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Valkanis: Why Greece will qualify for 2022 World Cup like heroes

Former South Melbourne star Michael Valkanis ascension to the Greek national team as assistant coach alongside head coach John Van’t Schip can only be described as a whirlwind of chaos …

Features

How the ‘evil eye’ helps Greek Australians when it comes to health and recovery

When Dr Maria Irini Avgoulas’ father suffered a heart attack and survived she used the trauma as inspiration to conduct ground-breaking research in the understanding of culture and health. Since …

Features

How Greece became the word for luxury travel

Imagine a private dinner on an islet in Caldera Bay facing Santorini on the porch of a luxury hideaway accompanied by the sounds of a live jazz band. Or staying in a minimal …

Features

Peter Polites: ‘Mortgage, success, houses, investment. These aren’t Greek values’

In creating Panos, the main protagonist for his latest novel The Pillars, author Peter Polites took inspiration from notorious gay right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos. At the beginning of the book, …

Features

Award-winning chef Natalia Gaspari: ‘My entire world was destroyed’

When Natalia Gaspari won a Hat in the 2019 Australian Good Food Guide Awards just a few weeks after opening her dream restaurant Ble Greek Kouzina, she became just one …

Features

Rembetika Blues from Smyrna to Syria: How the music style became the soundtrack for displaced migrants

Sydney-based filmmaker Mary Zournazi’s upcoming documentary ‘Rembetika Blues’ traverses Australia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, the US and UK to chronicle how the haunting Greek rebel music become the soundtrack for forced …

Life

Electra Manikakis is just wild about nature documentaries

Despite having 30 years experience as producer and presenter with SBS and having her documentaries featured on National Geographic, Electra Manikakis isn’t what you’d call a household name. While her …

Life

Screen Australia responds to reasons why there are less Greeks on Australian screens

Screen Australia, the Federal Government’s key funding body for the Australian screen production industry found that Greek and Italians were significantly underrepresented on film. Its 2016 ‘Seeing Ourselves’ study showed …

Features

Fiona Barbouttis-Martin proves sports and politics do mix

The often-spoken phrase ‘sports and politics don’t mix’ is used as a warning to keep both worlds apart so as not to damage the purity of athletic pursuits. However newly-elected …

Life

Why aren’t Greeks cool anymore?

During the 90’s and Noughties Greeks were everywhere in Australia. The success of comedy productions ‘Wogs out of Work’ and ‘Acropolis Now’ not only broke audience records for both stage …