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A splendid time was had by all at Hellenic RSL Melbourne Christmas bash

On Saturday, 14 December, the Hellenic RSL (Returned and Services League) Melbourne celebrated Christmas with a dance at their club rooms in South Melbourne. The Hellenic RSL Melbourne president Steve …

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Whittlesea Mayor removes controversial post following “death threats”

Whittlesea Mayor Emilia Sterjova deleted a social media post that outraged the Greek community. The original post showed her carrying the sun of Vergina at a function for students of …

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Greek community’s outcry as Whittlesea Mayor holds up Vergina Sun as a symbol of ‘Macedonia’

Whittlesea Mayor Emilia Sterjova outraged the Greek community when she appeared in a Facebook post to congratulate students of the “Macedonian language”. She spoke of the benefits of the “study …

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Krystal Eve Browitt formally named as victim in White Island volcanic eruption

Greek Australian Krystal Eve Browitt, 21, from Craigiburn, is the first victim of the White Island volcanic eruption formally named by New Zealand police. Divers are searching the waters near …

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Overweight tourists hitching a ride on a donkey in Santorini could face thousands of euros in fines

Tourists seen riding donkeys on Santorini who are classed to be too heavy a load for the animal to comfortably carry, could now face fines in the thousands. “In the …

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The results are in: VCE students breathe a sigh of relief as Year 12 comes to an end

Thursday was likely to be the one weekday morning where Victorian VCE students didn’t reach for the snooze button on their morning alarms, awake early to receive their ATAR results …

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Economic future may look rosy but Greeks are struggling now

Georgios Papandreou, the founder of the Greek political dynasty, once said: “the numbers are up but the people still suffer”. It is a quote that would fit quite easily to …

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Greek Orthodox Byzantine chants gain Unesco recognition

This week the Byzantine chant, or psaltic art, as practiced in Greece and Cyprus, has been added to Unesco’s Representitive List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Unesco report …

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New European Economic Bank boss Lagrande impressed with Greek recovery

The recently appointed president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagrande, said that she was impressed by Greece’s growth rates and its fiscal position. Ms Lagrande spoke about Greece’s …

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Lalor North Primary School’s Greek bilingual program helps kids learn better English too

There’s the faint smell of orange peel, spanakopita and sharpened pencils during lunch break at the Greek prep classroom of Lalor North Primary School (LNPS), and a babel of languages …