Mary Sinanidis

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 …

News

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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 …