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Grand vizier – an ordinary Greek bloke

Victoria Kyriakopoulos talks to Arthur Sinodinos, the man many attribute with John Howard’s political success


2013 in review

From a change of government in Australia to a successful year for our Greek communities, Penni Pappas reflects on the events that shaped us in 2013


Ton Vaion (Palm Sunday)

Dean Kalimniou explores the significance of Palm Sunday in this week’s diatribe.


Dances with Greeks

Recently, I observed the performance of one of the more skilled Greek dance groups in Melbourne, one that takes great pains to master every single detail of the dances of …


La Trobe condemns Modern Greek Studies program to a slow death

La Trobe University has a mission. In its vision statement it proclaims: “Advancing knowledge and learning to shape the future of our students and communities”. It sounds commendable, but as …


The Stones of Preveli … of Crete, Greece and Australia

This month the annual commemorations of the Greek campaign of 1941 will culminate in a series of events on Crete and in Australia marking the 77th anniversary of the battle …


Slow boat to Selino

On a late afternoon in early spring there aren’t many passengers disembarking the Samaria ferry at the windswept jetty. The sun is setting and the tiny harbour is in shadow …


Tips to get you through the last week of Lent

While for the Greek Orthodox Church the Lenten period lasts for seven weeks, most people choose to fast the last week leading up to Easter. It is then when devotees …


Lateral violence

Gerry Georgatos explains how lateral violence is undermining the positive ways forward, especially for the marginalised.


Busting the meaty misconception about Greek food

Dora Kitinas-Gogos speaks to Neos Kosmos about her debut Greek and Vegetarian Cookbook, providing insight into the way Greeks eat at home.