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George Kapnias

NYE festivities and celebrations of yesteryear

It was New Year’s Eve, 1982 and it was a hot, still Melbourne night. Once again, we had got together with our cousins to see in the New Year, this …

Dialogue

Are we in this together? OXI

Are we in this together? OXI. It is said that the cruellest lie, is that of self-deception. So, let’s fess up and stop kidding ourselves. In our rush to bathe …

Dialogue

Australia’s Budget Review: Hey big spender… the trillionaire!

Last Tuesday, Josh Frydenberg handed down this year’s highly anticipated Federal Budget. Australia was absolutely ‘Back in Black’… a deep black hole from which only a 10 year Odyssey could …

Are we still in this together?

In anticipation of this year’s delayed Federal Budget due to be handed down by Josh Frydenberg on Tuesday, 6 October, I was reminded of one of the great movies of …

Dialogue

Fear makes the COVID-19 wolf bigger than he is

Two homeless men were sitting on a park bench. They couldn’t help but notice the increased number of locals that were frequenting ‘their’ park in recent weeks and interestingly, everyone …

Dialogue

Where’s κύριο Τσούση when you need him?

Having reached middle age, I often nostalgically look back over the past 52 years and ruminate over the golden years spent going to Greek School. My primary school years were …

Life

The Greek Australian perspective into coronavirus – the great leveller

Last Saturday, being 15 August (Της Παναγίας), I performed what has become for many of us, a modern day ritual. I scrolled through by phone contacts and rang family and …

Dialogue

China and Australia, post COVID-19 ties

Each time I discuss Greece’s success in containing coronavirus and that Greece has in fact, proven it can be the exception to the European rule (of blunder and failure), people …

Dialogue

Beware the barrenness of … a busy life

On Thursday 12 March, Scott Morrison fronted the cameras with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and addressed the nation. They announced a $17.6 billion stimulus package that, in their best estimate, would …

Sport

Hellas is not a dirty word – reply to Chris Nikou’s open letter to ‘soccer family’

In 1987, a few from my underage cohort broke into the South Melbourne seniors, including Paul Trimboli and Kimon Taliadoros. Kimon and I were school mates but Kimon was not …

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