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Budget 2021, a mixed bag of offerings with aged care and women leading the way – and no travel until end of 2022

The second “pandemic” budget was delivered by Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Tuesday. “Australia is coming back,” he said. “The Australian spirit has shone through.” Showcasing the Australian economy, he …

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Melbourne man tests positive to COVID-19, exposure sites identified

A Melbourne man in his 30s has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to his home in Melbourne’s north on Tuesday following hotel quarantine in South Australia. The man from …

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Alex Kondos lecture to go ahead in Brisbane after COVID-break

After a break last year because of COVID-19, the annual Alex Kondos Memorial Lecture is set to go ahead at the Greek Club in South Brisbane on 19 May. The …

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15th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival virtual edition: More than 60 films available on demand

The 15th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival is celebrating the breadth and depth of Greek Cinema today. The LAGFF virtual edition will offer New Greek Cinema with curated features, shorts, …

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Greek Australian MP Tom Koutsantonis “will not be intimidated into silence”

The Australian-Turkish Community attacked a Greek Australian South Australian MP in a letter to all Members of the South Australian House of Assembly. The Australian Turkish Advocacy Alliance Executive Secretary …

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This year’s Budget “banking on” Australia opening its borders in 2022

The government is hopeful that Australia may open its borders in 2022, and is banking on this as it prepares to deliver its 2021-22 Budget on Tuesday night. Deputy Prime …

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Archbishop Makarios gets second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

This Saturday was V-day for Archbishop Makarios of Australia who made publicly known he received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Last year, he had joined with other religious …

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More visa flexibility in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic period

The Morrison Government is increasing support for Australia’s tourism and hospitality sector by providing more visa flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic period. The Government will remove existing work hour caps …

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Greek Australian drowned in the Yarra River after romantic rowboat date

An Adelaide man drowned in the early hours of Greek Orthodox Good Friday after his rowboat capsized on the Yarra River in Melbourne’s inner-east. George Voutsinas, 47, was standing on …

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Tanker ploughs into crowd at Southbank, injures five

Five people were injured after a tanker allegedly ploughed into a crowd of people standing on a Southbank pavement in Melbourne. The B-double tanker injured two of them critically. The …

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