Mary Sinanidis

Features

Dardalis Archives revive the Greek migrant story at La Trobe University

Migrants move with the future in mind, but their journeys inevitably involve excising part of their past. Moving forth for a better life, little by little, they discard parts of …

News

Archbishop Makarios’ road show draws crowds to jam-packed churches

Melbourne has been gripped by Makarios-mania with the visit of the new archbishop to the city. Churches are jam-packed as though it were Easter, and social media is abuzz with …

News

Greek diaspora seeks right to vote from abroad – and it’s a debate about democracy

There are 427,000 Greeks who have left their country in the past decade according to statistics of the Central Bank of Greece. These newly-departed Greeks are just part of a …

Dialogue

Immigration Museum backtracks to the future

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” said Shakespeare, but the proposed name change of the Immigration Museum to the Museum of Shared Humanity has become a …

News

Angela Gerekou appointed as Greek tourism chief – but will she be the one to tap into Australia’s potential?

A change of guard in the Greek government may have opened new opportunities for tourism to Greece from Australia. The appointment of former actress Angela Gerekou as the new president …

News

Victorian MP Jenny Mikakos meets with Antonis Diamataris, the new Greek Deputy Foreign Minister for Greeks Abroad

A two-week personal holiday to Greece was the opportunity for Victoria’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos to hold a series of meetings with officials of the new Greek government. She met …

Life

How ‘Your Thoughts on Greece’ project became a global education movement

Greek Australian language institute owner Eirini Stroumba Xanthea wanted the Greek students at her frontistirio to get their noses out of the textbooks and stop seeing the lessons as mere …

Dialogue

Australia’s Greek Orthodox Church is steeped in tradition, but things are different in Greece

Jesus may be welcoming, kind, divine, forgiving – but unfortunately what is supposed to be his house – the Church – is run by priests, who beneath the lavish cloaks, …

News

Woman donates her car to prevent other cases such as those of Courtney Herron from happening again

Like many women, Panagiota Makaronis had spent years taking crime preventative measures when walking and driving the streets of Melbourne. The precautions did not stop her from becoming one of …

News

The who’s who of Greek political parties vying for power in 7 July elections

The calling of snap elections on 7 July did not come as a surprise following the swing away from the Coalition of the Left SYRIZA party in the European and …