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Greek-Australian Professor Pioneers New Way to Diagnose Dementia

Diagnosing dementia could be entirely overhauled in the near future using new research by Greek-Australian Professor Dennis Velakoulis.

The Greek Brides of the Begona: An Extraordinary Journey to Australia

The amazing story of the 900 Greek brides who traveled to Australia over sixty years ago in 1957 aboard the ship Begona to meet their future husbands was the subject of a mini-documentary by the Australian television network SBS. Journalist...

Greek-Australian Nick Andrianakos Strikes Mega Deal in Adelaide

Greek-Australian Nick Andrianakos has, for the first time, invested in a major shopping center, acquiring half stake worth over 135 million Australian dollars ($95.5 million) in Adelaide’s Colonnades Shopping Centre. The deal comes almost half a century after the Greek...

Leader of Greek Community of South Australia Bill Gonis Passes Away

Bill Gonis, the President of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA), has suddenly passed away, the community announced on Wednesday. He was 62. Gonis was one of the GOCSA’s longest-serving presidents and received the Order of Australia Medal...

Greek-Australians: One of Australia’s Most Vibrant Communities

Greek-Australians are one of the largest minority groups in the country.

Hector Vasyli: The Greek-Australian 11-Year-Old Hero

The patriotic spirit of 11-year-old Greek-Australian Hector Vasyli is still alive, and is honored even a century after his death.

John Lazarou, The Greek-Australian “King of Coffee”

John Lazarou, the son of Greek immigrants, worked long and hard to realize his dream in Australia. His efforts and persistence paid off handsomely, and he has even been dubbed the "King of Coffee in Australia" as director of...

Greek Evzones Take Part in Anzac Day March in Melbourne

Greek Evzones, members of the Presidential Guard, took part in the Anzac and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Monday at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, hosted by the Victorian Returned Services League. Anzac Day, April 25th, is one of Australia’s...

Australia’s PM Morrison Joins Greek Orthodox for Easter Liturgy

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison joined the Greek-Orthodox faithful for Easter and attended the Resurrection of Christ Liturgy on Saturday night in Sydney. He joined Greece’s Minister for Culture, Lina Mendoni at the Greek Orthodox Church in Kogarah—lighting candles and...

Australia Gears Up for the Return of Greek Festival Paniyiri

The Paniyiri Greek Festival returns to Brisbane, Australia after a two-year pandemic-induced pause on the weekend of May 21 and May 22, organizers announced this week. The Greek Festival is the largest cultural festival in Queensland and the longest-running Greek...

The Australian Savior of Thousands of Pontian Greek Refugees

Australian George Treloar saved thousands of Pontian Greek refugees who were forced to flee their ancestral homes in Turkey in the 1920s.

Emblematic Ancient Greek Artefacts Travel To Australia

Emblematic ancient Greek artefacts from Greece's largest museum will be exhibited in Australia.

Australia Funds Remembrance Trail on the Greek Island of Lemnos

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, announced recently the funding of $4.9 million in the 2022-23 budget for the Lemnos Remembrance Trail to honor fallen heroes of the Gallipoli campaign. The Lemnos Remembrance Trail will honor the service of...

Jim Fouras: The First Greek-Born Member of an Australian Parliament

The life of Jim Fouras which took him from a rural Greek village to Speaker of the Queensland Parliament has been remembered by the state's leaders on Wednesday. Demetrios 'Jim' Fouras died aged 83 in November last year, and Premier...

Australia’s Scott Morrison Honors Greek Independence Day

Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has issued a message addressed to Greek Australians and Hellenes around the world in honour of Greek Independence Day. Morrison drew back on last year’s bicentenary celebrations when Australia’s landmarks were lit in blue and...