Armenian National Committee of Australia unveils new Melbourne Branch

MELBOURNE: The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) has formally relaunched its Melbourne Branch, which has already begun serving the local public affairs priorities of the state’s Armenian-Australian community through a baptism highlighted by the attacks and invasion of the Republic of Artsakh.

Asbed Boymoushakian, who is a long-time community activist and former participant in the ANC-AU Youth Advocates program, will Chair the ANC-AU – Melbourne Branch. He is an information technology professional.

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Joining Boymoushakian is Janine Gulbenkian, Andre Vartan-Boghossian and Chris Kaplandjian, with Hovig Melkonian in the role of the ANC-AU National Board’s liaison to the Melbourne branch.

Gulbenkian is a law graduate currently employed as a senior consultant at one of Australia’s major practices, Vartan-Boghossian is a graduate architect with a Masters of Architecture (UTS), while Kaplandjian is currently completing his Bachelors in Business (Marketing Major) at Swinburne University of Technology. Melkonian has recently completed his MBA at the Monash Business School, he is a former Federal Candidate for the federal electorate of Casey and is currently employed as a Senior Organiser at the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association.

ANC-AU Executive Director Haig Kayserian congratulated the new ANC-AU – Melbourne team.

“The Armenian National Committee of Australia National Board is very pleased to formally announce the ANC-AU – Melbourne Branch, which has been hard at work for several months, including providing exemplary leadership during the recent attacks on Artsakh,” said Kayserian.

“This very capable team of young professionals have led community efforts at raising awareness and funds despite the very serious Victorian lockdown, and we look forward to their representation of our community’s interests at local and state government level, like with all our branches across the country.”

ANC-AU – Melbourne Chair, Asbed Boymoushakian added: “We have a great team and are looking forward to doing all we can, as a community, to ensure security and recognition for the Republic of Artsakh in particular considering the current predicament of our brothers and sisters in the motherland.”

The Armenian National Committee of Australia, which is headquartered in Sydney’s north, has branches in Western Sydney NSW, Canberra ACT, Perth WA and Melbourne VIC.

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