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STATE TO SPEND MORE ON ROADS

Debt to grow after budget

After 16 years on the opposition benches, Rob Lucas returned as Treasurer in 2018, with a plan to bring SA’s budget back into black......

 

Outback farmers receive good rainfalls

Outback farmers are daring to dream of rebuilding their livestock numbers after years of drought. Rain in September broke records across South Australia’s outback, and while not....

 

Farmers call on Government to bring back backpackers

Farmers and tourism operators have written to the Federal Government pleading for backpackers to be allowed into Australia to harvest crops, care for children and travel....

 

SA Liberal John Dawkins wins Legislative Council presidency

Deep divisions in the SA Liberal Party have been exposed by secret ballots to elect new parliamentary office-holders, with long-serving MP John Dawkins ousted from the party just...

 

Widespread fruit fly outbreak in Adelaide

A new fruit fly outbreak was declared last month in Klemzig after several Mediterranean fruit flies were found in traps by PIRSA staff as part of their surveillance activities. Affected suburbs.....

 

A health system in need for change

Regretfully the coronavirus continuous to kill more people, to traumatise physically, psychologically and economically billions on our planet, in Australia and particularly in.....

 

Newspaper closures, job losses in the regional media industry

Mount Gambier’s only newspaper, the Border Watch, has announced that it will close down after 159 years. Steeped in history, the newspaper has been part of Mount Gambier’s social and.....

 

New Covid-19 restrictions in South Australia

According to SA Government's COVID-19 Response website, from 14 August 2020, gatherings at private residences may not have more than 50 people per gathering. Gatherings at a...

 

GREEK - TURKISH ISSUES

Georganas calls for resolution through negotiations

The Member for Adelaide Steve Georganas has written to the Prime Minister of Australia Mr Scott Morrison, informing him on recent provocative activities by Turkey in the Mediterrnaean....

 

ADELAIDE'S EXPENSES SCANDAL

New ministers to step in

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has unveiled his new-look Cabinet, following the resignations of senior ministers Tim Whetstone, Stephan Knol and david Ridgeway, on...

 

COVID19 CRISIS

SA strengthens border controls

South Australian Premier Stephen Marshall has announced last Friday, that South Australia is again strengthening its border controls with Victoria, banning anyone, including South.....

 

Australian wine producers hit hard

Dry conditions, bushfires and extreme weather events have left Australia’s wine industry ruing its smallest vintage in 13 years, as growers and winemakers battle huge financial losses...

 

Wage theft investigation reveals the truth

One in five South Australian workers are likely to be affected by wage theft, according to an interim report from the State Parliamentary Wage Theft Committee. The interim report, which...

 

Thousands rally against racism in Adelaide

Thousands of people protested across Australia early June to oppose the deaths of Indigenous people in police custody. They followed Black Lives Matter protests held around the world in....

 

Homes face solar panel switch-off says Koutsantonis

More than 275,000 South Australian house-holds with solar panels face the prospect of the government being able to compulsorily switch-off their systems, according to a statement by...

 

Borders won't open yet

South Australian Premier put his plans to re-open SA borders to Victoria on hold due to the recent spike of coronavirus cases in Victoria......

 

Church Name Day celebrated

For the first time in almost two months, members of the general public were allowed to enter the Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Church in Goodwood for the church’s name....

 

Petition to Eradicate Period Poverty in SA

Dear Editors and Contributors of the Greek Tribune, We write to you today about the issue of Period Poverty in South Australia. In late 2019, The Commissioner for Children....

 

Banks defer repayment of 429,000 mortgages

Banks have deferred the repayments of one in fourteen mortgages totalling more than $150 billion to assist Australians who can't make payments due to the COVID-19 crisis. ....

 

West Beach shooting victim will have leg amputed

A fisherman who was chased into the water and shot in the leg at Adelaide's West Beach in February 2019 has told a court his leg needs to be amputated and he will never "walk....

 

Ethnic Communities express concerns over racism

The peak body representing multicultural communities in NSW, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW (ECCNSW), expressed grave concerns over increased racism .....

 

COVID19 CRISIS

Unemployment surges

More than 40,000 South Australians lost their jobs in April amid government-imposed coronavirus restrictions and shutdown measures....

