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Malta Consul General for Victoria completes term of office

In a Farewell Reception held on Sunday 18 June at the Maltese Community Centre in Parkville, members of the Melbourne Maltese community joined the MCCV in farewelling the outgoing Consul General of Malta for the State of Victoria, Mr Victor Grech. His term of office concludes at the end of June, after serving for almost four years. Among those present were the Honorary Consul of Malta for the State of Victoria Dr Edwin Borg Manché; the…
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MCCV honours members for their contribution to Maltese community

  The second part of proceedings at the Consul General’s farewell reception held on 18 June at the Maltese Centre in Parkville consisted of the presentation of the MCCV Community Awards 2016. In 2012 the MCCV established its annual MCCV Community Awards to publicly recognise, and show its appreciation for, the valuable contribution of Maltese people to the enrichment of the Maltese community in Victoria, whether by their contribution to scholarship, education, welfare services, culture, the…
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Malta awarded the George Cross 75 years ago

It was the darkest moment in Malta's history. In 1942, the island was potholed with bombs dropped by German and Italian aircraft in an attempt to neutralise the British bases in Malta. By then Malta was believed to be the most bombed place in the world per square mile during what was known as the darkest period for the Allies in the fight against the Nazis. Food rations in Malta were practically finished, and the population was…
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SBS Radio final selection criteria fail to address key issues raised by Maltese community leaders

On 2nd March 2017 SBS published the final selection criteria for SBS Radio services following the public consultation that closed on 11 December ;The only changes made to the draft criteria relate to allowing SBS flexibility to increase the number of high needs languages to more than 15, if funding permits; taking into greater consideration the English language proficiency of new arrivals and older migrants; and reducing the weighting of household income as a secondary indicator…
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Identity Malta taking years to process Maltese citizenship applications

The Maltese government agency, Identity Malta, has been inundated with applications for Maltese citizenship and is struggling to cope with the volume. The agency is responsible for the processing of such applications which have drastically increased over the last years. In an article published on 23 January 2017, the Times of Malta reported receiving various complaints from applicants complaining that their requests for citizenship have been “stuck for years” at Identity Malta. The newspaper was informed…
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