Anastasia Tsirtsakis

Life

Young Greek Australian dreams of representing Greece at Eurovision

Earlier this year, Leea Nanos was one of 10 performers selected to compete in Eurovision – Australia Decides to represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest. Though she wasn’t the …

Life

Find out where to celebrate National Baklava Day in Melbourne

Yes, it’s a thing, and National Baklava Day is fast shaping up to be a favourite day of the year for fans of the rich pastry dessert. To celebrate the …

Life

Putting Greek desserts in the spotlight

For those who enjoyed the first season of Zumbo’s Just Desserts in 2016, the wait is finally over for Season 2, airing on Channel 7 this weekend. The dessert cooking …

Features

New play ‘The Audition’ explores what it’s like to eternally be the ‘other’

Over the course of her time at Outer Urban Projects within her capacity as Artistic Director and Producer, Irine Vela has worked with a number of refugee communities and asylum …

News

Is pill testing a green light to take drugs? Experts argue no

The debate around pill testing continues in Australia, with a bill set to be introduced into the Victorian Parliament today, co-sponsored by the Victorian Greens and Reason Party. The bill …

Life

The food blog documenting Cypriot cooking, and the nostalgia of childhood

Some of Eleni Georges’ fondest childhood memories centre around food. Raised for a large portion of her life in Cyprus, she remembers her mum and aunties spending hours in the …

Features

Why Greek Australians are up to three times more likely to be misdiagnosed with dementia

When Matthew Staios first entered the field of neuropsychology, he was told that the cognitive tests available for the diagnosis of dementia were gold standard. And they are, if you …

News

Greek restaurant shows true philoxenia to paramedics on Melbourne Cup Day

The Melbourne Cup is a significant event on Victoria’s calendar – albeit a controversial one – with thousands of people flocking to the event dressed to the nines. With so …

Life

New exhibition explores history behind Queensland’s Greek cafes and milk bars

When Toni Risson was a little girl, she recalls walking past the Paragon Café in Katoumba with her father, and peering into the windows at the confectionery as though it …

Features

The diaspora in action: Meet the Greek Australians giving back to the mother country

It was former diplomat, Professor Kishore Mahbubani who said “sometimes you need a major crisis to bring people together”. This couldn’t be truer for Greece and the diaspora. With the …