Nikos Fotakis

Life

Australian dollars and Greek sense

There are some people who are filled with energy, enough to power a house. Effie Zahos is one of these people. Her energy bursts out of the phone and sweeps …

News

North Macedonia is here – and yes, it will take a lot of getting used to

Here are five headlines that appeared on Tuesday 12 February: Neos Kosmos: ‘FYROM changes its name on signage – and celebrates’ Proto Thema: ‘FYROM signs taken down from government buildings’ …

Life

Eleonora sings about Greece’s colours at the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

Her singing is cool and warm, deep and airy, youthful but also seasoned, evocative of a wisdom that goes beyond her age. Eleonora Zouganeli is what we call an ‘old …

News

How Greek parliamantarians react to the Medivac legislation

For political observers, Tuesday was a turning point for Australia. The vote for the Medical Evacuation Bill, which allows for asylum seekers in detention to be transferred to Australia to …

Dialogue

Julia Banks’ shining hour – the MP who brought a sitting PM to Oakleigh

For the majority of the Greek Australian community – those of them, at least, who bother to follow politics – Julia Banks will forever be remembered as the MP who …

Life

Keeping kids interested in the Greek language? There’s an app for that

Metropolis is a Greek word, of course. It is used to describe any large, important city in a nation, the one which is a centre of a specified activity. Now …

Features

A new source of drinking water: fruit and vegetables

The bottle is crystal clear, as is its content. The label reflects the current trends in graphic design – clear lines, simple big, bold capital letters, the full hipster aesthetic. …

Life

A play on cultural and sexual identities returns, adding input to an urgent debate on diversity

It’s not every day that the theatre audience has the chance to hear the voice of one of the most acute and poignant writers of our times translated from the …

Features

Is it okay to feel national pride for the achievements of Lanthimos and Tsitsipas?

Lamb gyros, tomato, onion, tzatziki, hot chips – so far, you have the ingredients of your basic Greek souvlaki (let’s leave aside the debate of pork over lamb, for the …

News

Sexual abuse victims get their chance for closure

It’s been more than a year since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse delivered its final report to the Governor-General and all states have modified their …