Iris Papathanasiou

Life

Sooshi Mango spreads the joy of laughter through their ‘ethnic’ skits

Growing up next door to the ‘Greek’ suburb of Oakleigh in Melbourne, it is not surprising that the hilarious trio Sooshi Mango went viral with their first ever Greek-themed clip …

News

Difficult times for the new Greeks who are looking for work in their new homeland

For months now newly arrived George Kalogiannis from Greece has been looking for a job in Melbourne without success. His main obstacle is language as he knows very little English. …

Life

In the heart of Footscray, Nick Tsiligiris’ kindness shines on

Nick Tsiligiris’ gentle smile brightens up the corner of Leeds street in Footscray, very close to where his iconic shop ‘Olympic Doughnuts’ was situated for more than three decades. His …

Life

Restrained excitement as Greek restaurants prepare to reopen

The hospitality industry which has suffered the biggest blow from the pandemic is finally opening up to diners in Victoria starting from Monday 1 June. Neos Kosmos reached out to …

Features

The adventures of a nine-year-old boy in the battle of Crete

Our story begins in Antikythera in 1941, with Spiros Ploumidis, as a young boy on top of a hill, witnessing the first German airborne attack, which marked the beginning of …

Life

A book about heroes and the lifelong bonds formed between Greece and Australia during the Battle of Crete

An extraordinary story that connects the Cretans to the Anzacs has been transcribed for the first time by Greek Australian journalist and author, Stella Tzobanakis in her book “Creforce: the …

News

Telehealth services are now available across the country

New telehealth servicesAll Posts are now available across the country, allowing Australians to access bulk-billed telehealth consultations with their doctors – a measure that was implemented by the government earlier …

Life

Covid-19 economic fallout affects small businesses in Australia

This year will long go down in history  as the Covid-19 or Coronavirus  year. There are few guesses what will be Newsmaker of the Year. Beginning in China, the response …

Features

‘Women can do it all, but not all at once and not without help’

To mark the celebration of International Women’s Day this year, The Food For Thought Network has invited three inspirational women, of diverse background, to share their stories of success. We …

Life

Fortune telling of coffee cups and modern apps that ‘read’ the future

The history of coffee cup readings, known as tasseography, is long, dating back centuries. This form of fortune-telling is a familiar ritual in Greece where fortune tellers would analyse the …