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Australia’s abandoned visa holders kicked, spat on and feel like ‘garbage’ and ‘dirt’

In early April, Prime Minister Scott Morrison sent a clear message to temporary visa holders that if they were no longer financially solvent to ride out the pandemic, they were …

Dialogue

Premier Daniel Andrews and technology used for Victorians

Has Daniel Andrews and his government relied far too much on technology to make decisions on the health and well being of Victorians? Over the past few months,Victorians have been …

Dialogue

Former Byzantine churches are being converted to mosques – this threatens Istanbul’s cosmopolitan identity

Two former Byzantine churches of Istanbul, the famed Hagia Sophia and the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora, which served as museums for decades, have been converted to mosques …

Victoria-based refugee group offers support for Moria camp refugees

The Refugee Action Collective Victoria (RAC Vic),a grassroots organisation of refugee rights activists based in Victoria has issued a statement in support of the refugees affected by the fire that …

Life

Empty pews: Greek priest and chanters bring TV church service to life

The blankness on Father Andreas Papadimitropoulos’s face as he said these words to the television camera in Greek, last Sunday, was palpable. He was so sad. He had not seen …

Dialogue

The remoteness of being Greek Australian

«Σήκου γιόκα μ’ κι βάλ’ του στου ιννιά. Aρχίζ’ου Ντέμπρας,» my grandfather would say, patting me on the head. You knew you were lowest in the family pecking order when …

Features

Opinion: Policies should better support people trapped in long-term refugee situations

People that are forced to live away from their homes for five years or more – such as refugees or internally displaced persons (IDPs) – are said to live in …

Dialogue

In memory of George Bizos, a message by the Hellenic Federation of South Africa

Our Hellenic community, and indeed South Africa lost a formidable figure with the passing of George Bizos, or as he was fondly called by the people, “Uncle George”. George Bizos …

Features

Opinion: How Greek heritage has shaped second and third generation upbringing

Australia is home to close to 400,000 Greeks who contribute in one way or another to keep their heritage alive through celebrations, arts, cuisine, language and education. For years Greek …

Dialogue

Alternative history: Redeeming Smyrna

“She thought: sometime soon she’s going to remember what happened and realise that she’s lost everyone. And then what? Her mind moved over different possibilities… moving laboriously westwards in the …