Dialogue

Dialogue

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 …

News

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 …

Dialogue

Why you must complete an Advanced Health Care Directive now

COVID-19 has beaten the world into submission with some countries and states faring worse than others. A particularly tough disease, authorities are quick to quarantine and even quicker to act …

Dialogue

80 per cent of international students are still in Australia – how we treat them will have consequences

COVID-19 has not stopped international education. As of August 24, 524,000 international students were living among us in Australian cities and communities. They represent 78 per cent of all student …

News

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 …

Dialogue

Job-ready graduates changes loom as last straw for emerging researchers

With the federal government making concessions on the Job-ready Graduates Package, we are closer to it becoming law. It’s meant to take effect in 2021. We prepared a submission on …

Dialogue

Open letter to Americans about Turkey’s bullying of Greece and Cyprus

Dear Americans, Turkey has a large population and a large economy. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning the future very carefully, boosting the defence industry, and preparing to celebrate the 100th …

Dialogue

Religious concerns over vaccine production methods needn’t be an obstacle to immunisation

We tend to assume disseminating public health messages is solely the role of public servants such as Victorian chief medical officer Brett Sutton and his former federal counterpart Brendan Murphy, …

Dialogue

Parliament an instrument that ensures the ultimate safety of citizens

Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews wants parliament to agree on a 12-month extension of the state’s emergency powers. This is unlikely to pass the Legislative Council. These powers have made the …

Life

Aristotle and the chatbot: how ancient rules of logic could make artificial intelligence more human

Many attempts to develop artificial intelligence are powered by powerful systems of mathematical logic. They tend to produce results that make logical sense to a computer program — but the …