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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 19 September 2015
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2015 25 BUSINESS Link Health and Community opens in Oakleigh Provider of health and support services announces new facilities NELLY SKOUFATOGLOU Link Health and Community is opening a new facility in Oakleigh and is inviting people of all ages to attend its Open Day on 14 October. A not-for-profit organisation, Link HC is the leading provider of health and support services in Monash. Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews will officially open the building. Schools and community groups have been invited to participate, with a free sausage sizzle available from midday. The Open Day will also provide fun and informative activities for people of all ages, ranging from schoolchildren The grand opening will take place on Wednesday 14 October. through to celebrating National Seniors Week with activities designed for senior citizens. "Our new Oakleigh site is designed to showcase Link HC's vast range of services available to the local community," said Philip Moran, Link HC's CEO. "We are looking forward to welcoming lots of new faces and explaining to the local community what we have to offer. Health professionals includ- ing dietitians, diabetes educators, counsellors, physios, health promoters and occupational therapists will be available to chat with people on the Open Day. "Our experienced and qualified practitioners add a wealth of expertise to link the people of Oakleigh to better health," said Mr Moran. "This branch further strengthens Link HC's ability to provide a wide range of accessible, lower cost, bulk- The new site incorporates a purpose-built gymnasium for older people. billing and supportive programs and services for the community." Nick Voulanas, a Greekspeaking physiotherapist, will also join the centre along with a team of experienced GPs, podiatrists and social workers. "I'm more than excited to be joining the Link HC team," Dr Nick Voulanas told Neos Kosmos. "The centre will be of great benefit to the Greek and wider community, with fees Bank of Sydney CEO awarded Bank of Sydney's CEO Julie Elliott was awarded last week, in acknowledgement of her success in business. Taking place at the ALCCI Gala Dinner in Melbourne, the award was presented by president Faddy Zouky. The dinner was preceded by the 2015 ALCCI Business Fo- rum, a partnership of federal and state governments in both Australia and Lebanon. Themed 'Prosperity through trade and Invest- Bank of Sydney CEO Julie Elliott receiving an award for her success in business from Faddy Zouky (R) and Minister of Social Security Scott Morrison. ments', Ms Elliott gave an presentation on the topic 'The Changing Landscape of the Banking and Finance Industry'. for most services around $10, and bulk billing GPs." The new Oakleigh addition will be equipped with a gymnasium that specifically caters for older people and chronic illness patients. The centre can be accessed from Mills Road and Haughton Road and is a short walk from the Oakleigh shopping centre. For more information call 1300 552 509 or visit www. linkhc.org.au Catering to the needs of migrants With migration on the rise and Australia becoming an increasingly popular destination to call home, migration agent Peter Michalopoulos decided it was time to listen to the needs of migrants and take action. While legally only registered migration agents can give immigration assistance, by using innovation and technology, Ethos Migration gives migrants across the globe access to advice on visa applications with the click of a button. "Ethos Migration has entered the industry with a fresh, new and innovative mindset to not only change but create a better, efficient, and professional service than ever before," said Mr Michalopoulos in a recent statement. Not only that, the director is currently looking to take things a step further, with plans to develop a 24-hour interactive client based system. This will give clients immediate access to book consultations, receive advice, and work through visa applications 24/7. For more information regarding Ethos Migrations' services, visit www.ethosmigration.com.au Another vote won’t fix Greece’s economic problems The principal problem with Greek politics is that Greek politicians, political parties and voters - or at least an uncomfortably large proportion of them - think that Greece's debt crisis can be solved simply by electing a new government. If that were the case then Greece's economy and democracy would be in a much healthier condition than they are today. So it is that successive elections yield more desperate options, as leftist and right-wing parties try to outflank each other in their extremism and defiance in the face of a foreign enemy. Now the young are abandoning SYRIZA, moving to the harderleft Popular Unity and to the neo-fascist Golden Dawn. The centre-right parties are also benefiting, as Greek electors thrash around for someone, anyone, to offer a lead and a way out of their agonies. But the failure of SYRIZA and the Tsipras government demonstrates that it doesn't matter who rules in Athens. The debt mountain is still vast and the economic reforms the country needs to place itself on a sustainable footing remain as urgent and intractable as they did the day before the ballot. The party that eventually forms an administration will need to implement the package of reforms agreed with the European Union and the IMF. Fortunately, Alexis Tsipras and the leader of the conservative New Democracy group, Vangelis Meimarakis, have pledged to press on with the conditions dictated in the bailout agreement. A change of government should not lead to a further attempt to renegotiate the terms of that deal.
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