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Striking teachers form a picket outside Premier Ted Baillieu’s electorate office…

DEBT RISE ABOUT 1500 striking teachers and school support staff rallied outside Ted Baillieu’s electorate office in Camberwell yesterday, vowing to keep fighting in their wages battle with the Government. The rally coincided with the first in a series of rolling halfday strikes. About 120 schools across Melbourne’s eastern suburbs were affected, and the strikes are set to spread across the state this term. Australian Education Union state president Mary Bluett, who will step down from her role on December

31, said angry teachers and education support staff were “in for the long haul”. These rolling strikes follow two mass state-wide strikes, which forced the closure of hundreds of public schools in July and September. Mrs Bluett said rallies outside the offices of Coalition MPs would be timed to coincide with the stop-work actions. She said it was almost two years since the AEU lodged its log of claims with the Baillieu Government.Public schools across Melbourne’s east were

the first to be hit by a series of rolling half-day strikes this term. More are scheduled this week in Shepparton, Horsham and Sunshine, and will spread in coming weeks. Teachers, principals and education support staff are fighting for increased wages and improved conditions. Other planned industrial measures include withholding comments on students’ end-ofyear report cards.A Government spokeswoman said it was “unhelpful that these actions are taking place while we are negotiating”.

Children harmed as abuse, injury cases soar

THE State Government’s debt rose $3.4 billion in the past year to $15.2 billion.But belttightening measures have put it on track to record its promised surplus of $144 million this financial year, according to the 2011-12 Financial Report released yesterday.

A large proportion of the increased debt comes from the Government having to start paying for the Royal Children’s Hospital, as well as other long-term infrastructure projects started by the Brumby government. Treasurer Kim Wells said Victoria had maintained its AAA rating and

was committed to a surplus at all costs plan to build finances for capital investment.

The Financial Report also revealed Victorians copped more than $550 million worth of fines, almost $20 million more than the previous year. While the Government was able to control the growth of its debt with public sector cuts and other austerity measures, the state’s total liabilities - including a superannuation time bomb has passed $55 billion, up from $41.3 billion a year ago. Government spokeswoman Stephanie Ryan said the state’s

liabilities had not blown out, but merely reflected the plummeting Commonwealth bond rates, which have hit historic lows and greatly inflated the onpaper valuation of Victoria’s superannuation.

Ms Ryan said the superannuation obligations were only an accounting valuation tool and the Government’s unfunded superannuation obligations remained on track to be eliminated by 2035. With Australia’s second highest rate of unemployment, the NAB said Victoria was plagued by the high Australian dollar crippling the manufacturing sector.

by WESTERNPORT: RHYLL: Good customer Nathan Grimes fished last weekend off Rhyll. He landed a couple of nice snapper estimated at 2.5kg and a nice little gummy to go along with them. He fished deep water and found squid and pilchards to be the best baits. He said it was a long time between bites but worth persisting. CORINELLA: Some excellent reports of snapper from the Corinella region continue to flood the shop with many happy anglers getting amongst them in a big way. Fish to 7kg have been caught with fresh baits such as squid and salmon working best, as well as the trusty pilchard. As the season continues so will the reports. TOORADIN: Good customer Aron fished the top end of the port out from Tooradin and landed this ripper snapper. The fish was caught in 8m of water and fell victim to a pilchard fished on the run in tide just before the slack. When Aron cleaned the fish he found a toadie inside its guts. HASTINGS: Steve Johnston from Ace fishing Charters has had a successful week on the snapper. He reports good numbers of snapper on Saturday morning from 3kg to 4.5kg. Best baits have been pillies.


RECORD numbers of Victorian children are being exposed to danger and violence as the number of cases requiring court-sanctioned intervention skyrockets.

Department of Human Services in the past two years alone - with cases including children being showered with broken glass, deprived of food and left with no clothes or possessions.

The figures have alarmed the state’s top child advocate as authorities remove children from dire situations and order parents to have alcohol and drug treatment.

The number of harm reports jumped to 61,659 in the 12 months to June - an increase of 6247. Authorities have taken out almost 4000 court orders in the two-year period - more than five a day - to remove children from abusive parents and their neglect.

An investigation reveals more than 117,000 reports of harm to children were made to the

There were more than 36,000 reports of emotional abuse last year and another 14,200 reports of physical abuse, and DHS had to come to the rescue. Victoria’s Child Safety Commissioner, Bernie Geary, said better services were needed to stop children being harmed and the figures showed that children were as much domestic violence victims as women.”It’s a sad indictment on our society and community that these things happen,” Mr Geary said.

SORRENTO: Customer Matt fished off Sorrento Pier with his mate Steve on Saturday and Sunday. He reported the fishing was slow for the boys but they did manage to catch this cracker squid which weighed 1.3kg. MORNINGTON PENINSULA: Shaun Furtiere from Think Big Charters, while not guiding clients to 20lb snapper, has been fishing Port Phillip Bay along the Southern Peninsula. Shaun reports some great calamari around Blairgowrie to Portsea and some excellent whiting in the same area.. FRANKSTON: Young Charlie and Simon Murphy landed this beautiful 70cm snapper during the week right on the high tide change at 7am in the morning. It was caught in 18m of water off CARRUM: Staff members Mitch and Adam took advantage of a day off together and ventured out on Monday morning for a quick snapper fish. Struggling to find fish on the sounder they marked up a solid arch. A bit of burley and a couple minutes later Adam landed a cracker fish which was estimated at about 5kg+. The boys caught the fish in 16m of water out from Carrum on a pilchard. Customer Anthony Laureano fished off Carrum in 19m during the week and landed some very impressive snapper. He found the best baits to be squid heads over anything else he had out. MORDIALLOC: Matt Cini from Reel Time Charters reports the fishing this week has been very good when the barometer is up. While the water temperature is still low at 13.5 the fish are still feeding during a very short bite period. He has been concentrating most of his efforts between Frankston and Mordialloc in depths of 16 to 20m. He said it won’t be long until it fires but the fishing is still red hot with a lot of sounding and patience required. ST KILDA: Customers Yunus and Taner fished off St Kilda during the week and bagged some very nice fish. They caught snapper from 3kg to 4kg in 8-10m of water. They found the best baits were pilchards and yakkas.

