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Opinion: A parallel universe – Growing up Greek in the 50s and 60s

The offspring of the post-war, mass-migratory wave of the 1950s and 60s grew up in the parallel diasporic space of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne. It was a distinct …

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Most migrants on bridging visas aren’t ‘scammers’, they’re well within their rights

Recent articles in the media have raised concerns about the rapid rise in migrants living and working in Australia on bridging visas, whose numbers have more than doubled in the …

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Greek club mentality that is misogynistic and degrading to local women should be named and shamed

One Greek community experience that has been indelibly etched within my memory took place just a few years ago. A Greek community organisation had recently replaced its committee with members …

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Letter: A Cypriot remembers the other Archbishop Makarios

I remember 1952. I was in Athens, serving my conscription duty, and had leave until 11pm. I went to the kafeneion To Kentron, a meeting place for mainly islanders and …

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Archbishop Makarios offers his ‘whole being’ to the people of Melbourne

Since my election on 9 May as Archbishop and primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, I have been overwhelmed by the great outpouring of love from you, the …

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Greek trip of a lifetime for Melbourne students of Oakleigh Grammar

Students of Oakleigh Grammar experienced a trip that would certainly be remembered and etched in their hearts forever. Twenty five Year 8 and Year 9 students participated in a 3-week …

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Letter: Real estate property developers! Property sellers! Double agents!

Where do I begin? Ten years ago I was happily married – or so I assumed at the time – with one child and another on the way. My then …

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Athens police plan raises fears of abuse in Greece

The Greek government’s new policing plan for central Athens sounds like a return to the bad old days. It includes an operation called “Operation Net” that will see some 130 …

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Immigration Museum backtracks to the future

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” said Shakespeare, but the proposed name change of the Immigration Museum to the Museum of Shared Humanity has become a …

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History matters: Lonsdale Akropolis Club bombing of 1928

At 10pm, on Saturday evening, 1 December 1928, Melbourne was rocked by the sound of two explosions. The Akropolis Club in Lonsdale Street, a premises owned by Samian immigrant Nikolaos …