 

CORONA VIRUS RESTRICTIONS

Still a fair way to go

The National Cabinet met last Friday to review the progress of the measures in relation to the COVID 19 pandemic and to take further decisions for the coming weeks. The Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy....

 

Many wineries could go under because of Covid19

A third of Australian wineries could go to the wall in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis, according to the industry's peak national body. "We've got 2,600 wineries at the moment....

 

Tribute to Joanne Shanahan

The members of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia were shattered by the news of the tragic death last week of a close friend and highly respected member of SA Police....

 

Measures by the Government to address coronavirus
The Federal Government has introduced a series of new measures designed to address the unprecedented coronavirus situation in Australia. In a televised address to the nation...

 

Message from Premier Stephen Marshall
The situation with COVID-19 has developed rapidly in South Australia and around the world.
I know that many people are anxious about what lies ahead. I want to reassure each and....

 

Women reject Government’s drought grants program
The Country Women's Association (CWA) has slammed the Federal Government over its drought assistance, describing the latest funding announcement as "disappointing, ....

 

Call to address nation’s domestic violence epidemic
There have been tears and anger at a Brisbane vigil for Hannah Clarke and her three children who were murdered by her estranged husband.  More than a thousand family, friends and....

 

Group takes legal action over oil drilling in the Bight

A legal challenge against plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight has been launched in the Federal Court. The Wilderness Society is taking the national regulator — the National....

 

26th January marked in many ways
Leading Melbourne's Australia Day parade was a "very emotional, huge honour" for members of the Mallacoota fire brigade who travelled from the fire-devastated far east of the state for the....

 

Tonnes of hail damaged fruit rotting on the ground
A month after a freak hailstorm that ripped through South Australia's Riverland, farmers are now dealing with the risk of a fruit fly outbreak due to the abundance of damaged fruit....

 

Clayton Community surrenders property title in return for ecclesiastical canonicity

The Greek Community of Clayton in Melbourne is now under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. A meeting of the parishioners of the St Spyridon church....

 

Unprecedented devastation in SA
The number of homes destroyed in the Cudlee Creek bushfire in the Adelaide Hills has shot up to 72, according to the ABC network. South Australian Premier Steven Marshall...

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Catastrophic fire conditions as temperature hits 48 degrees
The Country Fire Service (CFS) battled more than 45 fires across South Australia on Wednesday in catastrophic conditions and record November heat, with reports of at least.....

 

Hail storm causes huge losses to SA growers
Riverland growers are assessing the damage to crops after a sudden hailstorm cut through the region two weeks ago. Properties hardest hit were in Barmera...

 

Australian PM Praises Hellenic Fighting Spirit in Oxi Day Message
The Hon Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia, has delivered a message to the Greek Australian community for the October 28 “Oxi Day” celebrations.....

 

Asbestos Victims Memorial Day
Over 800 Australians die from malignant mesothelioma every year and current research indicates that as many as 25,000 more Australians may die from this insidious disease...

 

People mobilise to save planet
Organisers estimate 300,000 Australians have gathered at climate change rallies around the country in one of the largest protest events in the nation's history.

 

Concerns about the future of the Bight
A plan to probe the Great Australian Bight for gas and oil using seismic testing has been postponed until next year, according to the company behind the project. In January, the....

 

RIVERLAND FIELD DAYS
A great experience for everyone!

The Riverland Field Days – an excellent opportunity for business – a great experience for customers. It is a wide resource of products & services for:-
• farm and irrigation machinery and equipment....

 

Is freedom of religion an anathema or a blessing?

The Greek Tribune, recently, had a meeting with Labor MP Tom Koutsantonis with whom we had a discussion about his recent public statements for "unity" of the Greek Orthodox....

 

Conditions worsen for small business and tradies

Small businesses in general — and tradies in particular — have suffered a serious deterioration in their trading conditions and profitability, according to a survey from NAB....

 

ADELAIDE GREEK FAMILY TRAGEDY

21 old, charged over shooting of his brother

A 21-year-old man who allegedly shot his younger brother at their family home in Lockleys in Adelaide's west last week has been remanded in custody. A young 16 year old boy of Greek...

 

Debt record of $21.3 billion to pay for State projects

The South Australian Government is hoping interest rates will stay low for years to come as it borrows big to fund a major infrastructure program. South Australia’s debt will rise by....

 

 

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