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Visa deadline mistakes cause angst to Greek skilled worker in Australia

Nearly 10 years of a life in Australia are in the balance because of confusion by the applicant and his sponsor over deadlines in submitting his passport for review when …

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My Life in Lockdown: Greece’s Consul General Dimitris Michalopoulos

Life is slowly returning to normal for most people. Greece’s Consul-General to Melbourne Dimitris Michalopoulos returned back to the office this week, but only briefly as he has confirmed to …

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Sex worker’s open letter to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Mister Prime Minister, My name is Anna Kouroupou, I am a trans woman and for around 40 years in a row, I have been making a living as a sex …

Athens protesters clash with police in Black Lives Matter rally outside the US embassy

Angry clashes broke out between police and protestors outside the US embassy in Athens during a march over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old man African-American killed by police …

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Australian travel platform Rome2Rio nearly stirs diplomatic episode with reference to “Ottoman Crete”

Australian travel platform Rome2Rio labelled the island of Crete, Greece, as Ottoman. The mistake comes at a time of tension between Greece and Turkey, less than a month after  energy …

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The ethnic parlour: The art of creating the perfect ‘kalo saloni’ in the home is not all lost

I remember walking through my great aunt’s house when I was young, marvelling at the beautiful pink and gold (yet useless) rotary phone, that sat in their ‘kalo saloni’. The …

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Vale Amalia Megapanou, from society girl to glamorous first lady to Konstandinos Karamanlis

Greek author Amalia Megapanou, the former wife of the late Greek statesman Konstantinos Karamanlis, died aged 91. Born in Athens in 1929, she was the daughter of Anastasios Kanellopoulos and …

Watch videos of St John’s College first place-getters in the ‘Speak Greek in March’ contest

Speak Greek in March kicked off in 2015 to encourage greater use of the Greek language by young people. Every year, Greek language learners are encouraged to use the language …

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The Hellenic Initiative Australia announces collaboration with Doctors of the World Greece

Over 2,800 disadvantaged individuals will benefit from The Hellenic Initiative Australia (THI Australia) new collaboration with Doctors of the World Greece (MdM Greece) which will provide access to public health …

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Staff at aged care facility and preschool among 10 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria

A total of 10 new coronavirus cases were detected in Victoria, bringing the state’s total at 1,663 cases. A carer at Embracia aged care facility in Reservoir and teacher at …

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COVID-19 forces GACL Antipodean Palette exhibition to go online

Taking into account the restrictions imposed by the current COVID-19 regulations, the Greek-Australian Cultural League of Melbourne (GACL) is going online for its 10th Antipodean Palette 2020 exhibition which promotes …

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Greece will pay for accommodation of COVID-19 infected tourists

Greece’s Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas told the local press that Greece will pay for the accommodation of tourists who test positive for COVID-19 during their visit. Tourists will stay at …