Mary Sinanidis

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Oakleigh dad rallies for HSCT to come to Australia and is stunned by community support in his own efforts to get MS treatment

Nektaria and Nick Dimos are your ordinary young Greek Australian couple. When they answer the door of their lovely Oakleigh home, they have a big smile and look like they’re …

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Dora Moses named Women’s Small Business Champion at Northern Multicultural Small Business Awards – but everyone walks away a winner

There were two Greek finalists at the Northern Multicultural Small Business Awards: Dewdrops Early Learning Centre and Westgarth Pharmacy. Truth be told, Neos Kosmos was there in the hope that they …

Dialogue

28 October anniversary in the Antipodes: Is it upside down or the right way up?

When I moved to Greece from Australia, I remember feeling very lucky that I could finally embrace my culture at ‘home’. But the celebration of Greekness in the homeland soon …

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Senator Sinodinos talks about his identity with the Greeks of Melbourne

Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) President Bill Papastergiadis said that “quite often careers appear to take precedence over all other different parts of a person’s life. But it’s those other …

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Voting rights for Greeks abroad but with bureaucratic provisions in a bill that creates different classes of citizens

When Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis last met with Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) President Bill Papastergiadis to discuss the postal vote for the a few months ago, he seemed …

Life

Delphi Bank’s 26th Greek Film Festival is (almost) over, and Melbourne co-organiser remembers blasts from the past

For Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival (GFF) co-chairman Leonidas Vlahakis, this year’s GFF was one of the best in his 19-year tenure as an organiser of the event – …

Life

Betty Athanasaki and her Australian campaign to ensure The Smile of the Child burns bright

For the last 10 years, Betty Athanasaki has spearheaded a campaign in Australia to support children of Greece by raising money for the Smile of the Child (Hamogelo tou Paidiou), …

Dialogue

Misogyny is a Greek word too: Greece performs badly in the Gender Equality Index 2019

Sexism and misogyny are rooted in ancient Athens where women were once viewed as possessions of men and did not enjoy citizenship rights because of their gender. Despite being the …

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Coburg West Primary School plays ‘numbers game’ in decision to cut Greek language lessons

It was last September when Coburg West Primary School (CWPS) principal Mark Colagrande assured the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) that the Greek language program would indeed be part of …

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Gambling Harm Awareness Week casts focus on an ‘invisible illness’ normalised by Greek culture

Gambling is a part of social life in Greek culture. Men traditionally play tavli at the kafenion, women enjoy playing card games and even children join in from an early …