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Two Greeks Tabbed For Australia’s Government

synodinos_mirampela_combo_486_355This is the first time in the history of Australian politics that the government formed by the new Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, may include two Greek ministers, Athanasios Synodinos and Sophia Panopoulou – Mirabela.

The new Prime Minister may assign the Ministry of Finance and Deregulation to the Greek Liberal Senator, Athanasios Synodinos.

Synodinos’ parents were Greek immigrants. His father was in the navy. Synodinos has contributed significantly to the return of the Coalition in power.

He is proud of his Greek ancestry and stresses he would never change his Greek name into a Saxon name aiming to rise more easily to higher political offices.

Sophia Panopoulou – Mirabela was Shadow Minister for Industry and she is believed to be given the same ministry in the new government. She comes from Corinth and is known for her strong personality and conservative positions.

Another Greek who will not be a minister in the government, but one of the most powerful players in the Australian political scene, is the independent South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon.

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