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1 in 8 Australians living in poverty

A report by welfare organisation the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has found one in eight Australians is living in poverty. ACOSS says that equates to more than 2.2 million people living below the poverty line in Australia and close to 600,000 of them are children.

The report provides the most comprehensive picture of poverty in Australia since 2006. It shows people who are unemployed, children (especially in lone parent families), and people whose main source of income is social security payments, are the groups most at risk. ACOSS says despite 20 years of

2012 Melbourne Festival now on! Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu officially opened the 2012 Melbourne Festival tonight, kicking off a 17-day celebration of Australian and international arts. Mr Baillieu said the festival, now in its 27th year, was a hotly anticipated flagship event in Victoria’s calendar. “With large-scale spectacular productions as well as intimate smaller works, the Festival brings together an extraordinary array of artistic talent from around the world as well as providing a platform to showcase the best of Victoria’s renowned arts scene to more than 600,000 people each year,” Mr Baillieu said. “The 2012 Festival offers something for all ages and diverse tastes, through its exciting program of music, film, visual art, theatre, opera and dance. “There’s also a series of forums where you can hear first-hand from festival artists and a program of outdoor events that will bring the art out onto Melbourne’s streets and into our laneways,” Mr Baillieu said. This year’s festival will also feature in the 10th anniversary celebrations for Melbourne’s Federation Square, with a free weekend of events including art installations, children’s activities, a family

economic growth, poverty has increased in Australia. ACOSS chief Dr Cassandra Goldie says it is a national disgrace. “This is the first time this figure has been counted in six years and it is deeply concerning to us that there is no reduction in the rate of poverty in Australia,” she said.

“In fact it has slightly increased. “In a wealthy country like Australia, this is simply inexcusable.” Dr Goldie says it is unacceptable that the Newstart payment has not been increased in almost 20 years and that the Government last week made cuts to payments for sole parents.

concert and a big screen movie marathon. Mr Baillieu said one of the great strengths of Melbourne Festival was in promoting new and cutting edge work, including from some of Victoria’s best local companies. “This year’s program features 18 world premieres, including works by our own Chunky Move, Arena Theatre Company and Polyglot Theatre, alongside 33 Australian premieres,” Mr Baillieu said.

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“Over the next 17 days, the city will host events that span the continents and celebrate creativity in all forms. With events in our most iconic arts venues, as well as in some unexpected spaces, Melbourne Festival is not just a celebration of the arts, but a celebration of Melbourne itself.”

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The 2012 Melbourne Festival runs from 11-27 October 2012. To find out more, go to

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“Two-thirds of people on Newstart have been unemployed for more than a year and they clearly need more help than they are getting now from employment services,” she said. She says the Government’s parenting payment cuts are disturbing, given the report shows almost 300,000 children living in poverty are with sole parents.

“There are almost 600,000 children living in families below the poverty line. About half of those children are in sole parent families, and one quarter of people in sole parent families are living below the poverty line,” Dr Goldie said. ACOSS is urging the Federal Government to commit to a national goal to reduce poverty.



Two days of strikes to begin

Mayor vows to fight racism

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis said that he intends to run for re-election in June 2014, when the next local authority elections are due, and emphasized that one of his key concerns is fighting the rise of racist violence by members of farright organizations. In comments to municipal radio Athina 984 -- just a week after Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris said he would seek re-election -- Kaminis confirmed that he too would run for the top spot in Athens, noting that he and his team needed a new mandate to tackle the capital’s myriad problems.

A number of professionals will walk off the job today ahead of a general strike on Thursday as unions step up opposition to the government’s latest austerity measures. Lawyers, judges and notaries are among those that will go on strike Wednesday to protest the merging of their healthcare funds into the nationwide provider, EOPYY.

There will also be a media blackout today as the journalists’ union has called for a 24-hour stoppage in support of Thursday’s general strike. The action will peak on Thursday when the umbrella private sector union, GSEE, and the ADEDY civil servants’ union have called for their members to walk off the job and join a protest rally. It will be the second general strike this month. State hospital

No troika deal before EU summit

Efforts to conclude an agreement between Athens and the troika ahead of the European Union leaders’ summit on Thursday are unlikely to succeed as the two sides remained some distance apart on the austerity measures and structural reforms needed to seal the deal. This means that a decision on the disbursement of Greece’s next loan tranche will have have to be taken at an extraordinary Eurogroup meeting toward the end of this month or at the beginning of November. Eurozone finance ministers are due to meet on November 12 but should there be an agreement in Athens over the next few days, another meeting to decide on the Greek installment is likely to be called before then. The troika’s latest demands, particularly with respect to the labor market, where Greece’s lenders want the notice period and compensation for workers facing dismissal to be reduced substantially, have created

doctors will begin a 48-hour protest today, apart from those in Athens, who will hold a work stoppage from noon until 3 p.m. Dentists will also hold a 48-hour strike from today.Trolley bus drivers will strike on Thursday, whereas bus drivers will hold work stoppages at the beginning and end of their shifts. This means there will be no buses before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m. Staff on the Athens metro,

the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway and the tram are due to take a decision on whether they will protest on Tuesday. Employees at the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) have already decided to join Thursday’s strike, meaning that metro trains will not run to Athens International Airport but will stop at Doukissis Plakentias station, regardless of what decision metro workers take.

The line from Doukissis Plakentias to the airport is operated by OSE. It was not clear last night if air-traffic controllers would also join Thursday’s strike.Lastly, taxi owners have said they will also withdraw their vehicles from service between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday.

