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Deputy Minister for Greeks Abroad’s program for visit to Australia

The Deputy Foreign Minister for Greeks Abroad, Antonis Diamataris is due to arrive in Sydney on Thursday evening, officially commencing his visit across the country to meet Greek Australians across …

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Petition to revoke the trademark on the word ‘Wogs’

A petition on change.org has been started by Italian Australian comedian Gabriel Rossi to revoke the trademark on the word “wogs”. The petition to Trademark Australia had gathered  almost 1,800 …

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Oakleigh Grammar students bring Christmas love to Aged Care facilities around Melbourne

As Christmas and the holidays approach, senior citizens and other vulnerable groups may feel a heightened sense of loneliness exacerbated by the holiday season. Over the last three years, Oakleigh …

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In a world of ageism, Greek Australian elderly still enjoy dignity in Aged Care

Aged care was a god-sanctioned duty in Greek antiquity. Known as gerobaskia, there were  severe repercussions when elders were neglected. In modern Greece, the debt crisis has permeated all facets …

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Alexander Cambitoglou, first Greek university professor in Australia passes away at the age of 97

Greek-born archaeology Professor Alexander Cambitoglou, founder of the Australian Archaeological Institute in Athens (AAIA), passed away last week at the age of 97. Born in Thessaloniki in 1922, the world-renowned …

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Fronditha resident from Lemnos, Argyro Oltoumis, turns 100

It’s not every day that you meet someone that has lived for a whole century. Especially someone who, despite their age, is characterised by their mental clarity. Greek Australian Argyro …

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New project seeks Greek carers of loved ones with dementia

As the first generation of Greek Australians age, the prevalence of dementia is on the rise. The National Institute of Dementia Research projects the condition will increase by more than …

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PRONIA staff take part in Hats for Hope and raise $1,000 for Orygen

In November, PRONIA took part in the Hats for Hope fundraiser. Arlene Bennett, the founder of Hats for Hope, brought her Christian Dior Hat Exhibition to the office for the …

Maria Barbayannis’ life remembered through family photographs

Maria Barbayannis’ death shocked the Greek Community of Melbourne. Her funeral will take place on Friday, 29 November 2019 at St Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Templestowe at 11.00 am, …

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European Commission takes Denmark to court over illegal use of ‘feta’ name

The European Commission has taken Denmark to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for exporting white cheese labelled as  ‘feta’ to non-EU countries as  ‘feta’ is a Protected Designation of …