Coronavirus recovery – lessons from the eurozone crisis

As governments around the world grapple with the public health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are striking similarities with the eurozone crisis that followed the 2008 financial …



‘Travel + Leisure’ votes 7 Greek islands among world’s top destinations

In the most recent list of top travel destinations, published by Travel + Leisure magazine, seven Greek islands sit among the world’s most beautiful islands. The Aegean island of Paros …

‘World Cup a dream come true,’ says Greek rising star Sofia Sakalis

The Melbourne City midfielder points out the significance on holding the tournament on home ground both for female players and for the sport itself
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Pope Francis holds moments of silence for Hagia Sophia’s conversion to mosque

“The sea takes my thought a bit far, to Istanbul,” Pope Francis said at his weekly Angelus prayer on Sunday. “I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened.” …


Remote learning to reduce movement of students reintroduced in Victoria

Victoria keeps seeing Coronavirus cases in the three digits, recording another 273 cases of coronavirus in the state and one death. With 1,484 active cases of coronavirus in the state …


Tsitsipas at the top of Ultimate Tennis Showdown League

Amidst the pandemic Day 9 of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown began with low expectations, however, in the last match of the afternoon session, Stefanos Tsitsipas ascertained his spot at the …


Condemnation from Melbourne’s Greek Community as Erdogan converts Hagia Sophia into mosque

The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria strongly condemns the Turkish Republic’s decision to reinstate the World Heritage listed cultural icon – Hagia Sofia (Αγία Σοφία) – back into …


Fronditha Care identifies positive staff COVID-19 case

Fronditha Care’s chief executive officer, Michael Malakonas announced that on Friday 10 July 2020, a staff member of it’s  St Albans residential aged care team tested positive for coronavirus. Mr …


The Journey: Women Left Behind

The year 1954, time to depart my beloved homeland of Ithaki, the intimate village of Agios Ioannis, the only genuine home I had ever known. My heart torn between two …


We are here for each other – neither COVID-19 nor lockdowns can beat us

It’s back again to plague us. Literally. The resurgence of COVID-19 in Melbourne and the vice-like grip the counter measures have taken on our lives seems unfair – especially since …


Greece asks for negative COVID-19 results from tourists before entering

Yesterday the Greek Government announced that in light of COVID-19 case numbers rising at the northern border of Promachonas, non-essential travellers must present a negative coronavirus test result to border …


Inbound international flights to Australia to be halved

The announcement on Friday that international arrivals into Australia will be reduced by more than half is concerning to Australians overseas, amongst them many residents of Greek descent, who are …


What’s On 9 July – 16 July

ONLINE TRADE WITH AFRICA WEBINAR The Hellenic-African Chamber of Commerceand Development are hosting a Doing Business with Africa webinar for Greek businesses exporting to African countries following the COVID-19 pandemic. …