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The 19-year-old Greek Australian bouzouki player who is a rising star on the music scene

If you were to meet Harrison Giavris, there’s a good chance his bouzouki wouldn’t be too far away. At 19, Giavris is a rising star in the Greek music scene, …

News

Surgeon who treated fire victims in Greece, develops revolutionary lifesaving skin transplant technique

Dr Greenwood, the surgeon who visited Greece last year to treat the Mati fire victims, has managed to save a 33-year-old man using a world-first skin transplant technique that he …

Life

Australian researchers investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus

With Australia increasingly experiencing high temperatures and low rainfall, the country’s wine producers are facing a huge challenge, with more and more pressure being placed on water resources. To help …

News

“You are a disgrace to the French nation,” says Varoufakis to French Border Police

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on Saturday accused the French police of “violent” behaviour following his flight from Athens to Paris. After landing at Charles de Gaulle airport, a …

News

Archbishop Makarios announces his dream for the Greek Orthodox Church in Perth

Archbishop Makarios was greeted by throngs of people at Perth Airport on Thursday. The Byzantine choir of Saint John of Damascus travelled with His Eminence Archbishop Makarios and sang hymns …

News

Australia may have to take feta and halloumi off the shelves

Australia may have to stop selling its own feta, halloumi and other products, such as prosecco, bri, camembert, pecorino, edam, cheddar and parmesan, in a bid to protect EU products’ …

Life

WHAT’S ON Guide: Greek-inspired events across Australia, 12 July onward

VIC ‘THALASSA’ ART EXHIBITION Stella Zicopoulos-Greig’s latest solo exhibition of oil paintings ‘Thalassa’ explores the artist’s cultural identity and lifelong relationship with the sea. As a child of Greek migrants, …

Dialogue

Greek elections: following the bouncing ball

The Sky News’ Outsiders program last week excelled in absurdity in their zealousness to rejoice in the victory of conservative New Democracy in Greece. The co-hosts heralded the “slaying of …

Features

Meet the Greek Australian founder of Byzanfest, the world’s first online Orthodox Christian short film festival

It was in 2013 at the foothills of Meteora, one of the largest complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, that Chris Vlahonasios, a longtime cinephile, was first struck with the idea …

News

Ethnic Business Awards Foundation launched in Sydney

After more than three decades of the Ethnic Business Awards, the Foundation launched on Wednesday with broad community support and the graces of both sides of politics as a platform …