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A good death is a ‘fundamental human right’, says Health Minister Mikakos as Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill goes into effect

Euthanasia comes from the Greek word εὐθανασία – “good death” – and for Greek Australian Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos it is a “fundamental human right”. The definition of a …

Life

Greek American director’s film on tax evasion exposes why the problem prevails

Greeks living abroad manage to conform to the laws of their chosen countries and thrive in their new environments, however in Greece the law of the jungle prevails. A short …

Dialogue

‘Toxic masculinity’ from Ancient Greece to modern Melbourne

Some of today’s most damaging notions of sexual norms can be traced back to early literature with Greek myths populated by otherworldly monstrous rapists. Rape-victim-turned-monster Medusa is a prime example …

Sport

South Melbourne pays tribute to NK founder… but greatness never dies

As the sun faded behind the city skyline, it occurred to me that the South Melbourne (Hellas) game paying tribute to Neos Kosmos founder Takis Gogos was more than just …

News

Tears for Courtney (Konstandina) Herron: Who was the young woman whose death has sparked debate?

Courtney (Konstandina) Amber Herron was described by her mother as a “damaged little bird”, a headstrong girl who grew into a sensitive and vulnerable woman. Maxie (Metaxia) Antoniou talked to …

News

World MS Day sheds light on invisible symptoms #MyInvisibleMS

When Stephen Papadopoulos was 16, he noticed his body behaving strangely but he did not know what the symptoms meant. He had blurry vision and other signs indicating the possibility …

News

Final farewell to Dimitris Gogos: Funeral details

Greek summer 2006. Neos Kosmos’ founder Dimitris Gogos spent carefree days at the house of Neos Kosmos editor-in-chief Sotiris Hatzimanolis at Egrigoros on the island of Chios. Along with journalist …

Dialogue

It’s time to vote – but there’s a feeling that we’ve seen it all before

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten made their final pitches to voters this week. One urged Australians that now is not the time for change so that …

Features

25 things to do at Syntagma Square in Athens

The steps at Syntagma Square have been a traditional meeting point for people as all roads seem to lead here. You’ll find commuters rushing during peak hour traffic, children feeding …

News

War veterans: Luke Haitas, a proud Greek who served in Afghanistan

The Taliban had long been entrenched in many areas of the Zabul Province in Afghanistan in 2010. By this stage, the deterioration of security had seen an 82 per cent …