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Two confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in NSW

In an announcement earlier today NSW Health confirmed that two returned travellers from southern Africa have tested positive for the new ‘Omicron’ COVID-19 variant in Sydney. While these are the …

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Greece’s travel restrictions extended until 4 December

Greece’s authorities have extended the pre-existing restrictions into the country for the majority of travellers outside of the European Union and the Schengen Area as fears pertaining to the appearance …

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Asylum seekers on Lesvos have to stay in tents in winter

Asylum seekers on the islands of Lesvos and Chios cannot move as planned into planned new refugee camps by winter. About 2,550 people will continue to live there in tents …

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Australian states enforce new quarantine rules amidst fears of Omicron variant spread

As of Saturday, Australian states and territories are reimposing international border rules in response to the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. The new variant, which was first detected in nine …

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Thousands march on another weekend of COVID protests against vaccine mandates

Thousands of ‘freedom’ protesters, including some controversial politicians, descended on cities across Australia on Saturday to rally against vaccine mandates. There were many Greek-Australians among them, some carrying Greek flags. …

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Remembering John Carras: Life lessons from a Greek in Australia

What can you say about Kυριο Γιάννη Καραθαναση? If you’re from Brisbane or the Gold Coast you’ve probably seen John, get up close and personal to some premier personalities, from …

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Australia and Greece among several countries to restrict entry from southern African countries over new Covid-19 strain

Australia and Greece will follow countries around the world who are scrambling to restrict entry from southern Africa in the wake of the new coronavirus variant which has been labelled …

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Greek voices in NSW local elections

On 4 December, 124 councils across NSW will be holding elections. Dozens of Greek Australians are among the 3,800 candidates vying for seats, eager to serve their communities while also …

Greek medical pioneers of last 200 years remembered in special study

The results of a study looking at the contribution of Greek pioneers in the fields of medicine and biomedical research in the 200 years since the independence is to be …

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Monk succumbs to COVID-19, with at least 60 deaths of Greek Australians recorded in the latest outbreak

Father Savvas Bolonis, a monk at St Paraskevi Church in St Albans, passed away after catching COVID-19. Born in Thessaloniki, Father Savvas came to Australia in the 60s. The 83-year-old …

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