“We created a program but were then plunged into reality without knowing how terrible it would be,” he said, adding that “some time was lost as we had to realize what was going on.” His priority, he said, would be to work with the central government to create an “alliance of democratic forces opposite Chrysi Avgi,” referring to the far-right Golden Dawn, which has been linked to a spike in assaults on immigrants.

Greek ferries sailing foreign routes to earn cash

friction in the coalition. PASOK and Democratic Left have expressed their concerns to Samaras, who is due to meet with his coalition partners, Evangelos Venizelos and Fotis Kouvelis, on Tuesday afternoon. The troika is due to resume talks with Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis today. Greece’s lenders want the notice period to be reduced from six months to three and for the compensation to be a maximum of 12 months’ pay rather than 24.Another sticking point is the troika’s demand for immediate sackings in the public sector. A meeting between visiting officials and Administrative Reform Minister Antonis Manitakis on Monday failed to yield results, although the latter said he was hopeful that there would be an agreement. The troika has rejected a plan for 15,000 civil servants to be dismissed with reduced wages for a year, demanding instead that bureaucrats from state organizations that are closed or merged be made redundant straight away.

Several Greek coastal shipping firms have resorted to chartering their ferries on foreign routes in order to secure some liquidity and continue operating. Companies believe that their smooth operation is being threatened by the negative course of the domestic maritime transport market as losses over the last three years have reached up to 1 billion euros. Sources say that at least three ferry companies have chartered

their vessels on routes outside Greece in the last few years. They are ANEK, Hellenic Seaways (HSW) and Maritime Company of Lesvos (NEL). Based on the available information, NEL has chartered its Panagia Parou and Panagia Thalassini ferries on the route linking Morocco with Spain. The two vessels were built at the Leroux & Lotz shipyards in France and came into NEL’s possession when the Lesvos company acquired

Apostolos Ventouris’s C-Link Ferries. Before being chartered abroad, they served the Agios Constantinos-SkiathosSkopelos-Alonnissos route in the central Aegean. ANEK reportedly charters the Lefka Ori and Sofoklis Venizelos vessels abroad. Both were constructed in Japan’s Mitsubishi shipyards and since last June they have been chartered for six months in South Korea to serve domestic routes.

The chartering agreement provides for a sale option for both vessels. Before heading to Korea, the two ferries served the Patras-Venice line, where they have since been substituted by the Kriti I and Kriti II. Consequently, the economic crisis has introduced the practice of ship management -- which is common in merchant shipping -- to the coastal shipping sector, i.e. ferries managed by those who do not own them.



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The 2012 HACCI Excellence Awards Gala Ball took place on Friday 12 October 2012 at the prestigious and stunning MURAL Hall in Melbourne. The almost 400 guests in attendance, all looking sensational, were treated to a night of prestige and glamour in a celebration of Hellenic achievement which can only be described as an overwhelming success. The annual Excellence Awards and Gala Ball is HACCI’s and the Greek-Australian community’s premier event celebrating Hellenic achievement and this particular night will be one to remember. After receiving an exceptional number of nominations this year, this year’s prestigious awards were given to: Lifetime Achievement - Dr. George Paxinos Business Excellence - Peter Mercoulia Professional Excellence - Viki Lascaris Community Service - Mike Zafiropoulos Young Achievement - Stefan Cassomenos Guests were entertained by MC James Razos, the singing duo Wayne Simmons and Jenny Theologidis, clips of old Greek films, singer Yianna Stavrou and the surprise act of the evening The 3 Waiters who unexpectedly broke out into song filling the room with their beautiful tenor voices. The Levendopaida Band accompanied the evening with wonderful Greek and European music as guests danced and networked throughout the event. HACCI President Nicholas Mylonas made reference to an incredible year for HACCI and thanked HACCI’s Board and Committees for their tireless work in delivering a full year of events, projects and activities which have seen HACCI broaden its influence and membership base, and reestablish its place as a key organisation linking businesses and professionals with government and community in Hellenic Australia. Mr. Mylonas also thanked the Bank of Cyprus Australia and its CEO George Tacticos for the very important support it provides to HACCI and the entire Greek Australian community. HACCI’s Internship Director Fotini Kypraios gave an overview of HACCI’s Internship Program which has placed and changed the lives of at least 8 young Hellenes to date and certificates were presented in recognition of both the interns and HACCI’s Internship Partners which have supported the program by providing opportunities and positions. Well-known Brand Strategist Peter Economides who was invited by HACCI for an Australian Tour and who gave 2 soldout presentations in both Melbourne and Sydney last week spoke of his overwhelming welcome by the Greek-Australian community. His presentations based on his Rebranding Greece and “Ginetai” campaigns have been inspirational and fundamental in the resurgence of Hellenic pride and possibilities of the accomplishment of many great things amongst Hellenes throughout the world, especially amongst younger generations. Peter Economides stated he was leaving Australia having made many new friends and that he would most certainly be back very soon. HACCI thanks all its guests who attended this formal and prestigious event and looks forward to another great year and to contributing to bringing its valued members and young new entrepreneurs and professionals to the forefront of Hellenic achievement. For more information and details please visit the HACCI website or contact the HACCI Office at Tel: 03-9602 2977.


