Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP

Maria Vamvakinou

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Member for Calwell, Victoria

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4249
(02) 6277 8426

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop M0004, 80 Taylors Road
Keilor Downs, VIC, 3038

Postal address
Shop M0004, 80 Taylors Road
Keilor Downs, VIC, 3038

(03) 9367 5216
(03) 9367 3064


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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Calwell, Victoria, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

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Parliamentary positions

  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 20.10.10 to 5.8.13.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Employment and Workplace Relations from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Procedure from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 25.5.06 to 17.10.07; Industry, Science and Innovation from 19.2.08 (Chair from 12.3.08) to 19.7.10; Petitions from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Appropriations and Administration from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 2.12.04 to 17.10.07 and from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 2.12.04 to 16.6.05; Australian Crime Commission from 25.10.10 to 25.11.10; Law Enforcement from 25.11.10.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.04; Treaties from 18.2.08 to 30.11.09; Migration from 25.10.10.
  • Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 18.3.10 to 19.7.10; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 4.7.11 to 30.3.12.

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Party positions

  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee.
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic).
  • Member, ALP Affirmative Action Working Party.
  • Various policy and branch positions.

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  • Born 4.1.1959, Lefkada, Greece.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA, DipEd (Melb).
  • High school teacher 1982-87.
  • Electorate Officer to Dr AC Theophanous, MP 1988 and 1990.
  • Executive Assistant to the Hon. J Kirner, MLA 1989.
  • Personal Secretary to the Hon. A McCutcheon, MLA 1991.
  • Electorate Officer to Senator KJ Carr 1993-2001.

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Local government service

  • Councillor, Northcote City Council 1990-92.

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  • Description: outer metropolitan.
    Location: north western Melbourne; it includes the centres of Attwood, Broadmeadows, Calder Park, Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Dallas, Gladstone Park, Greenvale, Jacana, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Keilor North, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Roxburgh Park, Somerton, Sydenham, Taylors Lakes and Westmeadows, and parts of Craigieburn.
    Area: 175 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 102 682 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: automobile manufacturing, food processing, horse studs, textiles, clothing, transport, telecommunications, airline industries, wine production and service industries.
    Calwell includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Broadmeadows, Niddrie, St Albans, Sunbury, Sydenham and Yuroke.

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