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State Government Scholarships to study advanced diploma of interpreting in Maltese language

There is currently a severe shortage of Maltese interpreters in Victoria.  We understand that there is only one Maltese interpreter who has National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) qualifications. The Victorian Government is offering scholarships of $3,250 to students who are accepted into the Advanced Diploma of Interpreting program at RMIT University to study interpreting in the Maltese language. The Maltese Community Council of Victoria encourages those proficient in the Maltese language to take advantage of this scholarship and…
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SIMSHAR – the highly acclaimed Maltese movie now screening in Australian cinemas

Film Director Rebecca Cremona on the film set Malta’s first official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, Simshar is based on the true story of the Marsaxlokk fishing family which shocked the Malta in 2008. The film was shot in 21 locations around the Maltese islands and showcases a lot of our customs. The dialog in the file is in Maltese but it has English subtitles (the trailer can be viewed here: ) The…
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Public Consultation On EU Citizenship Launched

The European Commission has just launched its public consultation on EU citizenship in order to obtain a better insight of what EU citizens experience in practice and what they think can be done to simplify the exercise of their EU rights. The consultation is addressed to individual citizens as well as to civil society organisations and others. This time the EC asks for views about common EU values, such as non-discrimination, and how these values can…
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ABC Classic FM Radio to broadcast Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s Anzac Day concert

ABC Classic FM radio is scheduled to broadcast the recording of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s Anzac Day Concert that was performed at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta on 25 April 2015. The performance can be heard on 11 November, Remembrance Day, at pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on ABC Classic FM’s “Evenings Program”. The Evening Program can also be heard online mid-day Malta time on the following link:  select “Listen Live” at the top of the…
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MCCV Survey on the Third Generation of Maltese in Australia

The Maltese Community Council of Victoria is conducting a survey to obtain a picture of the Third Generation of Maltese in Australia. We are particularly interested in their knowledge about Malta and Maltese culture. This will enable us to determine the degree of culture maintenance among our third generation. Teenage children (aged 10 to 17 years), whose grandparents (or great grandparents) were born in Malta, are invited to fill in the survey questionnaire (click here to download…
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