HACCI EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2012 HACCI congratulates all Excellence Award winners for 2012: Lifetime Achievement - Dr. George Paxinos Business Excellence - Peter Mercoulia Professional Excellence - Viki Lascaris Community Service - Mike Zafiropoulos Young Achievement - Stefan Cassomenos Lifetime Achievement – Professor George Paxinos The recipient of this award is an NHMRC Australia Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia and a Professor of Psychology and Medical Sciences at The University of New South Wales. He graduated from the Nautical High School of Ithaca in 1962 and then studied Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and McGill University in Montreal. After a postdoctoral year at Yale University, he came to The University of New South Wales. He was a visiting professor at Cambridge, Oxford, Karolinska, Stanford and UCLA. Thirty years ago, he published an extraordinary work, “The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates”, which transformed the field of neuroscience. This work facilitated the understanding of brain structure and function. It is the most cited Australian publication and the third most cited book in science. He has discovered more regions in the brain of mammals and birds than any scientist and has published 42 books, including Atlas of the Human Brain. Most scientists working on the relation between the human brain and neurologic or psychiatric diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia, use his human brain atlases, which are considered the most accurate resources for the identification of deep structures and are used in neurosurgical theatres. He was President of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the World Congress of Neuroscience and has served on the editorial board of 13 international refereed journals as well as being a fellow of numerous academies. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens, the Ramaciotti Medal (Australia) and the Humbloldt Prize (Germany) He served the migrant communities by founding the Migrant Rights Committee, an organisation dedicated to fostering citizenship as a way of assisting migrants to feel part of Australia. He is interested in the protection of the environment and founded three environmental groups, including The Light Rail Association. HACCI is honoured to present the 2012 Spiro Stamoulis Award for Lifetime Achievement to Professor George Paxinos. Business Excellence – Peter Mercoulia The recipient of this award was born in the village of Kefalas, Sparta, Greece in 1955 and migrated to Australia at the age of 9. After completing a Diploma of Building at RMIT and gaining experience in the building industry for many years, he founded Merkon Constructions in 1986 with his brother. From humble beginnings, the company has grown into a recognised leader in commercial construction, winning many industry awards and employing a workforce of 70 people. He has also established Vancorp Constructions, a construction advisory and consultancy firm based in Vanuatu that employs 6 expatriate Australians and 75 indigenous locals. As the Euro crisis continues to unfold he has actively sponsored Greek migrants seeking refuge from the economic ruin in their homeland and his company has completed numerous construction projects for the Greek community. He is a Major in the Army Reserves where he has received an Australian Defence Medal. In 2009 he was the Officer Commanding the Engineer Support Group in response to the Black Saturday Bushfires. He coordinated the Army response to the tragedy and he received an award in recognition. His passions include his beloved St. Pauls Football Club, the Greek Orthodox Community, the Pan Laconian Brotherhood and his family. His sons work in the family business and along with his brother, he has completed ten Melbourne marathons. Despite all of these career highlights, it is not surprising that he is best known for his strong values, his passion and his dedication to his community. Known as a genuine gentleman with an abundance of ‘philotimo’, HACCI is honoured to announce the winner of the Bank of Cyprus Australia Business Excellence Award in Peter Mercoulia.

Professional Excellence – Viki Lascaris The recipient of the Award for Professional Excellence started her career as a photographer, possessing the two things that would serve her well in times to come….an eye for a good shot…… and an abundance of passion for her work.

It didn’t take long for her employers to recognise her talent and from 1998 – 2009, she held various roles at the Age newspaper, including Deputy Photo Editor, News and Photo Editor for the Sunday Age. From 2006 – 2012, she held the role of On-site Photo Editor for Fairfax Media, co-ordinating the coverage of major events including the London Olympic Games. In addition to this, in 2011 she was awarded the role of Images Editor for the Age newspaper, a prestigious and highly coveted position in photo journalism.

For over a decade, this talented lady has had a pivotal influence on how we perceive the news. They say that a picture tells a thousand words and HACCI is honoured to acknowledge one of the most influential of story tellers and presents the 2012 HACCI Award for Professional Excellence to Viki Lascaris.

Community Service – Mike Zafiropoulos The recipient of this award has devoted his life to community service and philanthropy.

He served as President of the Greek Students Association and Greek Festival Week, Secretary of the Panmacedonian Association and Heidelberg United and currently is the Chair of Fronditha Care and on the Federal Governments’ Greek Ministerial Consultative Committee.

His service with the broader community includes: Mayor of the former City of Fitzroy, founder and long serving chair of Multicultural Arts Victoria, Director of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear hospital, Board Member, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Life Australia Day Ambassador and Life Member and former Chair of Regional Arts Victoria. He chairs the judging panels of a number of Awards, including the Melbourne Awards and the Rotary Awards and was a judge in the Melbourne Press Cub’s Quills and the Australian of the Year Awards in Victoria.

He recently retired as General Manager of SBS and prior to this was Director in the Department of Immigration.

He has been recognised by the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council, the Order of Australia (AM) and the State Government for his contribution to multiculturalism and community service. The winner of the 2012 Award for Community Service is Mike Zafiropoulos.

Young Achievement – Stefan Cassomenos The recipient of this award completed his tertiary studies on full scholarship at the University of Melbourne and the Australian National Academy of Music, majoring in piano performance.

He has performed internationally since the age of 10, and performed the premiere of his own first piano concerto with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16. His compositions were performed by the Symphony Orchestras of Melbourne and Adelaide when he was still a high-school student.

He now gives regular solo recitals and concerto performances throughout Australia, and occasionally gives concerts overseas, having appeared as a soloist in St Petersburg, Warsaw, Athens, Rome, Milan, Amsterdam, London, Bangkok, and Tokyo. His 2007 London debut was described, in a musical review by John Amis, as “alive, passionate, and dramatic … as if the pianist’s life depended on it. This was a prodigious London debut by a formidable talent.” Among his numerous achievements, he was appointed the Artistic Director of the 2007 Melba Festival, Guest Artistic Director of Melbourne’s Piano Landmarks festival 2009-10 and Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Chamber Strings of Melbourne for 2011.

It has been said that music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. HACCI honours internationally acclaimed pianist, conductor and composer Stefan Cassomenos as the Young Achiever of the year.




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Machinist Experienced lady looking for work.

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Yiannis is an experienced plasterer looking for work as a plasterer.

