Bill Papastergiadis


The Ship of State sails with confidence into the future

Plato talked of the Ship of State as a metaphor for governance and direction. The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) has had steady governance and now looks to the future. …


Bill Papastergiadis OAM on the Assyrians, the VMC and the Greek Community

Multiculturalism is the bedrock upon which Melbourne and Australia’s society is built on. As a Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), I had the opportunity to recently address a …

Celebration of multiculturalism at the Victorian Premier’s Iftar Dinner

The Victorian Premier’s Iftar Dinner was a symbol of multiculturalism at its finest, with representatives from all faiths in attendance. I had the privilege of being seated beside Minister Melissa …


GCM President Bill Papastergiadis’ tribute to Fotios Karamitos

I still remember vividly the first time I met Fotios Karamitos, the beloved father of our board member Michael. It was over 10 years ago and it was a hot …


‘We can better understand the hardships of those who fought for freedom in 1821’

I have often prepared for this most important of days on the Greek calendar, full of pride and often introspection. I have thought of the heroes of that revolution and …


Future of Greek community groups positive and bright

A recent letter to the editor at Neos Kosmos wrote how much joy and enrichment he felt by his weekly attendance at his local club in Coburg. Equally he thanked …


Tower for our future

Bill Papastergiadis believes that good reasoning and sound research informs the proposal for the Greek Tower in Lonsdale Street.