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Rally for Courtney Herron held in Melbourne on the weekend

A rally was held on Saturday in Melbourne to call for an end to violence against women in the wake of the murder of Greek Australian Courtney (Konstandina) Herron in …

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Central Melbourne apartments suffer from tarnished reputations

Landlords and vendors in some of Melbourne’s apartment towers have been forced to reduce rents, whereas properties have also sold at a loss over the last year. The properties have …

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Hellsoc co-hosts ‘Dogs of Democracy’ film screening, uniting Greek youth with older generations

More than 60 guests made their way to the Cyprus Community Club in Stanmore to attend a screening of Mary Zournazi’s documentary, Dogs of Democracy on Wednesday night. Dr Zournazi, …

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Man jailed over Greek Australian artist’s manslaughter

Melbourne man John Spencer White, 63, will serve at least three-and-a-half years in prison for shooting artist John Christianos twice before dumping his body in a wheelie bin and leaving …

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Senior Northern Territory police official Peter Bravos to stand trial on rape charges

Assistant Police Commissioner Peter Bravos, 52,  is facing charges relating to incidents allegedly committed against two victims in 2004 and 2006. On Friday, Prosecutor Nick Papas QC presented a brief …

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Celebrating 43 years of Pontiaki Estia

The Pallaconian Brotherhood’s venue in Brunswick was full to the brim on Saturday, as people of all ages turned out to celebrate 43 years of Pontiaki Estia. Of course no …

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MP Vamvakinou launches Australian Sickle Cell Advocacy

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited form of anaemia, a condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body. Acknowledging the …

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How a poor boy from Ikaria went on to become one of the most successful businessmen in Australia

Born in Ikaria in 1934, 85-year-old Nik Chapley (Tsapaliaris), who migrated to Australia after WW2, is today considered one of the most successful businessmen in Australia, however his life journey …

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A priest’s heartfelt message of support to parents who are reluctant to take their children to church goes viral

When Adelaide-based Greek Orthodox priest, Father Michael Psaromatis, posted a heartfelt message to his parishioners last Friday letting them know that he is fully supportive and perfectly aware of their …

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A good death is a ‘fundamental human right’, says Health Minister Mikakos as Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill goes into effect

Euthanasia comes from the Greek word εὐθανασία – “good death” – and for Greek Australian Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos it is a “fundamental human right”. The definition of a …