I am encouraging the local community to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The grants program announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan will open in November this year and support projects or activities that commemorate the end of the First World War.

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.

Join your neighbours and local police officers for coffee and conversation to celebrate Community Safety Month during October 2017.

No speeches or specific topics, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the police officers in your neighbourhood and the Broadmeadows Community Hub Leader Anne Coall and enjoy free coffee and cake. The event has been organised in conjunction with Hume City Council

WHEN: Thursday 5 October
WHERE: Olsen Place Bakehouse, Shop 19, Olsen Place, Widford Street, Broadmeadows
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:30pm
For more information contact Anne Coall, Broadmeadows Community Hub Leader, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Monash University student Rhea Gotsis has begun a research internship with Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou MP that will look at ways in which the Greek Financial Crisis has impacted on Australia, and ways in which Australia can assist the European nation. 

Ms Vamvakinou says political internships are important for students to gain knowledge of Australia’s political system whilst experiencing first-hand the workings of an electorate office, and the parliamentary duties of a Federal Member.

 Above: Rhea Gotsis with Maria Vamvakinou MP. 

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.

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.