Mary Sinanidis

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Doctor explains the impact the fires have had on our health

In recent days, even people far away from the fires have been impacted by the smoke. Vicki Kotsirilos AM, a practising general practitioner, has been inundated with patients suffering from …

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Greek Australian couple on Kangaroo Island invite tourists to return to areas unaffected by fires

Con Belios and Helen Ioannou left their careers as a graphic designer and maths teacher in Melbourne to run the Kingscote Tourist Park on Kangaroo Island 12 years ago. “It …

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Diver catches the cross at Port Melbourne but gets insults instead of God’s blessing

Since the age of 15, Mikes Legkos has been taking part as a swimmer in the Blessing of the Water ceremony during Theofania. A devout Christian, diving for the cross …

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US President Donald Trump supports Greece but doesn’t want to irritate Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a successful meeting with US President Donald Trump on the second day of his official visit to the United States and first day in …

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Trauma recovery expert points to psychological impact of the bushfires

Horrific footage of fires swallowing everything in their path, leaving behind homes reduced to rubble and the charred remains of animals have a real impact on the mental health of …

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Australia’s fires conjure memories of Greece: from Mati to Mallacoota

Blackened hills. Cars turned to molten metal. Houses picked clean by flames. People huddled on beaches listening to the roar of fires burning out of control. The ravaged regions are …

Dialogue

Istanbul’s Christmas past: Memories of Constantinople

I remember Christmases of times past, attending mass at one of the few neighbourhood churches of Istanbul. The Christmas spirit is felt differently there where the shrinking Greek population has …

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Skopjian interests dominate Whittlesea Council meeting after Mayor uses Greek symbols at North Macedonian event

When Councillor Emilia Lisa Sterjova, 22, was elected Whittlesea’s Mayor in November there was celebration that a new era would begin with a young person bringing a fresh perspective to …

Life

Alex’s lights bring the joy of Christmas to Autism Australia

It is widely understood that those with autism may experience light sensitivity, but that has never been the case with Alex Skaftouros, 21. On the contrary, despite being on the …

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Political Paradox: Greeks abroad can now vote from their place of residence, but only in principle

After numerous visits and campaigning for the democratic right of Greek Australians to have a say in Greek elections, Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) President Bill Papastergiadis must feel a …