Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP

Maria Vamvakinou

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Member for Calwell, Victoria

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4249
Fax:
(02) 6277 8426

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Office 6, 1100 Pascoe Vale Road
Broadmeadows, VIC, 3047

Postal address
Office 6, 1100 Pascoe Vale Road
Broadmeadows, VIC, 3047

Telephone:
(03) 9309 3655
Fax:
(03) 9309 4255

Biography

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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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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada and Chile, March-April 2003.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Latvia and Switzerland, September-October 2003.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Mexico, April 2004.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia and Sri Lanka, December 2011.

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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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Personal

  • 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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Electorate

  • 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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