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Abbott government drops proposed controversial changes to race-hate law

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 NEWS   Last Wednesday the Abbott government announced that it has dropped its plan to introduce the highly controversial changes to race hate laws, conceding they had become a “complication’’ that was hurting it and risked undermining national unity. This decision follows a co-ordinated and sustained campaign against the free speech amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act had left the Coalition government battered in ethnically diverse communities, particularly in western Sydney. Read more …

Volunteers needed to visit socially isolated Maltese elderly

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The Australian Multicultural Community Services Inc. (AMC Services) is seeking volunteers to visit Maltese elderly who may be socially isolated. AMC Services is a community based organisation addressing the diverse and changing needs of multicultural communities in Victoria, and specialises in providing cultural specific aged care services. Read more …

Maltese-Australian Youth Committee launched in NSW

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 NEWS   A fundraising function held on July 6 at the La Valette Social Centre in Blacktown, NSW, marked the launch of the Maltese-Australians’ Youth Committee (MAYC), which was formed in late March by a group of nine enthused Maltese-Australian youths, who share the same pride of Maltese background with a love to share, not only the Maltese culture and heritage, but to see to it that it lives on for future generations. Read more …

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