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Victoria records 14 new cases, five deaths

While Victoria was giving its daily COVID-19 update, anti-lockdown protesters prepared to launch a surprise protest in Melbourne at around midday today, following a similar protest yesterday. Sixteen people were …

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Victoria records 21 new COVID-19 cases overnight, 7 deaths

Victoria’s new COVID-19 cases dipped to 21 on Saturday. This brings the 14-day case average to beneath 39.3, the first time it has been beneath 40. There needs to be …

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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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Former gangster Jim Taousanis’ proposed tell-all book bound to ruffle feathers

Accused murderer, former gangster and fitness studio owner Jim Taousanis, a feared gangster in organised crime, made headlines in the 1980s to the early 2000s. He will tell all about …

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Vale Calliope Petropoulou, a great teacher of the Greek language

A great language teacher passed away this week. Calliope Petropoulou, born in Thessaloniki, died aged 94. She will be remembered to generations of Greek Australians of Melbourne for her work …

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Australia’s abandoned visa holders kicked, spat on and feel like ‘garbage’ and ‘dirt’

In early April, Prime Minister Scott Morrison sent a clear message to temporary visa holders that if they were no longer financially solvent to ride out the pandemic, they were …

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Ballarat businesses welcome easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Regional Victoria

While Melbourne will have experienced a loosening to lockdown restrictions, today regional Victoria has enjoyed a more significant relaxation that has allowed restaurants and cafes to serve limited number of …

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New board members bring diverse experience to anti-gambling body

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Chair Tass Mousaferiadis this week welcomed the Victorian Government’s appointment of Alison Roberts and Lee Crockford to the Foundation’s board. A senior executive for more than …

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Numbers drop in Victoria to beneath 30 for the first time since June

Victoria’s new COVID-19 cases dropped to beneath 30 for the first time since June with just 28 new infections on Thursday of which 14 are linked to known cultures. Thursday’s …

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A new Australian Citizenship Test for migrants with a focus on Aussie values

From 15 November 2020, there will be an updated Australian Citizenship Test with a clear focus on Australian values. Questions will focus on the countries respect for freedom and dignity, …