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Locals say no to total smoking ban in Eaton Mall

A proposal that would see a total ban on smoking introduced in outdoor areas at all restaurants, cafes and recreational settings in the City of Monash has been dismissed. The …

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Neos Kosmos endorses Uluru Statement from the Heart

One year after the ‘historic’ meeting in Uluru, where more than 250 leaders of Indigenous communities – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples at the First Nations National Constitutional Convention …

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Pension cuts for Australians travelling overseas for more than six weeks

Aged pension changes are underway for Australians, with certain regulations potentially hitting those travelling abroad hard. Th While retirees will still receive their pension when travelling abroad, the rate will …

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Athens v Melbourne: the liveability debate

Comparing the quality of life and the economy between Greece and Australia countries is a popular subject of discussion among Greeks, both those living in Greece and those who have …

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Interpreters and the Victorian Government speak the same language

Victorian Multiculturalism received a much-needed boost this week, as the Andrews Government announced a significant funding increase – the largest in the state’s history – to interpreter services. “All Victorians …

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Building on Australia’s migrant success story

Migrating to a new country can be an enormous gamble. People take huge risks to uproot their lives in order to come here to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities Australia …

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Sadly, it’s not all Greek to our kids. Why aren’t they speaking Greek?

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has announced the Australian Government will offer an extra $11.8 million in funding to the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program, with the participating preschools …

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Georganas’ future in Hindmarsh uncertain

Questions have been raised about the political future of Federal ALP parliamentarian, Steve Georganas after the Australian Electoral Commission recently upheld its draft decision to abolish federal ALP frontbencher Mark …

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Vamvakinou raises Cyprus issue in Australian Parliament

It might be coincidental, but it is hard to overlook the relevance between the outcome of the elections in Turkey, and a motion on the Cypriot issue presented in federal …

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Australia’s first Greek Lord Mayor, Steve Condous AM has passed away, aged 82

Australia’s first Mayor of Greek descent and former state MP, Steve George Condous AM passed away on Friday 22 June following a short illness, aged 82. The charismatic politician was …