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“Tha Sou Po Tin Alitheia”: Authenticity and truthful storytelling

Not long ago, my pappou passed away at the age of 92. He left us as many did during these COVID times – in a hospital bed, away from loved …

Pontian and Cappadocian Greek – The Languages that Struggle to survive post Genocide

The Greek Genocide is one of the most tragic events in world history. Over one million Greeks from Eastern Thrace and Asia Minor were put to the sword by two …

Workplace Diversity: moving from glossy broches to a culture of inclusion

Data released earlier this year by the Australian Public Service confirmed a significant increase in the diversity of its workforce. Even more important, the newly elected Australian parliament that has …

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French parliamentary elections – a new era or messy deals

“The game is still in still in the first half”, I said to a friend on April 24, 2022. “Let’s wait until the end of the second one, on June …

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Diatribe – Magic Manites

“I have some saffron milk-cap mushrooms,” the irrepressible John Rerakis of Philhellene’s fame announced. “Freshly picked. Would you like some?” Within the hour, I presented myself at his place of …

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Erdogan’s rule should not divide the people of Greece and Turkey

We Greeks and Turks are neighbours. We share land and sea. We share history. We have learnt much from each other. We cook and serve the same food. Our mannerisms, …

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Labor will need to play smartly in the middle

The federal election has resulted in the Albanese Labor government achieving a majority in its own right in the House of Representatives where governments are formed. At one level this …

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Diatribe – Jim Claven’s Grecian adventure

When I was young, memories of the Second World War in Greece were still fresh and most of the people I knew had either experienced it, or its aftermath. Their …

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How tertiary educational institutions should heed the lessons of COVID

There is a sense that the world is slowly returning to normal. Sure, we have war in Eastern Europe, inflation, which we have not seen for decades, is back, and …

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Greek representation in media: Where are the pites and yiayiades?

When I was young and watching television, a film, or even the evening news, I always got excited when I saw a Greek last name credited. I would watch the …

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