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Yiota Nega to headline upcoming Greek Festivals in Melbourne and Sydney

While the official announcement is still pending, Neos Kosmos can reveal that Yiota Nega is the artist who will headline Melbourne’s Lonsdale Street Greek Festival and Sydney’s Greek Festival coming …

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Greek shipping pride and maritime tradition, and how shipping noted an 800 per cent boost during debt crisis

Long-known as the most extroverted of Greece’s industries, shipping has managed to weather the Greek economic crisis, charting a continued path to success, growing in size, while also paying 800 …

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Dar Yasin, Kashmir-based photographer wins Athens Photo World award

Associated Press photographer Dar Yasin is the recipient of the Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award. Athens Photo World organisers chose the winner for his coverage of the Kashmir conflict, and …

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Conscription for the diaspora: Changes to the mandatory military service laws for Greek citizens living abroad

One of the main concerns for men that have migrated from Greece to Australia in recent years or boys reaching adulthood is Greece’s laws on mandatory military service. Conscription is …

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Former Sudanese refugee is one of top caregivers in Greek Australian community

It is no small feat that a former refugee from Africa has earned the trust of the aged under his care, their families and recognition at a state and national …

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The Lemnian Community of Victoria celebrates 80 years

The Lemnian Brotherhood of Victoria, as it was originally known, was formed back in 1939 by Dimitrios Katakouzinos Blablanis, who was born in Rossopouli, Lemnos in 1886. As a young …

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Migrant strawberry pickers face deadly risks living in flammable shacks

Each growing season, from October to May, as many as 12,000 undocumented Bangladeshi migrant men work in the agrarian labour market in Greece. Although they consider Greece a transit stop …

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Australian woman writes to Queen Elizabeth for return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

An Australian woman who wrote to Queen Elizabeth requesting her to help return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece has received a reply from Buckingham Palace. In the letter, obtained by …

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Have your say at the Immigration Museum’s community forums

Over the next few weeks the Immigration Museum, under the auspices of Museums Victoria, will be hosting a number of community forums in Melbourne. The museum stated that the forums …

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National Carers Week casts the spotlight on the unpaid workers of love and sacrifice

Mary, a fifty year old IT professional, works in the CBD. Most days she rushes out the door at 4.30pm to make it to the train station by 4.40pm. She …