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Multilingual Australia is missing out on vital COVID-19 information

Victoria’s chief health officer has admitted the government did not properly engage with linguistically diverse communities about COVID-19 in the run-up to Melbourne’s recent spike in cases. Professor Brett Sutton …

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Open letter on Greek Genocide

Dear Madam President and Mr Prime Minister, I am writing to express my frustration with Greece’s stance on the Greek Genocide. Over the last 12 months, the current Prime Minister …

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Tongues of Greek Australia: An Anglicised Hellenic language

The photograph of the composite sign accompanying this text was taken by my own insufficiency while driving around the streets of Melbourne. It represents, better than any words ever could, …

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Why we need a double tax agreement between Greece and Australia

Dear Editor, I read with considerable interest the article by Christos Iliopoulos in Neos Kosmos’ Saturday edition of 27 June 2020. During the past fortnight I have had several enquiries …

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Bert Birtles, his love of Greece and ‘Exiles in the Aegean’

It is fair to say that Melbourne poet, journalist and social activist Bert Birtles harboured an enduring fascination for Greece. He named the poetry journal that he founded in 1935 …

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Diaspora voting rights to reinvigorate democracy

In July 2019 I met with Prime Minister Mitsotakis and discussed the issue of postal vote from Diaspora. The Prime Minister assured me that he would achieve an outcome for …

Archdiocese of Australia responds to criticism over $6.5 million purchase

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia (‘Archdiocese’) makes the following comments in relation to the purchase of a property by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Consolidated Trust (‘Consolidated Trust’) …

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The link between branch stacking and the “people’s will”

The Victorian Labor is in the throngs of a crisis by the allegations of massive branch stacking following revelations by The Age and 60 Minutes. Three state Labor ministers have …

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Global protests stir memories of the wronged Greeks of Constantinople

The torch has been lit for ‘black lives’. The world is in protest and people around the world have taken to the streets as indigenous populations have amped the quest …

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‘My life in Richmond’, living near an injecting room

For 21 years I have lived in a suburb which is colloquially referred to as having the “David Jones of drugs” and in a street within the non-affectionately known “golden …