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Mary Sinanidis

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Ending the tale of two taxes: Pensioners, Stelios Rokkos and trade stand to win

After a great deal of campaigning by members of the Greek community, 2023 has been set as a date for Australia’s expansion of its existing network of 45 bilateral tax …

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Travel to take off by Christmas: Euphoric agents hopeful for a return to normality

The government has confirmed that caps on international arrivals will be lifted once Australia hits the 80 per cent double dose COVID-19 vaccination milestone, by Christmas at the latest. Australia’s …

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Consensus in education industry as vaccinations are mandated for Victoria’s teachers

Amid chaos, with construction workers protesting against mandatory vaccines, Victorian teachers and childcare workers are the latest sector facing compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations before they return to work next month. Government …

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A deal between Australia, the UK and US which has implications for the rest of the world, including Greece and Cyprus

Both France and China have slammed the new Indo-Pacific security alliance between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Dubbed AUKUS, the deal will provide Australia with technology to …

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Young girl who spoke Indonesian rather than Greek growing up wins Greek language bursary at La Trobe

When Penelope Vakalopoulos, who is studying for her Diploma of Greek Language at La Trobe University, was offered a $4,000 bursary to support Greek language learning opportunities she was taken …

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ABC backs ‘Background Briefing’ though Archdiocese welcomes apology

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia welcomed the news that the ABC issued an apology to Archbishop Makarios regarding an article published in April. A statement by the public broadcaster …

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“We can’t even give our kids a cuddle after work,” say Sydney couple in the COVID frontline

Pathologist Frank Kostakis and Dr Penelope Aligiannis are not policy makers, academics or even public health professionals supported by state governments, but a Greek Australian couple working in the “hot …

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How to find mindfulness in a wine glass on the scenic route to Tyrnavos

When sommelier Angie Giannakoudakis discusses wine, she talks about a journey more than a taste. “We can’t jump on a plane (to Greece), but we can drink our way there,” …

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I took a virtual “walk” around Medieval Athens

A few days ago, I took a walk, beginning from the Byzantine Russian Church on Fillellinon Street in downtown Athens, meandering through the colourful laneways of Plaka flanked by neoclassical …

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There’s a rush to get vaccinated, and Greek Australians are hopping on board

A huge queue formed at the pop-up vaccination hub at the Greek Orthodox Church of St George in Thornbury to help the local community get their COVID-19 vaccines. Greek Community …

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