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Gargasoulas receives life sentence for Bourke Street rampage

Melbourne’s Bourke Street killer James Gargasoulas, 29, has received a life sentence for committing one of Australia’s “worst examples of mass murder”. Gargasoulas sat emotionless as he heard his sentence …

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Mother “appalled” that son’s killer only gets five and a half years jail

Heroin dealer Zoe Giannioudis, 31, fatally stabbed one of her customers, Simon Cartwright, 38, in the chest in broad daylight after an ongoing feud. The two had a history of …

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Greek Australian Con Samaras fronts court accused of killing US woman he met online

American woman Tamara Ann Turner, 49, died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen after she had been abandoned at the Mildura Base Hospital in June 2016. Her 50-year-old …

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Language used by Senator O’Sullivan normalises racism

Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) today expressed disappointment at the language used by Nationals Senator Barry O’Sullivan during a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra. During the hearing, …

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Australia’s immigration levels hit record highs for 2018

Australia’s population growth pace of 1.6 per cent is the highest in the developed world, and is double that of the United States and United Kingdom. The Australian Bureau of …

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Ode to the Greek language in Australian Parliament [VIDEO]

“The Greek language is the Queen of all languages.” These are the words that federal MP Steve Georganas used during his speech on the importance of the Greek language last …

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Cr Mary Lalios: ‘Our recycling industry is in a volatile position’

The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) is calling for consideration to be given to greater State Government oversight of the recycling industry amid today’s notice by the Environment Protection Authority …

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How Greek parliamantarians react to the Medivac legislation

For political observers, Tuesday was a turning point for Australia. The vote for the Medical Evacuation Bill, which allows for asylum seekers in detention to be transferred to Australia to …

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Berbatis family donates $500,000 to THI

Western Australian property investor and philanthropist, Con Berbatis added another cornerstone to his relationship with The Hellenic Initiative Australia with a $500,000 donation which makes him one of the organisation’s largest …

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Greek-Cypriot doctor on trial for saving his own daughter

Greek-Cypriot Dr Jack Kerry (Kyriacou), a doctor who gave CPR to his daughter in his clinic two years ago following a heroin overdose, is on trial for treating his daughter and …