McGuire digs in for Hume jobs:

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Hume Leader | By Paige Mason

2nd August 2011

Broadmeadows MP reflects on first 100 days in office.

Broadmeadows state Labor MP Frank McGuire will continue his fight for jobs in Hume. Mr McGuire sat down with the Leader following his first 100 days in office.

He said jobs were his main focus with the Melbourne Wholesale Market’s move to Epping described as a key win.

“This will eventually provide up to 10,000 much needed jobs which is the equivalent of four Ford motor factories,” he said.

Mr McGuire said he had also persuaded the State Government to overturn a planning decision, giving a lifeline to a Broadmeadows-based export business and saving 200 jobs.

“This was significant and imperative to try and give them the best opportunity to keep trading in North America,” Mr McGuire said.

He said the completion of the Broadmeadows Schools Regeneration Project was also an achievement for the area. He is now turning his attention to creating a “multiversity” in Broadmeadows through his work with the Hume Global Learning Village.

“This … aims to provide access to Kangan Institute and a range of university courses that are critical given the area has one of the lowest participation rates in tertiary education,” he said.

Mr McGuire also visited his old stomping ground at St Dominic’s Primary School to plant a tree and talk to students last month. He said it was great to see how the school had evolved and wanted to focus on “attitude, education, opportunity.”

“We need to invest more in these three areas to give children of Broadmeadows the best chance possible,” he said.

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