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Dialogue

What is thrombocytopenia, the rare blood condition possibly linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine?

The federal government has asked Australia’s medical and vaccine regulators to urgently consider the European Medicines Agency’s finding of a possible link between the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID vaccine and rare blood …

Opinion: The differences across Greek-Australian generations

Generational differences are not exclusive to immigrant communities but as Greek-Australians, there are often cultural nuances that those outside of the community may not entirely understand. With each new generation …

Passive vaping: an impending threat to bystanders

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), also known as vapes, are gaining popularity among youths in many parts of the world, including the US and Europe. These young vapers are often unaware their …

Life

‘At least we get to call ourselves exotic’: Growing up half Greek and half Polish in Australia

Being a second-generation immigrant is a unique experience, different to that of first generations. As a child of Greek and Polish first-generation immigrants I have realised this from a young …

As international travellers return to Melbourne, will it be third time lucky for Victoria’s controversial hotel quarantine system?

International flights into Melbourne are set to resume today. Arrivals will be capped at 800 people in the first week, before increasing to 1,120 from 15 April. This marks the …

Coronavirus vaccine roll-out and the summer of our discontent

A good friend, who I sometimes vehemently disagree with, but whose opinion I always value nonetheless, asked me where I thought the Australian government went wrong on the coronavirus vaccine …

Libs need more than just a leader

You have to feel sorry for the Victorian Liberals. Current leader Michael O’Brien was installed only because John Pesutto, the former member for Hawthorn, unexpectedly lost his seat at the …

Features

Remembering Oakleigh’s Private George Foot and his odyssey of escape across Mani in 1941

Our local community has become a little bit famous in recent years as one of the key homes of Melbourne’s large Hellenic Australian community. For many it has become the …

Features

A new Greek revolution for the Parthenon Sculptures

With the spirit of the Greek Revolution of 1821 in our hearts and minds, Elly Symons, Co-Founder of the Acropolis Research Group and Vice President of the Australian Parthenon Committee, …

World’s first computer was the fusion of finest Greek and Middle Eastern scientific knowledge

The announcement that an expert team had finally figured out how the world’s first (analogue) computer, the Antikythera Mechanism works, drew massive interest from around the globe. Greek physicst Aris …

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