Anastasia Tsirtsakis

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First national youth-led campaign in support of pill testing launched in Australia

Young Australians have launched a campaign calling on politicians to introduce pill testing in a bid to prevent drug overdose. The first national campaign of its kind, #BeHeardNotHarmed was launched …

Life

New doco highlights Lesvos’ response to migration crisis: a lesson for the world in philoxenia

The Greeks have given the world many things, from democracy and philosophy to the arts, and even delicious kitchen staples like olive oil and feta cheese. But director Anne Tsoulis …

Life

RECIPE: Harissa Spiced Lamb Kataifi Rolls

“There is something intensely satisfying about biting into layers of fried crunchy, butter laden kataifi. As if the textural sensation of that crunch weren’t enough, when that crunch is paired …

Life

RECIPE: Succulent Octopus in Red Wine Sauce by The Sydney Food Sisters

“This is a recipe that my mother has cooked for forever, and it has always been a family favourite,” says Effi Tsoukatos, one half of The Sydney Food Sisters. “Mum …

Life

Sydney Food Sisters master storytelling through food

It was while sitting around the table at one of their favourite restaurants, over a plate of pappardelle that The Sydney Food Sisters first came to be. A fitting start …

Features

Greek Australian volunteer Jane Pilot in Sierra Leone: ‘We need to look beyond our own borders’

Since returning to Melbourne from Africa, Jane Pallot is sure of one thing: the majority of middle class Australians have no idea what real poverty is. In March, the Greek …

Features

Uncovering family secrets through genealogy and DNA testing

A few years ago Con Drakos’ life was changed forever. Born and raised in Brisbane to parents of Asia Minor heritage, he grew up in a family of seven siblings. …

News

Australia’s oldest continuously Greek-run cafe is being put on the market

Australia’s oldest continuously Greek-run cafe, The Niagara is being put on the market, in what will be its second public sale in 100 years. Established in 1902 in Gundagai, southwest …

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Greek Australians honoured for promoting Greece’s health tourism sector

Aside from its reputation for being an idyllic summer destination, Greece is starting to make a real name for itself for a rather different ‘getaway’: health tourism. This is thanks …

Life

Exploring the nostalgia of migration through art

The vast expanse of sea, the crashing waves are among Stella Zicopoulos-Grieg’s strongest first memories. Together with her parents and two sisters, Stella, aged seven, like many migrants before and …