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Caught between survival and sacrifice: Armenia’s struggle for peace

Imagine being the leader of a country whose people suffered an unimaginable genocide, then after occupation and domination by the Soviets climbed back to construct an independent democracy in a …

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2024 Federal Budget: Examining key tax measures and their implications

The 2024 Federal Budget introduces a variety of tax measures aimed at stimulating the economy and ensuring fair tax contributions. This article will explore these key measures, highlighting their benefits …

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My mother’s journey: From Greece, to Melbourne, to memory

My mum (Filio Kottakis) was 92. She was from the island of Samos, where she worked and helped as the firstborn to a family of seven, one of whom passed …

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Diatribe: ΗΜΕΡΑ ΤΣ ΜΑΔΑΣ

-Δε θα νάρτου αύριγιου στν’ κκλησιά, the old lady, of northern Greek extraction informed her friend after the Saturday liturgy. – Γιατί καλέ; Αύριο έχει μνημόσυνο, her Peloponnesian friend replied. …

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Diatribe: Greeks behaving badly – Mutiny in Malta

Dean Kalimniou The whole thing, being based on false pretences was doomed from the start. In December 1803, Count Froberg lately of Germany, received authorisation from Britain’s Secretary at War …

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Ancient bonds to modern challenges: A Greek-Jewish perspective on combating hatred in multicultural Australia

As an Australian of Greek and Jewish heritage, I have long been aware of the parallels between Greek and Jewish histories, cultures, and philosophies that reach back into the ancient …

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New property levy on Mornington Peninsula aims to tackle housing crisis

New Property Levy on Mornington Peninsula Aims to Tackle Housing Crisis The Mornington Peninsula Shire, encompassing affluent areas such as Portsea, Sorrento, and Flinders, is setting a bold precedent with …

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Patmos: The intersection of faith, free will, and hope

Twenty-five years ago, I attended a conference on the holy Greek Island of Patmos. That conference was organised by the Greek Orthodox Church and brought together Members of Parliament of …

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Diatribe: Kassiane as a feminist

“I hate silence when it is time to speak.”- Saint Kassiane It is Saint Kassiane’s hymn, chanted during the Matins service of Holy Saturday that penetrates my mind as I …

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Dissent and violence, an epic Hellenic tradition

In the second book of the Iliad, the Greeks gather after Achilles has withdrawn in rage. As they look to an uncertain future, a man named Thersites stands to speak. …

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