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Melbourne’s Lonsdale Street reopened after bomb squad lock down

A main street in Melbourne’s CBD was shut down as the bomb squad conducted a police operation. Police were called to Lonsdale St just before 2pm. Costas Markou, secretary of …

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Greek Australian posts viral video of staff members throwing boxes down supermarket aisles

Woolworths staff at a Brisbane store were captured throwing boxes of food down supermarket aisles. Greek Australian customer Michael Langanis was shopping in the frozen section of the Banyo store …

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Exclusive interview with Arthur Sinodinos: Noble calling for a noble man

NSW Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO is leaving the Senate to take on Australia’s most significant overseas post, Ambassador to the United States. The fact that a son of Greek immigrants, …

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Pontians praise SA’s Koutsantonis for support of Syrian Kurds

Former South Australia Treasurer, Anastassios “Tom” Koutsantonis was praised for his speech in the South Australian parliament in which he highlighted the plight of the Kurdish people in the wake …

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Victorian Hellenic Police Association honours St Artemios, protector saint of law enforcement

Being a police officer is not an easy task, and sometimes it takes special strength and divine intervention to survive. For the past 20 years, the Victoria Police and Australian …

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Greek Australian learns the hard way that he needs approval to build an oversized structure in his back yard

A Greek Australian is learning the hard way that the Greek common practice of building an unlicensed structure and having it approved retroactively does not work in Australia. Sydney man …

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Melburnian Greek spearheaded initiative leading to Queen Elizabeth’s statement on Parthenon Marbles

A few days ago, Athens-based newspaper Ta Nea circulated the first widely known documented reaction by Queen Elizabeth on the appeal for the Parthenon Marbles reunification, in response to a …

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No GLENDI in South Australia this year after board decides to postpone Greek festival to 2020

After 40 years of presence, the GLENDI Greek Festival, the largest Greek festival held in South Australia since 1978, will not be opening its doors this year. “Although the organisation …

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End of an era for Bishop Nikandros; Australia bids farewell after 19 years of service

Bishop Nikandros of Doryleon has been elected by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as the new Metropolitan of Eirinoupolis. The 72-year-old cleric is leaving Australia after 19 years …

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The IMF says Australian economy is worse than Greece, but that’s only on the surface

Greece’s economy has stabilised and is on the road to recovery. But just as things are getting better for Greece, the Australian economy has been exposed in a damning report …