Ph: 0477 034 473 or 8751 4710 Theodosis

Ph: 0412 174 081. Agelos

Ph: 0403 472 407. Aglaia

M: 0402 931 935.

Hospitality Worker

Financial Advisor

Metal Fabrications

Public Relations

Experienced financial advisor with a Degree from British University seeks employment.

Experienced hospitality worker with a Degree in Tourism and Management has worked in Athens Marriot Hotel and seeks employment.

Experienced metal worker from Greece with knowledge of aluminium doors and windows seeks full time work.

Experienced public relations officer with a Degree in International Relations seeks work.

Ph: 0402 527 644. George

Ph: 0452 209 177. Mihalis

Ph: 0468 803 467. Pantelis

Ph: 0406 590 280. Antonis







Giannis is seeking work as a plasterer

Teacher from Greece has a Bachelor of English Degree from Michigan University and Masters from the University of Thessaloniki and seeks employment.

Experienced tiler from Greece with knowledge in floorboards and other floor coverings seeks employment.

Ph: 0470 520 342. Evagelia

Waiter/Pizza Maker


Experienced waiter with knowledge in pizza preparation seeks employment.

M: 04 0293 1935

Sales/Insurance Insurance consultant from Greece with over 10 years experience and knowledge in sales seeks employment. Ph: 0411 527 473. John

Greek teacher with Australian citizenship has many years of teaching experience and seeks employment.


Ph: 0405 224 040. Pamela

Retail customer service officer with 22 years experience and knowledge in management and training of staff seeks full time work.


Ph: 0422 436 476. Nicole


Experienced teacher/tutor who graduated from Athens University seeks full or part time work in a Greek school. Ph: 0452 608 142. Kali

Ph: 0468 469 400 Babis


Womens Clothing


Welder with nine years of experience seeks full or part time employment.

Zaxaria is seeking people to work in the production of women’s undergarments.

Zisis recently arrived to Australia is seeking any work

Ph: 0421 641 434. Nick

Ph: 0405 953 285. John


Welder Welder in Oakleigh with 20 years of experience seeks employment. Ph: 0452 179 451. Manos

Experienced waitress seeks full time employment. Ph: 0457 602 456. Anthi

Web Designer Experienced web designer from Greece seeks employment. Ph: 0430 319 395. Kiriakos


Experienced security officer from Greece is looking for employment in a similar position.


Tiler with 28 years of experience seeks employment.

Experienced employment.

Ph: 9335 4303

Ph: 0422 158 225. John

Ph: 0422 047 369. Andrew



M: 0418107171


Work/Part Time Lady looking for part time work (9am – 3pm). Ph: 0450 418 760. Sofia

Work Lady looking for any type of work.

Welder/Metal Fabrication

Ph: 0450 717 141. Vana

Experienced welder /metal worker from Greece seeks employment.


Ph: 0416 380 923. George

Ph: 0422 412 516. Kleopatra

Lady looking employment.


M: 04 7896 4486


Dimitra and George, are looking for any work ( for example in a fish and chip shop or café ) at all and preferably in Oakleigh or surrounding suburbs as they don’t have a car. Dimitra speaks excellent English but George can’t speak English well. Dimitra can be contacted on 0459 396 952.


Welder/Metal Fabrication


Zaxarias is looking for work as a welder

Lady from Greece with a student visa seeks part time work.

Ph: 9364 5244

Ph: 0467 472 127. Melina

HOT TIP!! It would be difficult to emphasize the importance of proofreading your resume. One small typo and your chances of getting hired could slip. Proofreading it once is not enough, so do it twice, three times or as many as necessary.

Employment opportunities Babysitter


Excavator Operator

Lady Ironer/Presser


Tyre Fitter

Marianthi Lambrianou is seeking a lady who speaks fluent Greek to babysit her 17 month old daughter in Bulleen, 1-2 days per week from 8:00-3:30. Applicants should call Marianthi for further details on

A female cleaner is required for domestic duties.

Excavator operator required for work in Geelong.

Ph: 0415 645 572. Antonis

Ph: 0410 665 048. Vasilis

A female ironer with experience in clothes pressing is required for work in Clayton.

Experienced plumbers are required by a South Melbourne company.



Amalia is seeking a chef.

M: 0477 694 665.

M: 0433 154 904

A florist requires the services of two women with experience in floristry to work at the store.

Joanna has a position available for a tyre fitter in Campbellfield. He must be fit as there is heavy lifting involved. He must have good knowledge of the northern suburbs and the city and have a car drivers licence. Must have at least some experience in fitting tyres on trucks.

Carer AQA Qualcare is seeking Disability Support Workers/PCAs who are fluent in Greek to work with a client with a physical disability living in Preston. Duties inc. assistance with daily living, all aspects of personal care, transfers, community access, meal prep & household tasks. Shifts available are: Mon-Thurs: 7am-9:30am, Fri: 7am-12:30pm, Sat/Sun: 7am-9:30am, Mon-Sun: 9pm-10pm. Fully paid training & competitive rates provided! For further info or to apply please visit the employment section of the AQA website: and download and complete the application form.

Ph: (03) 9489 0777.

Carer Guardian Network is seeking carrers for elderly people in all areas.

ph: 9819 7200, Sandra or George

Chef A chef is required for a Hawthorn restaurant. Ph: 9818 3312.


Ph: 9551 4621. Despina


Ph: 0416 189 857 Kostas

A female is required to help manage the restaurant at club ‘Dimokritos’ on High Street Northcote.


Ph: 9486 3988. John

A hairdresser with experience in men’s and women’s cuts is required for a hairdressing salon in Burwood.


Ph: 9462 3124. Nick

A lady is required to work in a Chicken Bar. The suitable person should have relative experience.

A full time position is available at a fast food restaurant. Applicants must have experience in cooking and cooking with a grill.


Call Achilleas Ph: 9852 4545

Ph: 0419 521 505. John

Ph: 9528 6654


Fish and Chips


An experienced Fish and Chips worker is required for a shop in St. Albans.

