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Greece: Was it suicide or murder?

Pundits from the left, from the right and from the centre cannot stop reporting about Greece’s misery. And rightly so because the vast majority of her people live in deep …

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Cyprus caught in a geopolitical quandary: problems and opportunities

I noted with interest the speech of the Cyprus Ambassador to Greece at The Athens of World Hellenic Interparliamentary Association which contained a message of optimism and a message of …

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How to stop the free fall and get young people back to Church

I read Jeana Vithoulkas’s opinion piece recently and was not surprised to find many valid points. Shared experiences too. But I’d like to raise the stakes. Up the ante. Instead …

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Language of love: a quarter of Australians are in an inter-ethnic relationship

Australians have become much more diverse over the last few decades. In 2018, 29 per cent of Australians were born overseas, the most it has ever been since the late …

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ECCV Chairperson Kris Pavlidis responds to Immigration Museum name change

Dear Neos Kosmos reader, The Immigration Museum has become an iconic Victorian institution, recognised internationally for preserving our shared immigrant heritage, valuing our rich and vibrant multicultural society and honouring …

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From Immigration Museum to that of Shared Inanity

Some months ago, I heard something that shocked me. An elderly lady was recounting her early, difficult years in Australia, when, as a new migrant, she worked double shifts to …

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Chronicling the diaspora’s stories: a tribute to Helen Nickas and Owl Publishing

A few months ago, my dear friend and colleague Helen Nickas quietly informed me that she was officially wrapping up her publishing house, Owl Publishing. Although I knew that she …

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Letter: Protest against Albanian vandalism

The Panepirotic Federation of Australia condemns the recent dynamiting of the monument erected in the Greek minority village of Krania to honour Thymios Liolis, an ethnic Greek who fought in …

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Letter: When were Greeks cool?

As I read the headline – ‘Why aren’t Greeks cool anymore?’ – I tried hard to think when during my lifetime were we of Greek origin ever considered cool. Well, …

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Migrants who adapt to Australian culture say they’re happier than those who don’t

In a multicultural country like Australia, it’s easy for migrants to keep their heritage culture alive. But our recent research that surveyed more than 300 migrants found those who adapt …