Nikos Fotakis

News

A call for grass-roots activism to raise awareness for the reunification of the Parthenon marbles

For most of the Greek people visiting the British Museum, the first moment they step into the Greek antiquity gallery and face the Parthenon Sculptures for the first time, is …

Features

What multicultural gay communities can teach mainstream Australia

Few things can be more overwhelming than Dr Dino Hodge’s CV, summing up a trajectory that includes a professional career in audiology, a PhD in Historical and Philosophical Studies, a …

Dialogue

Looking for hope

For all the talk about a ‘brain-drain’ that has deprived Greece from a much valuable human capital, minimising the country’s resources, which would lead to growth and prosperity, there is …

Life

Seeing the world through a bat’s eyes

If you visit the Force of Nature exhibition, opening today at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, you can’t miss Laki Sideris’ work. Titled Sonar Sight, it is a gigantic photo …

News

Why Angela Vithoulkas is going for Malcolm Turnbull’s seat

When a Prime Minister evacuates his seat, the ensuing byelection process, naturally gets a sense of symbolism. This is not lost on Angela Vithoulkas. The independent City of Sydney Councillor …

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Businesses and government bodies should be prepared to handle cyber security breaches

When you are discussing cyber security breaches with Senior cyber policy expert Peter Coroneos, the conversation will inevitably come to the current My Health Record debate. “People are opting out, …

Life

Australia’s best up-and-coming drummer is Greek

Athanasios Lichoudaris was 15 years old when he first sat on the drum kit, replacing the drummer of his heavy metal band. “I was actually the singer,” he remembers, “and …

Dialogue

Greek and Australian politics, strangely aligned

Last week, it was Greece’s Odyssey, equalled by Australia’s Iliad. As the Greek PM Alexis Tsipras celebrated his country’s end of a homeric journey out of the crisis, 15,000 km …

Life

A character study on the dark side of the lucky country

Last time Jason Raftopoulos spoke to Neos Kosmos, he was ready to bring his film West of Sunshine to the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, after already having it screened in …

News

Labor to benefit from the Liberal Party leadership crisis

To say that this has been a heated week in Australian politics would be an understatement. So far, the Liberal Party leadership crisis has seen Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s tenure …