Fotis Kapetopoulos

Features

Harlem takes charge of its own

Neos Kosmos talked to three people who are deeply invested in the providing services and building resilience in Harlem. Lloyd Williams, the President and CEO of the Greater Harlem Chamber …

News

Confusion is king as the Commonwealth and Teachers’ union go head-to-head on schools opening

The newfound bonhomie between the Commonwealth government and the Australian Council of Trade Unions, (ACTU), in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic is being challenged by rising tension between the government …

Features

Stephen Minas and his move from Victorian politics to the United Nations

Stephen Minas, now 36 years old, has made high achievement seem an effortless task. Mr Minas worked in his mid-twenties as an adviser to the former Premier of Victoria, Ted …

Dialogue

States of emergency: The economy, is it hibernating or dying?

My inspiration was Otter’s endorsement of Bluto’s rousing speech in Animal House; “I think this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.” Is …

Dialogue

States of emergency: the importance of maintaining the social contract

Covid-19 has killed the small state – for now. Liberal democracies are rising to the challenge of an existential threat as they did in World War II. Individualism and diversities, …

Dialogue

Farewell Athens… Covid-19 dispatch from Greece

Athens, Wednesday, 11 March: I was leading my annual arts and cultural tour of Athens, from 9-13 March. Artists and producers from outside Greece come to Athens for five days …

Life

Alex Proyas: Looking for a new country in filmmaking

“The last 10 years have been a nightmare for me,” says director Alex Proyas. Two major movies have fallen over: Dracula, based on the historical figure of Voivode of Wallachia, …

Dialogue

Labor wants to resuscitate its Multicultural Policy

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) wants to reignite its commitment to multiculturalism and migrant aspiration. Its defeat to the Coalition last year shone a light on what many see as …

Life

Pavlidis, Australia’s emerging jazz star at the Melbourne Recital Centre

Richard Pavlidis is a fresh faced jazz troubadour in Australia’s jazz scene. Origins, the title of his show at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Salon on Friday 7 February launches a …

Dialogue

Do we need to ‘reboot’ our policy of multiculturalism?

Labor MP Dr Anne Aly, in a media report on 25 January, called for a ‘reboot of multiculturalism’. The Labor MP recounted how when attending a medical appointment in her …