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43 years teaching at Lalor North Primary School’s bilingual program

It is mid-January and I am beginning to mentally prepare myself for another year of daily challenges, laughter, surprises and tears from the little people that will enter my classroom. …

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The best woman for the role of first Greek Female President

What’s with all these lawyers, it should have been Aliki for President I blame the woes of post-Junta Greece on the fact that Greek diva and actress Aliki Vougiouklaki, the …

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Diatribe: Theo-Fanya and moments of Epiphany at Port Melbourne

In ways inexplicable, my attendance at the annual Theophania Festival at Port Melbourne determines the outcome of the rest of the year. I can attend the same ceremony in Frankston, …

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Will Morrison burn for us?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week announced a “far-reaching” inquiry into the catastrophic fires burning across Australia. It will be “wide ranging, and include climate change”. He also denied that …

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Farewell, Vasso Kalamaras: a pioneer of Greek-Australian literature

Vasso Kalamaras, the Greek and Western-Australian pioneering writer of poetry, prose and plays, is no longer with us. She died suddenly on 3 January, as Vivienne Morris, a dear friend …

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Greek Australians living abroad feel the agony of the fires

As Australians try to deal with the current bushfire crisis, expats are suffering from spectator trauma with repeated checks to emergency services websites and anxious phone calls to family and …

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Ah, those innocent days of vegemite, tampons and Windex!

Windex In My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Windex was ‘the wonder drug’ which dad Michael Constantine used to cure everything from “psoriasis to poison ivy”. The Facebook site, Early Greek …

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Trump-Mitsotakis engage in US-Greece strategic dialogue in interesting times

After the US execution of Iranian terror mastermind Qassem Soleimani, the combustible regional dynamic across the eastern Mediterranean Sea, where southern Europe, the Middle East, Eurasia and northern Africa intersect, …

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Ekpyrosis, a Stoic belief in the periodic destruction of the cosmos

Ekpyrosis (ἐκπύρωσις), the ancient Greek term for conflagration, describes a Stoic belief in the periodic destruction of the cosmos by a great conflagration every Great Year – according to Plato, …

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Open letter: Archbishop Makarios calls for action to help in bushfire appeal

My dear friends, With great sadness and heartache, we find ourselves in the midst of a fire crisis, which has unfolded in front of our eyes in recent days, here …