Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou today welcomed the Government’s decision to provide $500,000 in assistance to Turkey following the recent earthquake.

Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou, today welcomed the Federal Government’s $8,774,770 investment over three years to continue family support services across the electorate.

Federal Member for Calwell  Maria Vamvakinou  today congratulated 3  local educators  who have been awarded $5000  each as  part of a Australian Government Scholarship for Career Advisers.
Ferah Kevser Gunduz, George Georgostathis and Kate Crowhurst are the career advisers at Isik College, Gladstone Park Secondary College and Hume Central Secondary College respectively. The three are currently guiding students in taking the major step from school to further education or employment.

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou today announced the Labor Government will provide $985,000 to fix four dangerous black spots.The approved projects in the Federal electorate of Calwell are:

Vulnerable people, including seniors and people with disability, will benefit from a new social housing development opened in Broadmeadows today.
Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib and Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou said the new development in Pearcedale Parade was supported by more than $16.9 million from the Australian Government.

A multicultural fusion of nationalities was the focus of the Federal Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism launch in Victoria.
The launch was held at Alphington Grammar School on Friday (June 21), and attended by many diverse nationalities and community representatives.

Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou is encouraging residents to help promote community participation by nominating for a place as a People of Australia Ambassador.Ms Vamvakinou said forty ambassadors will be chosen from across Australia to advise the Australian Multicultural Council (AMC) about effective initiatives to promote social harmony.

Tackling  unemployment  was a priority at a roundtable held at the Hume Global Learning Village on June 9.
Minister for Human Services Tanya Plibersek and Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou met with community groups to discuss initiatives as part of the Federal Government’s $304 million budget allocation, aimed at helping 10 electorates in need  across Australia.