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Australia among Greeks’ popular destinations in 2018

More and more Greeks have been traveling abroad, according to data provided by the National Bank of Greece. During the last 13 years, flights and cruises outside Greece have seen …

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Australian leaders send Easter messages to Greek people

Both Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and main opposition Labor party leader Bill Shorten have sent Easter messages to Christians for 2019. A great feast for Greek Orthodox Christians, leaders …

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Senior Counsel George Georgiou appointed Victorian County Court judge

One of Melbourne’s most acclaimed barristers and dedicated defender of human rights, Cypriot Australian George Georgiou SC has been appointed as judge of the Country Court of Victoria, the state …

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Der Spiegel: Greece may confiscate German property if Berlin does not pay war reparations

Earlier this week, Greek Parliament – after 12-hour discussions – voted in favour of seeking war reparations from Germany for suffering it caused during World War 2. Prime Minister Alexis …

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Political factors to determine Victorian seats in Federal elections

Unlike the 2018 Victorian state election which was a silent but deadly enormous swing against the Liberals that almost no one really saw coming, this time around they will prepare …

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Women not charged for lewd sex acts outside Greek restaurant in Brisbane

A group of three women aged in their 20s enjoyed a boozy Sunday lunch at the up-market Greek Hellenika restaurant at Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The trio stumbled out of the …

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War veterans: Korean veteran Konstantinos Kontossis, a reluctant hero of a ‘Forgotten War’

There’s a Greek saying that goes Θα γίνει της Κορέας that roughly translates to “All hell will break loose”. The expression gained popularity in the ’50s upon the return of …

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Australian citizens applying for partner visas also under scrutiny as of 17 April

Currently, part of the criteria for Partner visa permanent residence requires the visa applicant to be sponsored by an Australian permanent resident, Australian citizen or eligible New Zealand citizen. Together, …

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Twelve Evzones will march with Australian soldiers on Anzac Day!

The much-anticipated arrival of 12 Evzones, elite soldiers of the Hellenic Presidential Guard, is upon us. The elite infantrymen will arrive in Australia on Tuesday (23 April), accompanied by their …

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FECCA releases election platform, calls for respectful campaign

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) today released its 2019 Federal Election Platform titled Governing for culturally diverse Australia, and has called on the major parties to …