Mary Sinanidis

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New Australian Citizenship questions: Aussie values or lip service?

Give examples of freedom of speech? Is Aussie government secular? Do men and women have equal rights? Should people in Australia make an effort to learn English? These are some …

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International students open to exploitation in Australia

Overseas students which have been central to Australia’s immigration success are now left in the lurch, subject to exploitation, as a result of recent policy changes during COVID-19 which are …

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Senate examines proposed fee hikes as debt clouds hover over uni students

In ancient Greece, Aristotle reasoned that the most deserving should be entitled to their moral deserts. In an Aristotelian world, any apt student would hold right to their study of …

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St Basil’s copped the COVID-19 spotlight, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg in aged care problems

The reputational damage caused to St Basil’s nursing home following the biggest COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria’s aged care sector appears irreversible with at least 40 deaths in the facility. But …

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Chaos, class action and coronial inquiry into what went wrong at St Basil’s

Missing files, dishevelled areas, incomplete drug registers is what director Konstantin Kontis found on his return to St Basil’s Home for Aged Care. Banned from the facility he managed since …

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Minister Tudge grilled about multiculturalism, bad translations and usurping power from Mikakos

Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge has been a busy man. His department has met with 6,000 community groups around Australia – 1,000 in Melbourne – to discuss challenges they face …

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St Basil’s emptied out as fears for the elderly escalate with 16 deaths

“I would not let my mum be in some of these places, I just wouldn’t,” Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews said this week, a comment that came as another slap in …

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Fronditha Care’s vigilance following positive COVID-19 case on 22 July – no new cases since then

The outbreak at numerous aged care facilities around Melbourne, especially St Basil’s in Fawkner, has caused other facilities to fear for their residents and take additional precautions. Fronditha Care, a …

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Experts talk, Health Minister’s tears and grieving Greek families at St Basil’s with 11 deaths

The same people who experienced wars and turbulence are now the major victims of the battle against COVID-19. There are 763 active cases of COVID-19 in staff and residents across …

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Australia’s purse strings: Top economists analyse post-COVID-19 world

The economic statement released on Thursday morning by Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was grim, and a stark reminder of the huge economic disruption caused by COVID-19. Mr Frydenberg compared the …