Opinion

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Panhellenion: saying ‘meh’ to SAE, tasked with bringing Greeks from around the world together

In 131AD, while on tour in Greece, Philhellenic Roman emperor Hadrian, who like all emperors since Augustus revered classical Greek culture and appropriated it in order to legitimise and provide …

Dialogue

Some Aged Care homes and the Federal Government must share the blame for coronavirus crisis

Victorian communities have seen their elderly suffer immensely with a large number of deaths. But before we lay the entire blame for these failures at the feet of the Andrews …

Dialogue

Whitewash on the box: how a lack of diversity on Australian television damages us all

Australia prides itself on being a successful multicultural society. Yet Australian television does not reflect the make-up of the wider community. This in turn means many stories of multicultural Australians …

Aged Care debacle: Saving lives and livelihoods – not profits

The drama and tragedy of the coronavirus victims – deaths, inflictions, agony and terror – swiping millions of people, even in our own Melbourne, could have been avoided or at …

Dialogue

Turkey-Greece conflict in eastern Mediterranean is less about gas than vacuum left by Trump

The worsening stand-off in the eastern Mediterranean, frequently described as a gas conflict, has been gaining momentum. Yet it is a strange time to be fighting over gas when prices …

Dialogue

Community and catastrophe: Jenny Mikakos on Pontians, Parliament and principles

In 2006, Victorian Member of Parliament and then parliamentary secretary for justice Jenny Mikakos did an inordinately brave thing. She stood on the floor of the Upper House and spoke …

News

Greek sale of 101 armoured troop carriers to Egypt which it had received from Germany

Germany’s leading business daily, Handelsblatt, reports that Greece has sold 101 Soviet-made BMP-1 armoured infantry combat vehicles to Egypt, which the paper says Berlin is finding hard to explain. In …

Life

The Greek Australian perspective into coronavirus – the great leveller

Last Saturday, being 15 August (Της Παναγίας), I performed what has become for many of us, a modern day ritual. I scrolled through by phone contacts and rang family and …

Dialogue

Greek Campaign Veteran’s passing honoured in Victorian Parliament

Last week saw the commemoration of the end of the Second World War. Last week was also the occasion for Lee Tarlamis MP to speak in the Victorian Parliament to …

Features

‘I will never come to Australia again’: new research reveals the suffering of temporary migrants during the COVID-19 crisis

In the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown in March, many temporary visa holders working in heavily casualised industries, such as hospitality and retail, lost their jobs and struggled to …