Tomorrow Maria Vamvakinou MP, the Federal Member for Calwell, will present two students from the Calwell Electorate the Australian Students Prize for 2004. Both students Miss Dakshinee Kodituwakku (of Roxburgh Park) and Mr Chatura Wijetunga (of Craigieburn) won awards for their outstanding achievement in secondary education.
National Literacy & Numeracy Week (29 August – 4 September 2005) is a great opportunity for young Australians in Calwell to showcase their skills, Maria Vamvakinou MP said.
“Today’s announcement that automotive parts manufacturer Kozma Industries in Campbellfield will be slashing jobs is another devastating blow to local workers and there families.” said Maria Vamvakinou.
Maria Vamvakinou MP, the Federal Member for Calwell yesterday joined with the Hume Council to oppose the Governments proposal to build an immigration detention centre in Broadmeadows and has signed a joint letter to the Minister opposing the proposal.
“We have seen extraordinary devastation in the United States and like all Australian’s my heart goes out to those effected by Hurricane Katrina.” said Ms Vamvakinou
Today Maria Vamvakinou MP, the Federal Member for Calwell condemned the Federal Government for closing the Television Blackspots Program without addressing reception problems in the Bulla township.
Today Maria Vamvakinou MP, the Federal Member for Calwell condemned recent suggestions made by Sophie Panopoulos MP and Bronwyn Bishop MP that Muslim headscarfs should be banned in schools.

In relation to Dr. Chris Towie and concerns over local health care, Maria Vamvakinou MP stated today:

"I have had the opportunity to speak with Dr Chris Towie, as well as several other local doctors regarding some of the challenges that this area continues to face when it comes to health care and service provision."