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.

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.

The world wide appeal of Australia’s multicultural society was evident at a function held in Parliament House, Canberra this morning.
More than 50 diplomats and 40 members of parliament attended the Federal Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism about “The Role of Diplomats in Multicultural Australia”.

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:

A $7 million agreement for a GP Superclinic in Broadmeadows was signed today between the Federal Government and Dianella Community Health.
Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon and Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou MP welcomed the news as a win for Broadmeadows and the electorate.

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.

 The Calwell electorate will be one of ten chosen localities across Australia to benefit from a $304 million package aimed at tackling unemployment.
The initiative proposed by the Department of Education will focus on drawing on the local community expertise to help families and individuals access services they need to participate in education and employment programs.