Diaspora

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Greek government finds 200 votes in initial agreement for voting by Greeks abroad

Greek political parties reached consensus on Tuesday on a draft bill that will allow Greek expatriates to vote in Greek elections by postal vote from their country of residence. The …

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Conscription for the diaspora: Changes to the mandatory military service laws for Greek citizens living abroad

One of the main concerns for men that have migrated from Greece to Australia in recent years or boys reaching adulthood is Greece’s laws on mandatory military service. Conscription is …

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AHEPA NSW in strife with squabbles and squandering of money in court cases

The Australian chapter of AHEPA, the largest Hellenic Association in the world, has spent hundreds of thousands of Australian dollars in court fees; money that could have been spent on …

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PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has 1:1 meetings with Greece’s opposition leaders on voting rights for Greeks abroad

Conservative Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a long-time supporter of granting voting rights to the diaspora, will hold successive meetings with political party leaders on Friday to discuss the postal …

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Varoufakis vs Mitsotakis: Australia dominates discussion on Greek immigration

The spotlight was cast on Australia’s immigration policy in Greek Parliament on Friday following a question by Yanis Varoufakis, head of the MERA25 party and Greece’s former finance chief for …

Features

Who said our Greek Australian children can’t dance?

Greece is one of the few countries in the world where folk dances are still as alive today as they were in ancient times, and even Down Under, dance has …

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Has the Greek crisis been a catalyst for social change?

This week, members of the diaspora were briefed on social changes resulting from the economic crisis in Greece and how a new wave of philanthropy can help tackle challenges facing …

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Long lost cousins reunited by chance after 29 years in the miracle of Zakynthos, Greece

It is not uncommon to lose touch with people we were once close to and wonder what became of them. Such was the case with two cousins from Tripoli had …

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Antonis Diamataris meets with Greek Festival of Sydney Chair Nia Karteris, and Archbishop Makarios

Greece’s Deputy Minister for Expatriate Greeks, Antonis Diamataris met on Wednesday in Athens with Chair of the Greek Festival of Sydney, Nia Karteris. Mr Diamataris is responsible for matters pertaining …

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Vale Tasos Galanis, a radio ‘voice’ fades for the Greek Australian community

Tasos Galanis, beloved Greek Australian DJ and radio presenter, passed away on Thursday. News of his death saddened the Greek community that had come to know Tasos from his uplifting …