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Mary Sinanidis

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Peeling back the layers of Arthur Sinodinos, Australia’s Kefalonian Ambassador to the United States

Much has been written about the US elections, and Australia’s Ambassador to the US, Arthur Sinodinos, has been busy analysing, answering media questions, advising Australia’s government. He may have expected …

Life

Labor, Liberal and La Trobe University’s Greek studies: a political perspective

Government can play a pivotal role in keeping languages alive, by setting multicultural policies with a vision which drives the future. La Trobe University’s administration announced the consultation process for …

News

La Trobe University says, “We’ll get back to you”

La Trobe University’s leadership has been inundated with community letters, a petition (nearly 4,000 signatures on Friday) and requests for media interviews following the 11 November announcement for a consultation …

A warning for Greek language in Australia: Use it or you’ll lose it

My parents came to Australia as minority Rum Greeks from Turkey because Greece, wishing to preserve its ethnic population in Istanbul, would not have them. So they came to Australia …

News

Committee created during urgent meeting to keep Modern Greek studies alive at La Trobe University

The ways in which you can support the continuation of Greek at La Trobe by 25 November: Write a short letter of support and send it to: consultation@latrobe.edu.au Sign the …

News

La Trobe University’s Greek language programme under threat

The Modern Greek language programme at La Trobe University may be terminated in two weeks time unless consultations with the university prove fruitful. The proposal to cut the programme, along …

Features

Taxed twice: Greek Australians aren’t just bicultural, they’re also double taxed

An Italian Australian, Turkish Australian and Greek Australian have investments in Rome, Istanbul and Athens respectively. The Italian and the Turk get taxed once in the country where their investments …

Dialogue

Facebook musings on Samos earthquake from the land without cats

There’s Australia, there’s Greece and then there’s sociologist/children’s book writer Eugene Trivizas and his ‘Land Without Cats’. I was reminded of the story following the Samos earthquake where earthquake diplomacy …

News

Multicultural media kept in the dark during COVID-19

Former Queensland premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen, a major influence in state and Commonwealth politics for 60 years, used to refer to press conferences as ‘feeding the chooks’. Refusing repeated calls to …

Features

Mad Melbourne rush to car washes, hairdressers, auctions and more

Melburnians began to feel that pinch of traffic this week. It  felt reassuring to see services slowly ease following restrictions. Ali Sadiku, manager of Grand Wash Auto, which serves a …

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