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A budget of missed opportunities

The Coalition government’s budget has failed in garnering full support from Greek Australian business, aged care and welfare and has been seen as an attempt to harvest votes in the …

Life

A symposium on love in modern times

Luka, the Brisbane based Greek Australian poet, will perform his new work, Agapi and Other Kinds of Love, at the National Museum of Australia. His adaptation of Plato’s The Symposium …

Features

Museum Curator makes Ancient Greece come alive in Canberra

Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes explores competition in our world, in sports, education, and the arts. It reflects on our heroism in the face of invaders, and in wars …

Features

Greek Australian experience as a forty-year photo chronicle by Effy Alexakis

Effy Alexakis the photo-chronicler of the Greek Australian has been invited to exhibit at the Sydney Greek Festival now celebrating its 40 years. She selected one image to represent each …

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Looking for Athena in Ukraine as Russian bombs rain down

“I’ve lost touch, since then … I can’t reach her,” an emotional Bill Cotsis says to Neos Kosmos about his friend Athena, or Afina  Khadzhynova. Bill Cotsis met Athena on …

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Esacaping Kyiv “…for thirteen days all I heard was sirens, explosions, and shelling”

“We woke up on Thursday February 24 to the Russian invasion… for thirteen days all I heard was sirens, explosions, and shelling in and around Kyiv,” says Lana Nicole Niland …

Life

Christos Tsiolkas seeks beauty in the new world of puritans

December 2021 I talked to Christos Tsiolkas about his latest novel 7 ½. Russia had not launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine by land, sea, and air. Two weeks …

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The Religious Discrimination Bill is shelved indefinitely

The Religious Discrimination Bill has been pulled by the government and will not go to the Senate for debate. Senate will next sit in March and there is doubt that …

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Martin Foley urges parents and carers to vaccinate children

Victorian Government Minister for Health Martin Foley said that “35.6 percent of Victorians aged 18 years and over have now been third dosed, but it is still a long way …

Life

Sidney Nolan: Ancient Greece, War and the never changing realities of humanity

They sent forth men to battle, But no such men return; And home, to claim their welcome, Come ashes in an urn In Aeschylus’, Agamemnon (Oresteia, #1) Sidney Nolan: Myth …

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