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Greek Australian Maria Makrides Named 2022 Scientist of the Year

Greek Australian Professor Maria Makrides has been named 2022 Scientist of the Year in South Australia's Science Excellence and Innovation Awards. The awards, announced last week, recognize the state's leading science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) professionals. Professor Makrides, deputy...

Colorful Parthenon Replica Adorns National Gallery of Victoria

A replica of the Parthenon, one of the world’s most iconic architectural structures, was installed at Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) on Monday. Designed as a homage to the Parthenon on Athens's Acropolis and dubbed "Temple of Boom," the...

Cruise Ship With 800 COVID-19 Cases Docks in Sydney

Cruises are meant to make new memories and be enjoyable. Unfortunately, however, life does not always go as planned. That was recently the case when a breakout of COVID-19 cases on a cruise ship caused it to dock in...

Australia’s PM Pays Tribute to the Greek Heroes of Oxi Day

Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attended an Oxi Day anniversary event in Marrickville, Sydney on Sunday, October 30th alongside Archbishop Makarios of Australia. Both the Prime Minister and the archbishop laid wreaths at the ANZAC monument outside the Marrickville town...

Antipodes Festival Celebrates Greek Culture in Melbourne

Thousands of Greek-Australians and Greek culture enthusiasts are attending the Antipodes Lonsdale Street Greek Festival in Melbourne.

Thousands Join Paniyiri, the Greek Festival of Brisbane, Australia

Almost fifty thousand people turned up for the Greek Festival of Paniyiri in Brisbane, Queensland in Australia over the weekend to dance, shop, and get a taste of Greek food. No other event gives Brisbane such a jolt of pure...

Greek Players to Forgo Payment at the Rugby League World Cup

Players and staff of the Greece national rugby league team have revealed that they do not intend to receive any money from their Rugby League World Cup campaign. The Greek rugby players, who are making their first appearance at the...

Resignation of Father Eleftherios Rocks Greek Orthodox Church in Australia

More than 6,000 people have signed a petition in support of Father Eleftherios of Australia's Red Hill Church who resigned on Sunday following a spat with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Father Eleftherios, a hugely popular Greek Orthodox priest, commonly known...

Greek Orthodox Priest Resigns After Spat With Australia’s Archdiocese

On Sunday, a hugely popular Greek Orthodox priest in Australia announced his resignation from the Archdiocese following a spat with Archbishop Makarios. Father Eleftherios, commonly known as Papa Lefteris, announced his resignation after his last service at Panagia Kamariani on...

Australia: Where Greek Migrants Got a Second Chance at a New Life

The story of how Greeks migrated from their native land to Australia is an interesting one. In 1829, the first known Greeks arrived in Australia. However, they did not arrive voluntarily. They were a group of seven sailors who were...

Evzones to Visit South Australia for ‘Oxi Day’

Recognizing the Australian support of the Greek and other Allied forces in the Battle of Greece and the Battle of Crete in 1941, members of the Hellenic Presidential Guard (Evzones) will visit Adelaide next month to commemorate Oxi Day...

200 Stranded Whales Die In Australia

On Thursday, wildlife specialists saved 32 of the 230 whales that had been discovered stranded on Tasmania, an island state in Australia, the previous day. According to the Tasmanian Department of Natural Resources and Environment, it was assumed Wednesday that...

The Ethnic Cleansing of Greeks from Gallipoli in 1915

Thousands of Greeks living on the Gallipoli peninsula in modern-day Turkey were victims of the ethnic cleansing and genocide of minorities, particularly Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrians, in Asia Minor. Credit: Public DomainThousands of Greeks living on the Gallipoli peninsula...

Greece Joins Rugby Elite as National Team Heads to World Cup

Greece may eventually embrace rugby, a sport not widely followed in the country, as the National Team has qualified for the Rugby League World Cup to be held in the UK in October. Greece will participate in its first-ever World...

Kangaroo Kills Man in Australia for the First Time Since 1936

A man in Australia died on Monday after being attacked by a kangaroo he had been keeping as a pet. It is believed this is the first fatal attack by a kangaroo on a human since 1936. A relative found...