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Antipodes Greek Culture Festival in Melbourne Postponed

For the second year in a row, the Antipodes Festival/Lonsdale St Greek Festival has been postponed due to the pandemic. The Festival was scheduled for 5 and 6 March. Traditionally taking place in the historic Lonsdale St Greek Precinct it...

Greeks, Cypriots of Australia Call on PM Morrison to Recognize Genocide

The Greek and Cypriot communities in Australia urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday to recognize the genocide carried out against Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and other Christian minorities by the Ottomans in the early 20th century. In a letter to...

Australia Cancels Novak Djokovic’s Visa for Second Time

Australia canceled Novak Djokovic's visa for a second time on Friday, just days before the start of the Australian Open on Monday. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used his personal powers to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa, as the tennis player's lawyers...

Tsitsipas Takes Swipe at Djokovic Over Australian Open Vaccination

Greek tennis champion Stefanos Tsitsipas took a swipe against world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic on Wednesday over the Serb's stance on vaccination. "It seems that not everyone is playing by the rules," Tsitsipas said speaking to interviewers from...

Novak Djokovic Wins Appeal Against Deportation from Australia

Novak Djokovic won his appeal against Australia's decision to cancel his visa on Monday, with a judge reinstating his visa and ordering that he be released from hotel quarantine immediately. Djokovic had spent four nights in an immigration detention hotel...

Treat Djokovic with “Humanity” Greek-Australian Tennis Star Kyrgios Says

Greek-Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios called on Australia on Sunday to “do better” in its handling of Novak Djokovic who is confined to a temporary detention facility in Melbourne as he mounts a legal challenge against the cancellation of...

Greek-Australian Man Needs Help in Battling Multiple Sclerosis

Greek-Australian man Dimitri Garbas, a father of two, has been battling multiple sclerosis since 2017. Fighting off crippling nerve pain and an array of other symptoms, he is now pinning his hopes on trying a new treatment that he...

Novak Djokovic Denied Visa in Australia for Tennis Tournament

Novak Djokovic, the Serbian tennis star, was initially denied entry in Australia and then saw his emergency visa canceled due to being unable to prove his vaccination status. "I’ve spent fantastic quality time with loved ones over break & today...

Six Greek-Australians Among Country’s Top Young Entrepreneurs for 2021

A total of Six Greek-Australians ranked among Business News Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs list for the year of 2021. Although 2021 proved another difficult year for businesses across the world after dealing with lockdowns, restrictions, and variants, many young entrepreneurs...

Greek Masterpieces Loaned by the British Museum Displayed in Australia

Ancient Greek masterpieces loaned by the British Museum are on display starting Friday at the National Museum of Australia. The artifacts form part of an exhibition titled "Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes," which explores the triumphs, conquests and epic...

UK, Australia Joining Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympic Games

The nations of the United Kingdom and Australia are joining Washington's diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympic Games scheduled for February of 2022, per announcements from the prime ministers of both nations on Wednesday. US President Joe Biden had announced...

Greek-Australian Architect Builds Second Tallest Building in the World

By Floy Bossinas Greek-born Australian architect Nonda Katsalidis of Fender Katsalidis designed the "Merdeka 118," a mega tall skyscraper in the historic district in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which will be the second tallest building in the world. The tower, built at the...

Jim Raptis: The Greek Who Changed the Face of Australia’s Gold Coast

Jim Raptis, born in Evia, Greece, changed the face of the most cosmopolitan region of Australia -- the Gold Coast.

Australia Issues Commemorative Greek Bicentennial Stamps

Commemorative bicentennial stamps honoring Greece's War of Independence in 1821 are being issued by the Australia Post in collaboration with the Holy Archdiocese of Australia. The series comprises four stamps, which depict four heroic clerical figures of the Orthodox Church,...

Australia’s Parliament Calls for the Recognition of the Greek Genocide

Six speakers of Australia's Parliament approved earlier in the week the nation's first-ever motion for the government to officially acknowledge the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides. The motion's success with the Australian Parliament's House of Representatives is due to the...