Mary Sinanidis

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Oakleigh is among the areas where the owners just won’t sell

Oakleigh, 14km southeast of Melbourne, is not your run-of-the-mill piece of suburbia according to recent reports that place it among the top four suburbs of Melbourne with average holding periods …

Life

Immigration Museum comes of age and wants to hear your stories

Established migrant groups in Australia often complain that their stories are overlooked as they become assimilated into mainstream society, and fresh waves arrive. There is a real fear that their …

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In a world of ageism, Greek Australian elderly still enjoy dignity in Aged Care

Aged care was a god-sanctioned duty in Greek antiquity. Known as gerobaskia, there were  severe repercussions when elders were neglected. In modern Greece, the debt crisis has permeated all facets …

Dialogue

OECD’s PISA scores show Greek and Australian learning results are leaning in the wrong direction

The latest OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, published Tuesday, show a long-term decline in reading, maths and science skills for both Greek and Australian students. The worldwide …

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Fr George Frangos, moved from corporate finance to priesthood, and now bids farewell to his parish

Parishioners of the Dormition of Our Lady, the Greek Orthodox Church of Altona and Districts, would say that Fr George Frangos was born to be a member of the clergy. …

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Fronditha Care’s new CEO Michael Malakonas, new blood at Greek Australian aged care provider

It was apt that Mr Michael Malakonas, Fronditha Care’s new CEO, chose the organisation’s new facilities at Mulgrave to meet with community members. Amid the faint smell of fresh paint, …

News

Details about the VCE Greek exam changes: here’s what they mean

Victorian students sitting for Modern Greek language exams will be placed in different examination pathways to enable differentiation between students who are new arrivals from Greece and those who are …

Life

Book launch for ‘Lemnos and Gallipoli Revealed’, a book that should be on the school reading list

Key stakeholders from the Australian and multicultural community of Victoria attended the the book launch of academic Jim Claven’s latest work, ‘Lemnos and Gallipoli Revealed’. But the spotlight was not …

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Greek to stay at Coburg West Primary School! Victory for Greek language – and choice

Parents and students of Coburg West Primary School’s (CWPS) Greek language programme had the rug pulled from under their feet during the mid-semester break when they received an email from …

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$21,000 worth of Greek Australian smiles for the Smile of the Child

Many smiles were offered by Greeks of Melbourne for the Greek children’s welfare organisation, Smile of the Child (Hamogelo tou Paidiou), in an event held at the Cretan Brotherhood on …