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Nick Economos celebrated his 100th birthday!

Nick Economos celebrated his 100th birthday on 8 May! Born on 8 May 1919, he enlisted in the Australian Army on 31 March 1942. He served predominantly with 2 Employment …

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Patriarch Bartholomew bestows honorary titles to Greek Australian Archdiocese advisers

His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew bestowed honorary titles to Greek Australians on Friday, 10 May. The financial and legal advisors of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia received honorary titles of …

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72-year-old Greek migrant makes the best tsipouro in Australia

It was definitely a ‘pinch-me’ moment when 72-year-old early Greek Australian Anastasios (Tom) Christopoulos heard the news that his own tsipouro had been awarded Best Alternate Spirit 2019 at the …

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Athens International Airport ranked third on AirHelps survey

AirHelp’s 7th annual listing of the world’s best airports and airlines for 2019 ranked Athens International Airport (AIA) as third with an overall score of 8.38/10 based on quality of …

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Geelong mother raises concerns over plaque at child’s school, honouring Kemal Ataturk

To mark Anzac Day, this year Newtown Primary School in Geelong took part in an initiative of Friends of Gallipoli, a not-for-profit dedicated to building friendship between Australia and Turkey …

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Australian Archbishop Makarios elected – but what’s next for the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia?

Bishop Makarios of Christoupolis was unanimously voted in as the new Archbishop of Australia on 9 May, putting an end to weeks of speculation about the church leadership since the …

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Melbourne cafe forced to pay $1,600 to Instagram influencer

Legacy, a cafe in Camberwell, has been ordered to pay Instagram Influencer Chloe Roberts $1,600 after a verbal agreement between both parties went sour. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal …

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Bishop Makarios voted the new Archbishop of Australia

Bishop Makarios of Christopolis was voted in as the new Archbishop of Australia, ending more than a month of speculation since the death of Archbishop Stylianos on 25 March. The …

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Greek Australian Arthur Frangis killed in hit-and-run accident

Police are searching for the driver of a red hatchback that killed Arthur Frangis, 78, when walking home after volunteering at his local soccer club canteen. He was hit by …

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THI Australia renews grant to Emfasis Foundation

The Hellenic Initiative Australia has announced an AU$35,000 grant to fund the Emfasis Mobile Support Unit (MSU) for a second year, supporting more than 1300 homeless people and rough sleepers …