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Alex Economou

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Measures to deal with financial abuse within families offer tough choices

In cases where financial abuse affects families and the elderly, there are three official avenues in Victoria that can lead to a resolution: through mediation between the parties, through the …

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Financial abuse of elders is cause for concern in community despite banks’ vigilance

While banks have not reported an increase in the incidence of financial abuse as a result of family and elder abuse, welfare case workers says there is strong anecdotal evidence …

World’s first computer was the fusion of finest Greek and Middle Eastern scientific knowledge

The announcement that an expert team had finally figured out how the world’s first (analogue) computer, the Antikythera Mechanism works, drew massive interest from around the globe. Greek physicst Aris …

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Hard work and smart financial thinking secures the future of Sydney’s Cypriot community

Once it had been the vibrant focal point of Cypriot and Greek communities in Sydney, but two years ago, the Cyprus Community of New South Wales was facing the prospect …

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Australia begins to open: Life is returning at three-quarter throttle with most recent easing of COVID rules

The masks may be coming down at last, and the easing of social distancing regulations are giving us a sense that “normality” is returning but there is also concern for …

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Greek women’s role in the struggle for independence was vital and took many forms

Laskarina Bouboulina The legend of Kapetanissa (Captain) Laskarina Bouboulina is unique. A fierce fighter for the Greek cause, she charted her own course through war against the Turks and in …

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Greek Australian mother’s concerns about drink spiking at popular Melbourne venues

What should have been a pleasant among three girlfriends enjoying a drink at a nightclub in South Yarra, turned into a nightmare when two of them started feeling unaccountably dizzy …

Life

Sad end for longest-lived warrior of the Greek War of Independence

A search by a great-great-granddaughter in the US for more information about her ancestor, Nikolaos Sistos (Sistakis or Sistonikolis) has led to the interesting but also the sad story of …

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Adelaide school principal Kourbelis taps into the opportunities of a growing space industry

One of the main aims of the Australian Space Agency that was created in 2019 with its own federal budget, is to triple the size of Australia’s space industry and …

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Yiana Pandelis shows star quality in challenging feature film “Unsound”

Yiana Pandelis, a young Australian Greek actress who is profoundly deaf is the leading actress in the recently released Australian independent film “Unsound” and she confounds many stereotypes in this …

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