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36th anniversary of Polytechnic protests

Greece last week commemorated the 36th anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising of 1974 with a series of events in Athens.

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Peaceful rally ends with police sweep

More than 270 demonstrators were detained following the demonstration in Athens to mark the Polytechneio uprising.

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Church rails against ‘unfair’ tax hit

The Church of Greece said last week that it is not willing to pay for “other people’s mistakes” in response to a recent government decision to impose a one-off property tax on its

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GOCMV AGM results indecisive

Chaos and heated disagreements were the order of the day at the 2009 annual general meeting of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria.

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$2 million for cancer clinical trials

John Michailidis leads a company who have been funded to run clinical trials on new cancer treatments over the next two years.

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Autocephalic churches seek sanctuary in ‘Old Calendar’ church

The Federation of Greek Communities of Australia has signed an interim agreement with the ‘Old Calendar’ Orthodox in an attempt to legitimise its members religious status.

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25th anniversary Melbourne Thessaloniki Sister City relationship

Melbourne is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its sister city relationship with Thessaloniki this week.

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21 winners in literary competition

The latest edition of the periodical Antipodes was launced and the winners of the annual literary awards organised by the Australian-Greek Cultural League were announced in Melb

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Alket Rizaj nabbed

Twice-escaped convict Alket Rizaj was caught by police on Monday after being on the run since his daring helicopter escape with fellow inmate, 42-year-old Vassilis Paleokostas, in

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25 Years of sisterhood celebrated

The Melbourne and Thessaloniki sister city relationship will be celebrated on Sunday with a range of activities.

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