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George Kapnias

The disunited states of Australia

So we have all been told… we are one and free! Bollocks. It was New Year’s Eve and Victorians were (rightly) preparing to celebrate their hard earned ‘freedom’. After a …

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 …

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