Gerry Georgatos

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Shining the light on Greeks and suicide on World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September)

Greece had a long history of the world’s lowest suicide rates but during the last decade, since 2008, the suicide rates have increased, intertwined with the economic crises and hardships. …

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Fading light

The death of a child is always heartbreaking, but when it is by suicide, it is as devastating as it gets, with long term negative psychosocial effects for those left …

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Australian crimes against asylum seekers

Future gemerations will damn the present for its atrocities, as we damn and indict the past for theirs. The offshore custodial predicaments that have degenerated to indefinite immigration detention will …

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Looking back on April Fool’s Day – 1 April, 1978

It was April, 1978, I was 16 years old. I walked into the kitchen as my Dad was listening to the Greek language radio news. He had paused from his …

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The horrendous lie of our generation is the one that poverty is being reduced

There is more poverty than ever before, and there are diabolical efforts to mask this, writes Gerry Georgatos.

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Why you should never call anyone ‘wog’

Today, reappropriation of derogatory terms as ‘endearing’ terms is in fact misappropriation. There is nothing endearing about these terms.

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Trauma must never become your injurious oppressor

Some thoughts in anticipation of the New Year.

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Whatever Christmas is about, it should be about much more

Do not let those around us who are doing it tough do it alone, do not let them struggle in silence and dangerously internalise grief.

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Migrant homelessness on the increase

Australia has registered nearly 110,000 of its population as homeless but the real number is nearly three times that, around 300,000.

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We are being lied to about poverty – it’s grim

A tragic indicator of increasing poverty and unemployment is the suicide toll, writes Gerry Georgatos.