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Greek flags, sun, souvlaki and Sophia Vembo

At the start of the week, restaurants were invited to open after 111 days. They had less than two days to prepare and worked at breakneck speed round the clock …

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Smoke and mirrors: Victorian Beauticians still in the dark

As some Victorians make their mad midnight dash to Kmart, others are still wondering why they can’t open up their services to the public. Beauticians across the state are unable …

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Leading naval historian to present GCM lecture on Battle of Salamis

The historic Battle of Salamis will be the theme of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) next free online seminar on 5 November which is part of its Greek History …

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Heidelberg United – ‘Alexander’ – mourns loss of ‘former great’, Nick Rakovalis

Former club captain and esteemed member of the Heidelberg United family, Nick Rakovalis, passed unexpectedly aged 68. “He will genuinely be missed by everyone at the Club and even more …

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison, ministers Tudge and Wood meet with community leaders

The President of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), Bill Papastergiadis, was invited by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to participate in a meeting with the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, …

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War, identity and peace through a camera lens: a few weeks before the war in Nagorno-Karabakh

Over the last three years I have worked to protect cultural heritage in zones of conflict and war in the Netherlands and Cyprus. On 20 July 2019, when Cyprus marked …

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Arcare volunteers keep spirits up in age care centres with daily newsletter

It is no mean feat to produce a newsletter every day but to do it for 200 consecutive days and in seven languages in the midst of a pandemic is …

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Tu parli Griko? – online seminar looks at the Greek spoken in Italy

In 1999, Italy passed Law 482 which recognised the two languages of Greek origin, Griko (spoken in Apulia) and Greko (Calabria), as being among the 12 minority languages that are …

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HACCI’s social media platform to deliver awards ceremony to the world

The Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI) awards will be held online for the first time and the event on 19 November will be accessible through its  social …

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Adelaide foundation launches promotional platform for Greek Independence celebrations

The Foundation for Hellenic Studies in Adelaide is launching Gr2021 as the promotional platform for all community groups and individual organisations that want to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Greek …

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