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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Victoria now has a good road map out of COVID-19 restrictions, and NSW should emulate it

The COVID-19 roadmap for Victoria announced by Premier Daniel Andrews sets the state on the right path. Something like it should be emulated by New South Wales, which has not …

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Oakleigh’s “cafe society” wonderlust of old

Oakleigh’s Eaton Mall seating might be fenced up and tapped off, but the Greek community has more than a 30-year tradition of men meeting at various parts of the suburban …

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Where’s κύριο Τσούση when you need him?

Having reached middle age, I often nostalgically look back over the past 52 years and ruminate over the golden years spent going to Greek School. My primary school years were …

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We’re banned from leaving Australia. Who can get an exemption to go overseas? And how?

Australians are all too aware of the restrictions on interstate travel and on who can currently enter Australia. But people may not realise there is also a ban on overseas …

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I wish to get Greek citizenship through my Greek-born parent

My mother was born in Greece and I would like to know if and how I could obtain the Greek citizenship, which I believe is like a European citizenship, as …

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