A full time position is available for an experienced motor mechanic.

Ph: 9390 9622. Sofia

Ph: 0417 303 775. Minas

Sandwich Hands

Fish and Chips


A woman is required to work at a Fish and Chips shop in Knox City.

A motor mechanic with a minimum of 5 years of experience is required at a work shop. Must have a driver’s licence.

Four people are required in sandwich preparation.

Chicken shop

Louka is seeking 2 cleaners to work at a car yard in the area of Chelsea. The ideal candidates would be able to work after business hours (after 6pm) and would be a couple. For more information please call Louka. M: 0417033135 Two Console operators required to work at BP Eastlink inbound in Scoresby- the largest site in Australia. Part to full time positions available and applications must be willing to work flexible hours and speak English. Please contact Arthur Kondos for more information

Ph: 0415 150 433. Nikos

Two experienced motor mechanics are required for a mechanical shop in Footscray.

Fish and Chips

Ph: 0425 822 500. Tasos


Ph: 9753 2924

Peter is seeking someone with experience to work the grill at his fish and chip shop in Knoxville during afternoon hours. Applicants should call his mobile for further information

Ph: 0403 140 553. Maria



A medical clinic requires a licenced doctor who is preferably Greek.

Sandwich Hand An experienced sandwich hand is required at a South Melbourne delicatessen. Call 9699 4125 or 0412 840 707 for any enquiries.

Sandwich Hand A female is required in the Melbourne CBD area to prepare sandwiches, salads and focaccias. Ph: 0402 925 107. Doukisa

A part time position is available for a young shop assistant at an Altona Gate carpet store.

M: 0424 645 110

Panel Shop


An experienced spray-painter and panel-beater is required in a Dandenong panel shop. An apprenticeship for a youth is also available.

A Souvlaki ( Gyro) Bar is looking for someone with experience, working in a similar environment.

Ph: 9428 5830. Vicky

Ph: 0401 519 305. Stathis


Domestic cleaner required for full or part time work in Melbourne area. Must have own transport.

Maria is seeking a driver who must be able to read and understand English as he will be trained in any other duties involved with the position. The driver will be trustworthy and available to work between 11pm and 7am.

Call Niki on 0407 655 646

M: 0415 542 522

Ph: 9465 5033

Jim/Dimitri is looking to employ a man ata Tampon Factory in Bundoora. He is seeking a man over 40 to work part time Mon, Wed and Fri.

Hellen or Nick on 9670 6284 or 0433 413 688

Ph: 0438 008 111. John

Teacher position

Pastry Factory Greek Pastry factory seeks a person to work full time withy good remuneration

Private school teaching the Greek language in Albert Park / South Melbourne is seeking a High School teacher.

Please call Iakobos M:04 0696 7197

Tel: 0417 393049 (Mrs Anastasia)


Ph: 0408 591 711. John

Waiter/Souvlaki Bar A full time or part time position is available in a Mentone souvlaki bar. Waiting duties are a requirement of this position. Ph: 9585 8005 Anesti

Waiters Waiters are required for casual weekend work at Stars International reception in Preston. RSA certificate holders are preferred. Ph: 0411 877 222

Fronditha Care is seeking an experienced social worker (or related social sciences) to work in the role of CACPs Supervisor.

Souvlaki ( Gyro) Bar


A female is required for kitchen and serving/waiting duties at club ‘Democritus’ in Northcote.

Shop Assistant

Ph: 9078 8574. Afroditi

A part time position is available in a furniture store.


Fronditha Care-Position 1

Ph: 9325 1112. Dimitris

Ph: 9481 2406. Kostantino

Fax Applications to Att: Joanna; F 9308 9237

Ph: 0402 925 107. Doukisa

A composer is required to create music for lyrics.

An experienced cleaner is required after hours at a school in East Doncaster.


Any enquiries, please call Kostas: 0411 741 230.

Fast Food

Console Operators

A cleaner, preferably a woman, is required after hours at a school in Northcote.

Kostas is looking for 1 or 2 experienced re-stumpers to work for him.

Ph: 9563 2340. Elio

Ph: 0416 241 819. Dimitri

Cleaner required for a home in Rosebud. 4 days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday).



Mechanic with experience in European and prestigious cars is required for an automotive workshop in Reservoir.

A chef is required part time for a Greek restaurant in Werribee.


Ph: 0409 349 101 Konstantina

Ph: 9690 6048. Dimitri

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Fronditha Care-Position 2 Fronditha Care is seeking an experienced social worker (or related social sciences) to work in the role of Volunteer Coordinator.

Fronditha Care-Position 3 Fronditha Care is seeking an experienced social worker/ counsellor to work as the Carer Support Coordinator in the Eastern Region. Please contact Aliki Kyrkou at Fronditha Care for further information on any of these positions. 9495 2308 or 0407 829 593.



WEEKLY HOROSCOPES Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Michael, and welcome to the fascinating world of astrology and the place to read your free horoscopes! For years, decades and centuries human-kind has turned to the heavens, God’s handiwork, for answers and guidance in their lives!




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23 Sept - 22 Oct

23 Oct - 22 Nov

23 Nov - 20 Dec

22 Dec - 20 Jan

21 Jan - 19 Feb

20 Feb - 20 Mar

You may find that family members may not be too easy to get along with. Emotional situations could bring out your stubborn nature. Problems with your partner could be reaching a high level of concern. You could lose money or precious belongings if you aren’t careful.

You are best to be accommodating for the time being. Sudden romantic infatuations won’t be lasting. Don’t let others put unreasonable demands on you. Home improvement projects will run smoothly. Your ability to put a deal together will surprise others.

You can write beautiful love letters this week. Try not to argue about trivial matters. You can do well on stage or behind the scenes, the choice is yours. You’ll only hurt your lover if you don’t.

