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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 24 November 2018
4 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2018 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM VICTORIA VOTES 2018 Optimism for Labor and Greek candidates, as Victoria goes to the ballots Last minute election polls predicted a second term for Daniel Andrews Victoria decides on the new government today, and Daniel Andrews has every reason to be optimistic, as all signs point to his premiership being renewed for a second term. According to a Herald Sun YouGov/Galaxy poll, Labor and the Coalition were neckand-neck on primary support at 40 per cent each. The Greens had 11 per cent and other parties, 9 per cent.But Labor was ahead on a two-party preferred basis, 53 per cent to the Coalition's 47 per cent. A uComms/ReachTEL telephone poll for The Age also showed Labor ahead after preferences, 54–46. It has a margin of error of three per cent. Despite this forecast, An- drews has been very modest in his statements, saying that the outcome would be determined by the results in a small number of seats. One of the contested seats will be that of Northcote, coveted by the Labor party, where Kat Theophanous is facing a difficult battle. The same can be said about Andrew Katos, who is trying to secure his third term as the Liberal member for South Barwon. Regardless of the outcome of these two battles for marginal seats, things are looking up for Greek candidates around Victoria - and if the Andrews Government does get a second term, there are reasons to believe that the cabinet will include at least one more Greek, Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy (right) and his wife Renae cast their vote at a pre-polling booth in his Bulleen electorate in Melbourne. According to the latest polls, the Coalition is not going to win this election. PHOTO: AAP IMAGE/KAITLYN OFFER in addition to Jenny Mikakos and Philip Dalidakis. Here is the list of the Greek candidates that Neos Kosmos has found fighting for the vote in this election. Nick Staikos, Australian Labor Party candidate for Bentleigh George Mavroyeni, independent candidate for Bentleigh George Georgiou, independent candidate for Brunswick Kerry Sourasis, independent candidate for Brunswick Jason Soultanidis, Derryn Hinch's Justice Party candidate for Cranbourne George Neophytou, Independent candidate for East Gippsland Jennifer Kanis, Australian Labor Party candidate for Melbourne Kat Theophanous, Australian Labor Party candidate for Northcote Andrew Edmonds, Liberal Party of Australia/Victorian Division candidate for Oakleigh Parashos Kioupelis, independent candidate for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos, Australian Labor Party candidate for Oakleigh Andrew Katos Liberal Party of Australia/Victorian Division candidate for South Barwon Jim Doukas, Australian Country Party/Give it Back candidate for South-West Coast Tess Nagorka-Tsindos, Animal Justice Party candidate for Thomastown Arthur Bablis, Democratic Labour Party candidate for Yan Yean Upper Parliament: Christina Zygouras, Victorian Greens candidate of the Australian Greens Party in Northern Metropolitan Jenny Mikakos, Australian Labor party Candidate in Northern Metropolitan Carmela Dagiandis, Derryn Hinch's Justice Party candidate in Northern Metropolitan Ethan Konstantinou, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party candidate in Northern Metropolitan Chris Tzelepis, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party candidate in Northern Metropolitan Philip Dalidakis, Australian Labor Party candidate in Southern Metropolitan FECCA reacts to Morrison’s migration plans After the Prime Minister’s statements regarding the reduction of the yearly intake of migrants, the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils released a statement calling for “true FECCA has released a statement in regards to Prime Minister Scott Morrison's recent positioning about overpopulation and migration. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s recent comments regarding his migration policy have proven divisive. PHOTO: AAP/MICK TSIKAS Mr Morrison said to the members of the press that while migrants have helped the country experience financial growth, there are certain areas that are getting "too crowded" and the people there are calling for a resolution to this problem. However, in the press release given by the Federation for Ethnic Communities' Councils, chairperson Mary Patetsos pointed out that the country's migration system is a vital point to Australia's financial advancements, a fact that the PM himself was willing to recognise: "Instead of now declaring 'enough, enough, enough', Mr Morrison should be showing national leader- ship with a comprehensive plan to improve the nation's infrastructure so that it can service a growing, prosperous nation," reads the statement. "It is not good enough for the nation's Prime Minister to abandon long-term vision for our future and opt for short-term populist politics. "The real issue in the socalled 'immigration debate' is inadequate infrastructure, not migrant numbers. "We need a Government that shows true leadership on population policy," Ms Patetsos added. Prime Minister Morrison has declared that he will be discussing this issue with members of the local governments in Australia as "the states and territories know better than any what the population carrying capacity is for their existing and planned infrastructure and services."
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