Maria Vamvakinou MP, Federal Member for Calwell congratulated Hume City Council for receiving $127,830 to combat graffiti in Hume. The grant was recently announced by Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice Jason Clare, and is funded from money stripped from criminals.

Minister Assisting for School Education Brendan O’Connor and Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou today visited Hume Valley School to hear from parents, teachers and carers about better funding for students with disability following the release of the Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling.

Medicare and Centrelink services will be available from a one-stop shop in Airport West at the end of this month, Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou announced.

Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou today welcomed Fair Work Australia's historic pay equity decision.

Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou is urging local residents of all ages to attend the Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo in Broadmeadows on Tuesday, 15 May 2012. “Job seekers and those looking to improve their skills will find hundreds of local job and training opportunities at the expo,” Ms Vamvakinou said. “The Jobs and Skills Expo is part of the Australian Government’s action plan to tackle unemployment and skills gaps in the Hume region.

Minister for Emergency Management, Robert McClelland MP, Federal member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou MP, and State Member for Keilor, Natalie Hutchins, have reminded local residents that  financial assistance is available to households affected by the hail and flash flooding that hit Melbourne on Christmas Day, 2011.

A $25 million fund to help local people fight joblessness and poverty was launched bythe Labor Government this week.
Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou called on local community organisations in the Hume area to submit expressions of interest for grants from the Local Solutions Fund.


Drivers will soon be able to enjoy a safer M80, with the first lane of the road project being opened today.
Victorian Roads Minister Terry Mulder and Federal MPs Maria Vamvakinou and Kelvin Thomson said in time motorists were set for a safer and smoother ride on the Moonee Ponds Creek Bridge as all six lanes were gradually opened.