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Greek Australian Grandmother Charged with Cocaine Smuggling

An 82-year-old Greek Australian grandmother has been charged with smuggling cocaine after South Australia police raided her on Wednesday. Evdocia ‘Effie’ Pehlivanidis, a grandmother of six, was charged with allegedly importing $3.2 million worth of cocaine alongside her 30-year-old grandson...

Nick Kyrgios Pleads Guilty to Assault of Ex-girlfriend

Greek-Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has pleaded guilty to the assault of his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Passari, but has ultimately avoided a criminal conviction. The court case related to an incident in 2021, when Kyrgios pushed Passari to the ground during...

Missing Radioactive Capsule in Australia Found

Finding the lost radioactive capsule was like looking for a needle in a haystack, but authorities eventually located it on the side of a remote Australian highway. On Wednesday afternoon, state emergency officials made the discovery public, six days after...

Deadly Radioactive Capsule Lost in Australia

An 8mm by 6mm silver capsule, smaller than a coin, has gone missing along a stretch of Australia's largest state's enormous desert highway.  Finding it will be like hunting for a needle in a haystack. On Monday, Rio Tinto, a...

Greek Orthodox Epiphany Celebrated in Australia

Greek Australians celebrated Epiphany with the traditional Blessing of the Waters ceremonies in cities across Australia on Sunday.

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...

THI Canada & THI Australia Joint End of Year Appeal for Greece

The Hellenic Initiative Canada and The Hellenic Initiative Australia have launched the End of Year Global Appeal for Greece to help provide a little joy and hope to Greek families in need this Christmas. “THI Australia is delighted to be...

Last Known Tasmanian Tiger Remains Found in Museum Cupboard

The remains of the last known Tasmanian tiger, believed to have been lost for the last eighty-five years, have been found in an Australian museum. The discovery of the bones and skull of the last existing thylacine was made in...

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.

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...