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As the first Greek born woman to be elected to Federal Parliament, my story of migration has been showcased as part of Multicultural Arts Victoria's AFTERWARDS series.

The four-part series explores what it feels like to be a migrant or refugee, having to travel from the only home you’ve ever known to a new life in Australia.

Ms Mary Elizabeth Calwell, daughter of The Hon Arthur Calwell, Australia’s first Immigration Minister and Former Leader of the Australian Labor Party, (1960 to 1967), will be giving a free public lecture at the opening of 'Waves of Love & Emotion' exhibition next Tuesday night.

What could your community group do with $20,000?

The Stronger Communities Programme will open soon for a third round of funding grants with expressions of interest open now. 

Up to $150,000 of funding will be available in Calwell for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy of our local community.

You have been invited to an International Women's Day morning tea hosted by Maria Vamvakinou MP.

The Members of the Australian Parliamentary Delegation to Palestine express their sincere gratitude to their Palestinian hosts for their hospitality during the period 23 April to 30 April.

The visit of the cross party Parliamentary Delegation enabled direct communication with a variety of NGOs, businesses, members of the Palestinian Legislative Council led by Dr Nabil Shaath, and Government Ministers including Prime Minister H.E. Dr Rami Hamdallah and Foreign Minister H.E. Dr Riyad Malki.

Come along to a poetry reading of the only contemporary Australian / Turkish book pf poems on the war "This Intimate War: Gallipoli / Canakkale 1915" on Wednesday 15 March. 

I want to congratulate my local Roxburgh Park resident Ellen Koutsodimitropoulos who has raised nearly $40,000 for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal, 'Every Kid Counts' through her fundraising efforts.



Pictured here with Ellen Koutsodimitropoulos at the Hume Global Learning Centre.

I attended the Milli Gorus Sareera Youth and ICMG Youth's 7th annual Street Iftar at the Meadow Heights Mosque. It was a wonderful event hosted by the Sareera Youth, a young women's group at the Mosque. It was such a treat to be invited by the community to share in the breaking of the fast with delicious food. Well done to all that made this spectacular event possible especially to those who turned the mosque into a Turkish bazaar!