Art
Business & Trade

GAIA, a Melbourne-based organisation working for an art renaissance across the world

Pizza for us Italians is more than an appetising dish. It’s a magnet for getting together and spending good time with family and friends. It’s our gastronomical mandala, symbolising our gregarious spirit. Over a pizza we laugh, we joke, and most of all, we talk.

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27/11/2016

Business people
Profiles

If will, passion and vision are there ... the inspiring story of Alfredo Santo

A lot has been written about post-war immigrants and their quest to build a new life in an unfamiliar and remote land as Australia still was in the middle of the last century. Little account has been given of their children’s experiences as they grew up torn between two cultures, wrestling with society’s push to mainstream or marginalize them.

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Ivano Ercole

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6/3/2017

Politics
Current affairs

The Italian from Hong Kong who, if elected, could change the image of Italians abroad

Angelo Paratico, running for the Senate in the centre-right coalition formed by the parties known as Forza Italia, Lega and Fratelli d’Italia

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Ivano Ercole

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23/2/2018

News
Current affairs

The "fair go" spirit of a young Italian who created a dynamic community organisation in Western Australia

Carlo Guaia, a third year Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Western Australia, is a staunch believer in the “fair go” spirit of Australia. For a growing number of people such spirit is long dead and gone but not for him who has put it into practice through a community organization he founded late last year, with the aim of bringing Italian and Australian scholars, professionals and students together.

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Ivano Ercole

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22/3/2016

News
Current affairs

The Sardinian Cultural Association celebrates its 30th anniversary

The Sardinian Cultural Association (SCA) of Melbourne has just turned 30 years old and is set to achieve further goals in fostering the cultural well-being of the Sardinian immigrants−including their children and grandchildren−and their ties with their original homeland.

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Ivano Ercole

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29/10/2017

Chefs
Travel & Places

Stranger in Paradise

Every day at dawn, thirty-two year old Domenico De Marco gets on his racing bike and rides it through the beautiful parkland surrounding Hepburn Springs, a lovely country town famous for its mineral springs, 128 km north-west of Melbourne.

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Ivano Ercole

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30/8/2017

Immigration
Current affairs

The torchbearers of a transformed Italian culture in Australia

ALTO is the name of a business and social network created by a group of second-generation Italian-Australians who take pride in their Italian identity and bring it into play in their business dealings and social relations. They are the torchbearers of a transformed Italian culture in Australia that has come a long way from the experience of their parents.

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Ivano Ercole

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19/1/2017

Business people
Profiles

Natale & Natalina, a royal couple without sceptre or crown

There are many stories of Italian migrants who came to Australia with nothing more than a suitcase and were able to achieve great success in their business undertakings: stories of hard work, endurance, determination and, in some cases, extraordinary fortitude in the face of dire circumstances.

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Ivano Ercole

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30/8/2016

Immigration
Current affairs

The 50th anniversary of CO.AS.IT. and its significance in the past, present and future of Victorian Italians

CO.AS.IT. Melbourne the main Italian welfare and cultural organisation of Australia has turned fifty. The anniversary was celebrated last September with a number of events and a social gathering at The Docklands.

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Ivano Ercole

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1/12/2018

Cinema & theatre
Business & Trade

The rise and rise of a movie theatre empire

The story of Australia’s largest independent cinema chain and founder of Palace Cinemas, told like a film

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Ivano Ercole

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5/6/2017

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