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Fr Claude Borg mssp passes away aged 91

The Missionary Society of St Paul, the Maltese Community Council of Victoria and the Maltese community in Australia mourn the loss of Fr Claude Borg mssp, who passed away peacefully on Saturday 17th June at the Uniting Mulluana Residential Care, Blacktown in Sydney on 17 June 2017, aged 91 years. Former chaplain to the Diocese of Parramatta Maltese community, Fr Claude Borg was aged 91 and in his 71st year of profession and 65th year of his missionary…
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APPRECIATION: Anthony “Tony” Paul Zarb (1935-2017)

The Maltese community in Melbourne mourns the sad loss of Anthony Paul Zarb, affectionately known as Tony Zarb. He was a loving husband, loyal brother, dedicated father, proud grandfather and adoring great-grandfather and earned an enduring respect from friends and all who knew him. Tony was a prominent member of the Maltese community in Melbourne. In 1998 Tony became the president of the Maltese Salesian Past Pupil Association and, for the next eight years, he steered…
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APPRECIATION: Carmen Testa OAM, MQR (1934-2017)

A prominent member of the Maltese Community in Melbourne, Carmen Testa passed away peacefully with dignity after a long battle with cancer on 11 April 2017, aged 83 years. Carmen was locally, nationally and globally recognised for her community work. She was the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) from the Australian Government, the Midalja ghall-Qadi tar-Repubblika (MQR) from the Maltese Government, the Victorian Premier’s Award, a Senior Citizen's Award, Brimbank's living Treasure, a…
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Processing of Maltese Citizenship applications should not take years

BLOG  BY Victor Borg, MCCV President We have been approached by many of our community members complaining of the inordinate delays they are experiencing in the processing of their Maltese citizenship application by the government agency Identity Malta. Recent media reports from Malta have confirmed that delays can extend beyond a two-year period with no acknowledgement or contact from the Maltese government agency on the status and progress of their application in the meantime. Not providing status…
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SBS priorities are different from community expectations

 BLOG   By Victor Borg  The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) recently launched a public consultation in relation to the draft criteria that SBS will apply when reviewing its radio schedule next year and determining how the broadcast hours will be spread among the various community languages. A similar review last took place in 2012. Following the 2011 Commonwealth Census, SBS savaged the Maltese language radio broadcast time from 9 hrs to only 2 hrs per week. Subsequently, as…
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