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Jenny Mikakos has completed a year as Victorian minister for health and 20 years as a politician on the Australian stage

This is a landmark year for Jenny Mikakos, who turned 50 in January. She has the distinction of being the first Greek Australian woman to be elected to a parliament …

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China’s relationships with Greece and Italy are deepening – EU is reaping exactly what it sowed

The eurozone has emerged from its debt crisis of 2010-18 intact, but at a very high cost to the periphery. Greece’s exit from its third bailout in August 2018, the …

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Diving the Mentor: revealing the secrets of Elgin’s ship with the support of the Greek Australian community

It was as a teenager that Dimitris Kourkoumelis was first drawn to archaeology, during a school trip to Epiros and the ancient sanctuary of Zeus at Dodona. Spellbound by the …

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Road to Remembrance: Private Basil Passa of Kontopouli, the ANZAC of Lemnos

Egypt was long a place of emigration for Hellenes seeking a new life. Throughout the early twentieth century – and even before that – they came from Kavala and other …

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New play ‘The Audition’ explores what it’s like to eternally be the ‘other’

Over the course of her time at Outer Urban Projects within her capacity as Artistic Director and Producer, Irine Vela has worked with a number of refugee communities and asylum …

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How Greece became the word for luxury travel

Imagine a private dinner on an islet in Caldera Bay facing Santorini on the porch of a luxury hideaway accompanied by the sounds of a live jazz band. Or staying in a minimal …

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Road to Remembrance: Vale Bill Rudd – WWII veteran, hero and survivor

Many Australians – and many in the Australian Hellenic community – were saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Rudd OAM. Bill was just short of his 102nd birthday …

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Athenian democracy teaches us sobering lessons about war and peace

For Australians in France 11 November is a sombre day. I am not alone in having a great grandfather who survived Gallipoli only to be gravely wounded in France. The …

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Why Greek Australians are up to three times more likely to be misdiagnosed with dementia

When Matthew Staios first entered the field of neuropsychology, he was told that the cognitive tests available for the diagnosis of dementia were gold standard. And they are, if you …

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‘Xenitia’, longing and memories: The Greek migrant experience in Australia nine years on

Nine years have passed since the day Eleni Nikoloudi and her husband Panagiotis, along with their two children, decided to leave their homeland, a small town in Serres seeking a …