Kostas Karamarkos


HACCI, Greek Australians and the May elections in Greece

The recent public intervention by the Founding Council of the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI) National Federation, regarding the restrictive prerequisites set by the Greek state to …


Harmolipi and the importance of Apodimi Compania in the Greek-Australian cultural scene

Harmolipi (Joyful Sorrow) is Apodimi’s ninth album, released in 2023 and marks the band’s 39th birthday which coincides with its 2023 Australian tour. Apodimi Compania is mainly a concert-stage performance …


Greeks living abroad and the Greek elections

Greece is holding its parliamentary elections on May 21st and for the first time, Greek citizens who live abroad and fulfil the prerequisites of the relevant law (proven minimum residency …


Harmony Week, Multiculturalism and Other Issues

This week, under the theme Everyone Belongs, Australia is celebrating its annual Harmony Week. We are all reminded and rightly so, that during the past 70 years for example, Australia …


Multiculturalism, identity formation, Shrine of Remembrance and dominant culture

In view of this year’s celebration of Greek Independence Day at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, in front of roughly 300 people, including the leadership of the state of …


12 proposals for the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV)

The upcoming February 6th elections for the new Board of Management of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV), as well as the fact that this oldest and …

Diaspora Greeks: Voting rights and other issues

The right to be able to vote in a Greek election from the place and from the country of your permanent residency, if you are a Greek citizen, was a …


Rewriting the history of Hellenism in Australia

In 1988, when Australia celebrated its 200th anniversary since the commencement of its oppressive and violent white settlement, the then publishing house of McPhee Gribble/Penguin, published a four-volume thematic history …


Where is the Greek Australian community heading?

Kostas Karamarkos looks the future of Greek Australian community through its willingness to contribute to the wider community.


Not only a debt crisis

Greece needs structural changes and a responsive leadership, says former minister Pavlos Yeroulanos.