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This Greek Australian father is trying to combat isolation among autistic adults

Steve Drakoulis’ son George was diagnosed with autism at two-and-a-half. At that stage, the father of two knew next to nothing about autism. “All you know is that it’s supposed …

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Minos Kalokairinos: the man who discovered Knossos

Knossos is the site of the most important and better known palace of Minoan civilisation. It is located in a prominent position on Kefala Hill, 6 km. southeast of Herakleion, …

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Nick Kozakis: the Greek Aussie director behind the clip for record breaking song ‘Dance Monkey’

When Nick Kozakis was approached to create the video clip for Dance Monkey by independent Aussie talent Tones and I, he could never have anticipated the song’s projected popularity. Since …

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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 …