Visitors may be likely to drop by. Make changes regarding your friendships. Make amends if you can. Hold on; your time will come.

Lovers will be demanding. You are best to sign your partner up for activities that will be tiring. You can expect changes at your work place. Look into making changes to your personal papers and don’t neglect those bills that have been piling up. Deception in your home is evident. Don’t beat around the bush.

Your attitude is changing rapidly and your plate is overloaded. You will be in an overly generous mood this week. Take care that arrangements to spend quality time together are made in advance. Unexpected romantic connections can be made if you go out with friends or take a pleasure trip.







21 Mar - 20 Apr

21 Apr - 20 May

22 May - 22 Jun

23 Jun - 23 Jul

24 Jul - 23 Aug

Investments may be misrepresented this week. You’re in the mood for love. You’ll be pleased with the results if you take the time to decorate your home. You can discuss your findings behind closed doors with your boss.

Don’t get involved in idle chatter that will hurt your position. Do not give your heart to someone who may not live up to your standards. Take care of any pressing health problems. You may find yourself changing plans for some form of entertainment.

You have the stamina and determination to succeed. Do not let others exhaust you financially. Avoid letting children and friends borrow. You may experience setbacks due to additional responsibilities with loved ones.

Your involvement with children will be most rewarding. Think twice before you agree to take on any new projects. Make changes to your living quarters that will please the whole family. Sports, physical fitness programs, exercise in general will make you feel better and show some pretty quick results.

You can get a great deal accomplished if you bring work home. Heed the advice given by family or old reliable friends. Your need to obtain additional details will lead you into strange topics of conversation. Instant romance could be yours if you go out with friends.

24 Aug - 23 Sept Dinner, theater, or a comedy club may be just the place. You need to put some trust in others. Don’t overspend or give too freely to others. You are best to look into investments that will grow in value over an extended period of time.




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Servings: 10 Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking: 30 minutes Ingredients - 2 cups of Arborio rice - 2 cinnamon stick - ¼ tsp ground nutmeg - 2 vanilla beans - 800ml water - 400gm caster sugar - 2lt full creamed milk (warm) - 4 egg yolks - 4 tbsp corn flour - 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (for serving) Method: • In a heavy based saucepan, bring the water to the boil • A dd the Arborio rice, and stir in the milk, bring back to boil and immediately drop to low and simmer. • W  hen the rice begins to soften approx 6 mins, stir in the sugar, add the cinnamon sticks and ground nutmeg. Continue stirring on low heat for approx 8-10mins.


• Remove the cinnamon sticks.





















• W  hisk the egg yolks with the vanilla bean seeds and stir into the rice mixture.




• Mix the corn flour with a little water to dissolve and stir into the rice mixture. Increase heat to medium for approx 2mins whilst stirring continuously.

• Stir constantly until rice mixture starts to become creamy and rice is cooked through approx 8 -10mins.


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• Portion the rice mixture into serving bowls whilst still hot, then place in refrigerator to cool and set.






• Serve sprinkled with plenty of ground cinnamon.















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1 Tailender’s middle stump is knocked out, causing division (6) 5 Leaves legendary Aussie fast bowler, we hear, with protective gear (4,4) 9 Ball to bring regular partygoer from the closet? (10) 10 Cricket side, 1 for 0 declared - why, that’s dubious (4) 11 Compounded lead before tea perhaps like some 5 dn’s (8) 12 Easy catch can be a poser (6) 13 An afterthought: Stewart’s boundaries can be said to attract attention (4) 15 Tubes from Kennington ground reduced by half - I’d cut off strikers’ capital (8) 18 Resembling former England spinner or something similar (8) 19 Throw from Boycott’s a corker, on reflection (4) 21 Streamer starts to fly as Lara gets one 50 after another (6) 23 Puts in man at slip, not having a spinner? (8) 25 It supports the late bowlers chiefly, and that’s right (4) 26 No bowler here in Yorkshire? (6,4) 27 View boundaries from Emburey, Edmonds and four from Knight (8) 28 Paradoxically they’ve been asociated with 22 for a long time, but only recently! (6)

2 Warne, quality bowler, keeps fit (5) 3 A trial game? No, the real thing (4,5) 4 In six dot balls we see Ambrose’s first becoming his last. Is that plain? Yes (6) 5 Leggate? (3,6,6) 6 Securing runs, oldish Pakistan opener bats with authority (8) 7 Needle a fielder (5) 8 Former England bowler is fed up with misdirected satire (9) 14 How bat sounds when single is captured by Sky 2 broadcast (9) 16 Describing a wicket for which there is no 20: “South African leaves bouncer directed round top of leg” (9) 17 Writer who was never on the batting side? (8) 20 SA’s no. 2 is to question the umpire (6) 22 Home ground of 1200 members? (5) 24 NZ international who gets pairs, we’re told (5)

1 Confused sound of voices coming from the infant wing? (5) 4 It’s a common situation for jockey to put money on filly coming first (9) 9 Composer’s entered in Grove incorrectly (9) 10 Volunteers return to desert to find a race indigenous to 16 (5) 11 Leaning type associated with Pisa? (6) 12 One’s said to fall asleep around noon (8) 14 Henry’s to dash to church, substituting for one in city of 19 (9) 16 Country displacing capital after revolution; royal leader being last (4) 19 Poet has no love for 16’s news agency (4) 20 Having given ear to Cockney’s arrogance, love, you finally admitted it is tedious (10) 22 The French gent’s criminal - he goes inside for stretch (8) 23 One to laze about before afternoon may well be found in bed (6) 26 Plies the product, possibly, with sales patter (5) 27 Reckon he’s mad to hold scorpion’s tail (9) 28 One who arranges for newspaper to rise in circulation (9) 29 He brings wine from Bordeaux to American city (5)

