(VELINO) Roma, 2 Mar - Young Italians in Melbourne have a newvirtual "home". The Consul General of Italy in the city, MarcoMaria Cerbo, has officially launched an internet portal thatbrings together all the major Italian youth associationsoperating in the State of Victoria. The new website can bevisited at http://www.italyaustralia.com/ and, with strikinggraphics, offers the opportunity to interact with the variousparticipating groups. "The aim is to provide a modern tool forbringing people together, which can be the basis for a futureoperational network of the participating associations, thecreation of which we have been working on for over a year. Thisis a bet on the young and the future, supporting the effort forgrowth and modernisation that is going on in our community."There are almost half a million people of Italian origin in theState of Victoria, of who more than 300,000 registered in thelast Australian census. It is a diverse group, which includesassociations of university students of Italian origin, youngprofessionals, Italy lovers, as well as newcomers, includingthe nearly 25,000 who obtained a temporary permit for Australialast year. The initiative was sponsored by the ConsulateGeneral and made possible thanks to the support of the ItalianServices Institute, which funded the construction of the webpage. vel.