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Hidden women of history: Kyniska, the first female Olympian

Kyniska (or Cyniska), a Spartan princess, was the daughter of King Archidamus II and sister to King Agesilaus. She owned a sizable estate where she bred, raised and trained horses, …

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Valuable lessons for our recovery from the Baillieu government

A decade is a long time in politics. Ten years ago this month, the Coalition led by Ted Baillieu took office in Victoria, after winning an election on a platform …

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Why Andrews govt’s economic management practices shouldn’t be compared to Labor predecessors

In 1994 while shadow finance spokesman, I wrote a paper titled “Economic and Financial Management of Victoria under Labor”. It was an attempt to look honestly at what happened under …

The end of Golden Dawn: has Greece shown us how to deal with neo-Nazis?

When a wave of right-wing extremism hit Greece in 2012, few would have predicted that Golden Dawn, one of the groups involved, would grow to become the third largest party …

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Neos Kosmos director Chris Gogos signs off 2020 with an inspiring speech

In a flash event that took place at The Rose in Port Melbourne, Neos Kosmos celebrated an early Christmas with its staff, contributors, selected guests and stakeholders. Among the esteemed …

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Theo Theophanous: ‘If Albanese wants to survive he has to shift on energy’

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese appears to be on an electoral winner by adopting the 2050 net-zero emissions target. Scott Morrison has stated he will make no such pledge to …

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How Greek musicians weathered an economic crisis could help UK performers handle COVID fall-out

On the evening of Sunday 13 December, the president of the Greek Musicians’ Union stood in front of an empty auditorium at the Athens Music Hall, as thousands watched at …

Opinion: How has Greek immigration enriched Australian society?

The first known Greeks to step foot on Australian soil were seven sailors convicted of piracy by a British naval court in 1829. Some more arrived later around 1850 during the …

Young, broke and yuletide: The first Christmas in Athens

Christmas 1992, my first official Christmas as a permanent resident of Greece. I had arrived in the summer of that year, wide-eyed and daisy fresh, with a passion for Greece …

Black Christmas among the olive groves

One month before my sixteenth Christmas, my uncle in Athens telephoned my maternal grandmother to tell her that he would be over for lunch, as soon as he finished work. …

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