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ABC in the heart of the Mati fire tragedy

Two months have passed since the East Attica wildfires that sank Greece deep into mourning. For those who survived and have lost their loved ones, however, the trial continues. The …

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Lalios and Overland engage in bullying accusations exchange

A public spat between Whittlesea councillor (and President of the Municipal Association of Victoria) Mary Lalios and the council’s CEO – and former Victorian Police Commissioner – Simon Overland has …

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Neos Kosmos’ journalist Eugenia Pavlopoulou receives Multicultural Award for Excellence

Recipients of Victoria’s 2018 Multicultural Awards for Excellence were recognised in a special ceremony at Government House on Wednesday night. Among the state’s Diversity Heroes were four Greek Australians, who …

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Voula Delios’ killer found not guilty

The 36-year-old man responsible for stabbing Greek Australian shopkeeper Voula Delios 22 times, has been found not guilty of her murder on the grounds of insanity. The judge instead ordered …

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How fear of Islam became the biggest threat to Australia’s multiculturalism

Julian Burnside AO QC will be the orator at this year’s Walter Lippmann Memorial Oration in honour of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria’s (ECCV) founding member. Given Mr Lippmann’s …

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The Greek Australian family Robinson

Originally from Samos, Pantelis and Katina Aimilianos farewelled Greece at a young age, seeking a better future in Australia. After settling in Melbourne, the young couple married, bore two children …

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Delios’ murder trial begins

The trial of the 36-year-old man accused of stabbing Hobart shopkeeper Voula Delios to death two years ago, begun last week Daryl Royston Wayne Cook pleaded not guilty on grounds …

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Legal saga over mispronunciation of Greek name Kyriazis as… “Mr Crazy”!

A minor traffic case turned into a feud between a Victoria Country Court judge and a man called Vasilios Kyriazis, whose last name during trial was twice mispronounced as “Crazy”. …

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Why Angela Vithoulkas is going for Malcolm Turnbull’s seat

When a Prime Minister evacuates his seat, the ensuing byelection process, naturally gets a sense of symbolism. This is not lost on Angela Vithoulkas. The independent City of Sydney Councillor …

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Pension at 67 – Morrison drops the age change plan

In a sudden decision pre-empting formal approval by cabinet, Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison scraped the Abbott government plan to increase the age of retirement to 70. The 2014 …