1  In the US it’s expensive for epicene to get credit accepted (3-6) 2 Head of secret service in 16 is lifted away from part of 16 (5) 3 Having a bit of foliage that’s present in the smallest possible amount? On the contrary (8) 4 Ditch bowler before end of spell - twice? (2-2) 5 Feel ‘unger very badly - desiring dish that’s best served cold (10) 6 Former partner’s wrong to demand money with menaces (6) 7 Give barman tip as token of appreciation for providing starter? (9) 8 Drink half finished by murdered statesman of 16 (5) 13 Agrees to be silent, mostly, about controversial c-cases (10) 15 Standing for salesman doing a bunk - and feeling bitter about it (9) 17 Surgeon’s tool found in grate by a politician (9) 18 British leader never ordered Zurich to be evacuated and captured (8) 21 Left without a blemish (6) 22 Money given by fool for old rope (5) 24 Riefenstahl’s associated with Nazism, chiefly (5) 25 With sun’s endless heat, river is to dry up (4)

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Victory back to basics after Roar thrashing MELBOURNE Victory players trained, behind closed doors, after Saturday night’s humiliating 5-0 loss to Brisbane Roar.

Flores said Victory had been outplayed in every department by the A-League champions. “I don’t want to find excuses . . . we have to work double and push 100 per cent harder, but I’m upset and we are all upset. I’m not the coach. The coach will know what they did better, but on the pitch they did everything better.”If someone told me we would concede seven (goals) in two games and score one, I would never believe them. We have to not only play well but show character to lift.

Perth Glory vs Melbourne Heart Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar

A-League Round 2 Results:

Del Piero, Heskey open accounts as Newcastle Jets edge Sydney FC A-League’s two big signings, Alessandro Del Piero and Emile Heskey, both opened their goalscoring accounts for their new clubs last Saturday. Former Juventus great Del Piero levelled for Sydney FC with a sublime curling free-kick in the 26th minute to cancel out Ryan Griffiths’ opener for Newcastle Jets in the eventual 3-2 win for the latter at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. 35,419 fans went to see the Italian maestro and he didn’t disappoint by netting his first A-League goal in fine fashion but the fixture’s other attraction, ex-Liverpool and Aston Villa Heskey, was not to be discounted.

Thunder win VPL Grand Final Oakleigh missing out for the second time

“It was a great effort all round. I think throughout the season we felt we could do it but when it gets a bit closer the nerves kick in and we had a few injuries and suspensions.

6pts 4pts 4pts 4pts 3pts 3pts 3pts 1pt 0pts 0pt

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney

5-0 v Brisbane(Brisbane, Rd 2, 2012-13) 4-0 v Central Coast(Etihad Stadium, Rd 14, 2009-10) 4-0 v Newcastle(Newcastle, Rd 21, 2006-07) 4-1 v Perth(Perth, Rd 17, 2011-12) 4-1 v Adelaide(AAMI Park, Rd 22, 2010-11)

Dandenong Thunder coach Chris Taylor could not hide his delight at winning the treble.

Adelaide Western Sydney 1-0

Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast

Victory’s worst defeats

Dandenong were the first team to go down to ten men with Craig Elvin sent off in the 59th minute, but were first on the scoresheet, with Luke Sherbon curling in a stunning free kick in the 69th minute. Oakleigh struck back four minutes later with captain Ricky Diaco scoring from the penalty spot after Dane Milovanovic was brought down in the box.

Sydney - Newcastle 2-3

Melbourne.Victory vs Adelaide United

“We will turn it around.”Victory will welcome back Archie Thompson, Mark Milligan and Marco Rojas, presuming they return fit from international duty.

Both teams had surprises in their line-ups with Craig Elvin recovering from a heavy fall in last week’s win over Green Gully to start for Dandenong, while Oakleigh were without key player Hayden Doyle who injured his knee two weeks ago, though this was not revealed by the club until today.

Brisbane Melbourne Victory 5-0

Round 2 Fixtures

I promise the supporters and I promise my team that this is not the real Victory.”

Thunder are the first side in thirty one years to secure a Victorian football treble, having won the State Knockout Cup, VPL League Title and their first VPL Grand Final this year. In a physical encounter that saw both sides receive red cards, the match was goalless until half time before sparking to life in the second.

Melbourne Heart Wellington 1-1

1 Adelaide 2 Wellington 3 Melb. Heart 4 Central Coast 5 Brisbane 6 Perth 7 Newcastle 8 Western Sydney 9 Sydney 10 Melb. Victory

Flores said the players would have an honest discussion followed by a high-octane training session at Gosch’s Paddock before Friday night’s game at Etihad Stadium against his former club Adelaide United.

Luke Walker followed Elvin down the tunnel after being dismissed in the 79th minute after receiving a second yellow card. It was the class finish from star Canadian import Nate Foster after a superb assist from Luke Sherbon in the 81st minute that made the difference.

Central Coast - Perth 1-0


Marquee midfielder Marcos Flores offered no excuses for the club’s worst defeat, at the hands of coach Ange Postecoglou’s former side at Suncorp Stadium.

Dandenong Thunder are the Victorian Premier League Champions for 2012 with a 2-1 victory over Oakleigh Cannons at AAMI Park last Sunday evening.

Round 1 results

It just shows what sort of character the boys have got and how good this group is,” he said.

Meanwhile, a despondent Oakleigh captain Ricky Diaco struggled to come to terms with the loss. “I am not feeling the best, it’s almost like a bad dream at the moment but that’s reality. We have lost two years in a row and it hurts.  I don’t know how to feel but there’s not much to say,” he said. Co-coach for Oakleigh, Peter Zois, conceded that Dandenong were the better side on the day. “We had a bad first half and it wasn’t optimal. We didn’t stick to things we had been working on throughout the whole season,” he said. “Dandenong stopped us from playing a particular style and normally we were able to respond and we didn’t have that today and it was not good enough to win the final.”

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