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Oakleigh Greek traders optimistic as more shops reopen

Greek traders in Oakleigh’s famous Greek precinct, Eaton Mall, and surrounding streets, where optimistic last Thursday, that trading would improve as more shops reopened and winter passed. One veteran Melbourne …

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Stephen Minas and his move from Victorian politics to the United Nations

Stephen Minas, now 36 years old, has made high achievement seem an effortless task. Mr Minas worked in his mid-twenties as an adviser to the former Premier of Victoria, Ted …

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Isolation with parents becomes an opportunity to record family’s story

Dora Houpis moved in with her parents on 25 March to be with them when the Covid-19 restrictions enforcing home isolation and social distancing came into effect. The previous week …

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10 things to do: Keep calm and think Greek

Feeling like Hollywood actor Charlton Heston, in the 1971 post-apocalyptic film, The Omega Man (remade in 2007 as I am Legend, starring Will Smith)? Can’t go out at night? Discovering that …

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Charged with keeping Victoria Police image in focus in all situations

It may be something to do with her Spartan heritage but there is something of the warrior in Anthoula Moutis. Not that she is a forbidding person, far from it. …

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Technology helps but priests feel pain of separation from their flock

As one priest  told Neos Kosmos on Monday,  the Church has faced wars, invasions plagues and famines but the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a response that is …

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Peter Triantos: “Dad, I made it!”

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world seems to have frozen in time. Nothing seems to interest us unless it contains the word “coronavirus”. So I was very …

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Free Covid-19 services for the aged

With the coronavirus disease making its way throughout Australia, infecting more and more people and putting the lives of entire cities at risk, Federal and State Governments have been forced …

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Lemnos comes to the aid of Australians … again

The name of Lemnos has again been emblazoned on the front pages of Australia’s major newspapers recently. This week saw the town of Lemnos, outside the north-eastern Victorian city of …

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Hydra: “The Rock of Liberty” tells its story

No narrative of the Greek War of Independence is complete without a central place given to Hydra. This tiny island, basically a granite megalith rising sheerly out of the Saronic …