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!

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.

2016 Refugee Week Celebrations in Hume 

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

"Maria Vamvakinou's experience of migration in the 1960s had a profound impact on her life, inspiring a passion for cultural diversity that remains a driving force in her political career."