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Greek-Australian Singer VASSY Wins Prestigious Award, Releases New LP

Greek-Australian singer Vassy Karagiorgos, better known by her stage name VASSY, recently won the Song Writers Platinum Plaque from the US National Music Publishers’ Association for her 2014 hit "Bad." "I have received other Plaques before, but getting this Gem...

Could Athens Become Sister-City of Adelaide, “the Athens of the South?”

The prospects of a sister-city relationship between Adelaide and Athens, spearheaded by several prominent Greek-Australians, has recently been in the spotlight and received the green light approval in May 2023 by the Adelaide City Council. By Steve Bakalis Famously known as...

Gold Nugget Worth $250,000 Sparks Gold Rush in Australia

Using an amateur metal detector, an Australian man discovered a large gold nugget in Victoria's goldfields in March last year. The nugget is nearly 250,000 AUD ($160,000) in value and weighs 4.6kg. The discovery was made in the "golden triangle"...

Australia’s First Battle of Crete Memorial Gets Green Light to Proceed

Work on the Battle of Crete Memorial at Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia is underway after many years of planning, negotiating, and fundraising. Battle of Crete Memorial in Australia to Be Unveiled Later This Year When complete, the memorial will...

The Safest Countries to Survive Nuclear Winter

Australia and New Zealand have been ranked as the best places to survive a nuclear winter or other cataclysmic events, according to a recent study published in the journal Risk Analysis. Other countries including Iceland, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu...

Elderly Greek Australian Donates Thousands to Hospital in Greece

An elderly Greek Australian woman has donated tens of thousands of euros to the hospital in Argostoli, Kefalonia, the place where she was born ninety-three years ago. Rubina Liosatou, who left Kefalonia for Australia sixty-five years ago, never forgot her...

Manhunt Launched in Greece for Australia’s Most Wanted Fugitive

Authorities in Greece and Australia are appealing to the public and offering a reward for information on the whereabouts of James Dalamangas, one of Australia's most wanted fugitives. Dalamangas, a Greek Australian, is suspected of fleeing to Greece after stabbing...

Meet Hercules, the Gigantic Poisonous Spider Found in Australia

The largest male specimen of the world's most poisonous spider, dubbed "Hercules" after the mythical hero of ancient Greece, has found a new home at the Australian Reptile Park. The deadly Sydney funnel-web spider was found on the Central Coast,...

Parents Reunite With Surrogate Babies After Fertility Scandal in Greece

Australian parents have finally been reunited with their surrogate babies after the fertility scandal that erupted in a clinic in Greece last August. The ordeal began when a fertility clinic in Crete, Greece was abruptly shut down, triggering a police...

The Fascinating Story of the First Greeks Sailing to Australia

Aptly titled "Hawks in a Cage," a book released recently describes the fascinating story of the first seven Greeks who sailed to Australia. The book, by Konstandina Moshou, is a fictional adventure taking place on a British ship in...

Greek Australians Angered by Parthenon Marbles TV Coverage

Greek Australians expressed their deep concern and disappointment regarding the recent coverage by ABC Channel of the Parthenon Marbles, where they were consistently referred to as the “Elgin” Marbles. The President of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), Bill Papastergiadis,...

Greek Restaurant in Melbourne Loses 90% of Profits After Supporting Israel

A Greek restaurant in Melbourne, Australia, named Mediterranean Greek Tavern, received an unexpected backlash after expressing solidarity with the Jewish community via Facebook. According to co-owner Perry Le Greco's statement to Daily Mail Australia, he aimed to convey his support...

Australia’s Greek Film Festival Celebrates 30 Years

It was back in 1992 that the Antipodes Board, the Cultural Arm of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), decided to proceed with the inaugural Greek Film Festival together with the Greek Community of Sydney (GCS). By Steve Bakalis The Sydney...

The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery recently. Swan found that Greek-Australians, despite subscribing to potentially life-threatening practices and diets, have the second highest life expectancy behind the Japanese. Swan dubbed this situation "the Greek Paradox" in his...

Can the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger Be Brought Back to Life?

Almost 100 years after its extinction, scientists at The University of Melbourne are ready to try and bring the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) back to life. The species has been declared extinct since the 1930s. The initiative now has a partnership...