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Fearless Greek Australian Kleanthis Karelis completes 14,000 ft skydive ahead of his 80th birthday

Just shy of his 80th birthday, Greek Australian Kleanthis Karelis has realised one of his dreams, skydiving from 14,000 ft over Jurien Bay in Western Australia. Speaking to Neos Kosmos, …

Sport

Aussie Rules finds its Greek ambassador in the ‘footy-mad’ Yiannis of Thessaloniki

Yiannis Kosmas is your typical Thessalonikian. He lives in Thessaloniki, runs his own hardware and coffee shop close to the White Tower and is father of a young son. He …

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Details about the VCE Greek exam changes: here’s what they mean

Victorian students sitting for Modern Greek language exams will be placed in different examination pathways to enable differentiation between students who are new arrivals from Greece and those who are …

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Australia introduces two-tiered system for Year 12 Modern Greek language exams

Victorian students sitting for Modern Greek language exams will be placed in a two-tiered system to enable differentiation between students who have spoken a language as a ‘first language’ or …

Life

Rebetiko Jam: Get your Greek on every Wednesday at the Triakosia

A jam between friends of rebetiko which was born last April as the brainchild of Con Kalamaras and Wayne Simmons has evolved into a weekly event that is always booked …

Dialogue

20 months since her diagnosis, Maria Kampyli unites to fight cancer

My relationship with cancer is a strange one; one of both hatred and respect. From the first moment I started to receive the good news after the surgery, not once …

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Greek academic Dr Olga Panagiotopoulou pursuing a rich life in science in Australia

‘Independent’, ‘strong’ and ‘problem solver’ are some of the key words that Monash University scientist and teacher extraordinaire, Olga Panagiotopoulou uses to describe herself. One look at the Assistant Professor’s …

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Coburg West Primary School plays ‘numbers game’ in decision to cut Greek language lessons

It was last September when Coburg West Primary School (CWPS) principal Mark Colagrande assured the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) that the Greek language program would indeed be part of …

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Truck drivers pay tribute to Greek Australian Coen Fraser, the smiling young man of Renmark

The Greek Orthodox Church of St Constantine and Helen in Renmark, South Australia, was flooded with people on Saturday morning as more than a thousand of truck driver Coen Fraser’s …

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Schedule of Archbishop Makarios’ visit to Melbourne

Australia’s recently-appointed Greek Orthodox Archbishop Makarios is arriving in Melbourne on Saturday. The official program of the Archbishop’s visit was released on Tuesday and is jam-packed until his departure on …