3 speeches were delivered in July 2014 in the House of Representatives by Maria Vamvakinou (Member for Calwell, Victoria), Matt Williams (Member for Hindmarsh, SA) and Mr Albanese (Member for Grayndler, NSW) on the ongoing Cyprus issues.
All Members acknowledged the ongoing Australian support for the peace process in Cyprus, and highlighted the importance of continued efforts towards this goal.
The full transcript can be found here
About Maria Vamvakinou, the Federal Member for Calwell,
Maria Vamvakinou, the Federal Member for Calwell, is the first Greek-born woman to be elected to the Parliament of Australia. Born on the small Greek island of Lefkada in 1959, Maria migrated by boat to Australia with her parents in 1963 who, like many post-war European families, were looking for a better life and greater opportunities. Maria grew up and was educated in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs and, as the child of working class migrant parents, Maria shares a lot with many local residents and families.