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Optus hangs up on football fans but SBS sees an opening

Football fans have taken to social to slam Optus Sport’s problems with transmitting the World Cup. For the last three nights, Optus’ live video stream of the World Cup matches …

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FYROM name deal: Mixed reactions from Greek diaspora stakeholders

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ announcement that a deal had been reached in a telephone conversation between Greece and FYROM regarding the ongoing name dispute has caused turmoil in both …

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Australian media and academia riding the #MeToo movement

It’s been eight months since the Harvey Weinstein scandal took Hollywood by storm, creating a chain reaction to the film industry as a whole. Australia could not remain unaffected and …

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Gargasoulas believes he is ‘the second coming of Christ’, psychiatrist reveals

James Dimitrious Gargasoulas accused of killing six people in a rampage in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall on 20 January 2017, is said to be mentally unfit to stand trial. In …

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A dream comes true: Greek Australians purchase equipment for Greek hospital

The members of the Australian Hellenic Medical Charity Inc. (AHMCI), which was conceptualised and registered 18 months ago with a sole purpose of raising funds to support hospitals in Greece, …

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Seventeen Greek Australians awarded Queen’s Birthday Honours

A number of Greek Australians were honoured in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Australia. Presented on 11 June by the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, the 17 honourees represent a wide variety of professions, …

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La Trobe condemns Modern Greek Studies program to a slow death

La Trobe University has a mission. In its vision statement it proclaims: “Advancing knowledge and learning to shape the future of our students and communities”. It sounds commendable, but as …

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‘We are the first who said that we’ll remove the level crossings and we did it’

“I’m not a champion of level crossings” Steve Dimopoulos says, when we start talking, but anyone following the Labor MP on Facebook may have a different view. For the past …

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New board for the Lemnian Community of Victoria

The Lemnian Community of Victoria elected a new committee on Sunday, at the organisation’s General Meeting. Two days later the new committee – consisting of eleven members: Penny Angelidis, Jim …

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Mikakos urges Hellenes to support Corbyn for return of Parthenon Marbles

Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos MP is urging Greeks throughout the diaspora,particularly those living in Britain, to throw their support behind British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s push for the …