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Opinion

Military is not the answer: Government has made a blunder calling in the military to Sydney

The violence we saw on Sydney streets last Saturday, was unfortunate and not representative of the majority of people. I disagree with the protest, however people have a right to …

A Greek village holiday to find a nation’s spirit

“If you deconstruct Greece, you will, in the end, see an olive tree, a grapevine, and a boat remain. That is, with as much, you reconstruct her.” Odysseus Elytis, Greek …

Life

If I could go anywhere: Greek cafes and cake shops and the Athenian countryside

In Book Two of the Republic, Plato famously describes the “fevered” city, a town bustling with artists, musicians, actors, butchers, barbers, courtesans, and … confectionery! Plato was clearly talking about …

Dialogue

The Cyprus Issue: Turkey’s Erdogan is no friend of Australia

The UN Security Council has condemned the decision by Turkeyt o reopen a residential section of an abandoned suburb. A presidential statement, approved by all 15 council members at an …

Dialogue

Olympic obscurities: Things you may not know about the revival of the Modern Olympics

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been off the Olympics ever since the 1990 IOC announcement that Atlanta was to host the 1996 Centenary Games. This is not only …

Dialogue

Ancient Greeks would view the “ghostly version” of the Modern Olympics as “absurd”

Because of a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2021 Olympics are unfolding in stadiums absent from the eyes, ears and voices of a …

Dialogue

“Vaccine hesitancy in migrant communities needs urgent action,” says Jenny Mikakos

Watching the current Sydney outbreak unfold I’ve had a strong sense of deja vu with what occurred in Melbourne during its second wave. Both outbreaks have had cases concentrated in …

What is the point of our Olympic team?

The delayed Tokyo Olympics have begun. Many are understandably asking whether it was worth it for Australia to send off an Olympic team. The Australian government spent a mind-boggling $340 …

Gladys Berejiklian extends support to Cypriot community, acknowledges the island’s invasion

On the 47th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian extended her support to the Cypriot community of Australia. She called for justice for Cyprus and …

Democracy and Truth – The ultimate challenges of our age

The ancient Greeks endlessly debated the role of democracy, a developed language, education and the role of practical and theoretical knowledge in the construction of what they referred to as …

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