• Australia Day 2024 – Australia honours its people
    Australia wakes up on its national day faced with hundreds of people who have received deserved rewards for their contribution to the nation. The Voice of the Maltese carefully goes through the lists of those honoured in search of Maltese-born, those of Maltese descent or even those with some connection with our islands. It is […]
  • Israeli illegal settlements aren’t consistent with a “path to a two-state solution” says Foreign Minister Penny Wong
    If you could mention one major stumbling block that would prevent peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, that would have to be the settlements built by the Israelis. Senator Penny Wong, the Australia Foreign Minister, has criticised the building of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories as illegal under international law and a […]
  • The Iraq War, 20 years after
    The decision to invade Iraq alongside the USA and UK has been heavily scrutinised and even after all these years, politicians are still calling for an inquiry. Opposition to the war was prominent throughout 2003, with mass demonstrations in Australian cities not seen since the moratorium movement at the height of the Vietnam War. At […]
  • First Australian-born Queen
    Australia may not be a republic yet, however, the unexpected announcement from Denmark that Queen Margrethe is to abdicate makes the Australian-born Princess Mary, wife of Crown Prince Fredrick, the future Queen of Denmark. The King-in-waiting met his wife Mary Donaldson, a Tasmanian-born lawyer, in a Sydney bar during the 2000 Olympic Games. The 83-year-old […]
  • Many changes coming your way in 2024
    Readers, especially those in Australia, will be interested on at least some of these changes coming in this year. Superannuation Workers now can claim this as a right, as superannuation will be included into the National Employment Standards. The idea is to help workers, not already covered by an award or enterprise agreement, to take […]
  • Looking back at the year 2023 in Federal politics
    It is customary to look at the old year as we bid her farewell and what’s better than to look at it through the reviews of the SBS News, a very trusted media outlet. We had the Voice of Parliament referendum, the indefinite detention ruling and Robodebt, all reported in the Voice of the Maltese […]
  • The “spiralling humanitarian nightmare” in Gaza echoes in Australia
    Thirteen United Nations Security Council members voted in favour of a brief draft resolution, put forward by the United Arab Emirates, while Britain abstained. The draft demanded an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza, diplomatically isolating Washington as it shields its ally Israel at all […]
  • Proposed tax cuts will favour the wealthy the most
    The stage three controversial tax cuts have been labelled most unfair as they favour high-earning Australians. They could come into force early next year. More surprising, if not extraordinary, these stage three changes were passed by the Liberal/Country Pary coalition in 2019 with the support of the then Labor Party. Many are now calling for […]
  • 88 Crazy Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Australia
    Some are very interesting, but some, well, we will have to think about them! *adapted from an article in Buzzfeed
  • All States in Australia now have voluntary assisted dying legislation
    Voluntary assisted dying (VAD), also known as euthanasia, is now legal in NSW, bringing it into line with all other states. NSW was the last State to legislate. The practice is not yet legal in the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. Adults with a terminal diagnosis who have up to six months to […]