The Greek Cultural Center in Melbourne, Australia, which is under construction, will be granted the amount of 455,000 dollars for the following three years by the federal government, if the coalition between the Liberal and the National Party wins the election of September 7.
This is the commitment that the federal Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos, who may be Australia’s next Minister of Finance, has undertaken.
After a meeting Sinodinos had with the Greek Community’s president, Vasilis Papastergiadis and treasurer, Nikos Parthimos, he stated to Neos Kosmos that “the Cultural Center, a building of 15 floors in the heart of Melbourne that is under construction at the moment, will be the ornament of Australia’s Hellenism and should be an example for the communities of Hellenism all around the country.”
Sinodinos, who was chief of staff to the then Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, said that the Liberal Party is impressed by the Cultural Center that is under construction, as well as by the Greek Community’s action concerning the cultural sector.
“For this reason, if we are elected, we will fund with the amount of 455,000 for three years the hiring of a curator of the Cultural Center and of a person that will classify the archives of Australia’s Hellenism. We believe that the Center in question will be of a worldwide level.”
Papastergiadis, informing Sinodinos, said that the Community is developing great action in all domains.
Sinodinos said that Melbourne’s Community is a representative body and it will be the pleasure of a future Liberal government to collaborate with it.
It is reminded that for the construction of the Cultural Center, the Labor government offered 2 million dollars with the consent of the opposition.
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