NEWS Mr Virgil Bugeja of St Julians, Malta was among those who were awarded the Order of Australia Medal announced in the Australia Day Honours List on 26 January. His award was in recognition for service to international relations through the Friends of Australia Association in Malta.
Mr Bugeja is Secretary General of Friends of Australia Association (Malta), a position he has held since 2001. The Friends of Australia Association is devoted to fostering connections between the Maltese in Australia and those living in Malta. It facilitates the High Commission’s work in promoting Australian interests in Malta.
In 2004 Mr Bugeja was involved in the Social Security Agreement in Malta, 2004 and has worked closely with Centrelink regarding pensions and payments for Australian residents living in Malta. He acts as advisor for Australian pensioners living in Malta and assists with the preparation of documents for Australian senior citizens living in Malta.
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