase in their payments to help them balance the household budget.

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