Bill Papastergiadis

Australia Awards $5 Million Grant to the Greek Community of Melbourne

The Australian Federal government announced on Monday that it will award a grant of $5 million to the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM). The funding commitment follows a recent visit to the Greek Centre of Contemporary Culture in Melbourne by...

PM Scott Morrison Hails Greek Contribution to Australia (video)

  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited  the headquarters of the Greek Community of Melbourne on Thursday, where he hailed the contribution of Greek immigrants to the nation of Australia. "It's impossible to think about Melbourne without thinking about the Greek...

Melbourne’s Greeks Helping Other Communities Find Their Place in Australia

There are "very few" barriers left to Greeks making their way in Australian society, a prominent community leader has told Greek Reporter. Bill Papastergiadis, a lawyer and president of the Greek Community of Melbourne & Victoria, was in Athens recently where...

Greek Community Hosts Melbourne Mayoral Candidates’ Debate

Bill Papastergiadis, president of the Melbourne Greek Community (MGC), on Tuesday moderated a panel with four of the top contenders to become Melbourne’s next Lord Mayor. Candidates Sally Capp, Gary Morgan, Ken Ong and Jennifer Yang presented their views on the...

Bulleen Property Purchase Dominates Melbourne Greek Community AGM

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM)'s 2018 Annual General Meeting has heard confirmation that the Bulleen property will be compulsory acquired to build a new freeway in the city. Sunday's AGM atmosphere was described as "calm and constructive" but GCM President...

Greek Economy Minister Announces “Enterprise Greece” Melbourne Office

The Greek government's determination to pursue investments from Australia was confirmed this week, during the parliamentary budget debate. Minister of Economy and Growth, Dimos Papatimitriou, officially announced that Enterprise Greece, the government agency that promotes exports and incoming investments, is...

Hellenic HQ: A New Greek Centre is Planned in Melbourne

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) has announced a landmark development to create new facilities and services for all Greeks in Melbourne. The plan focuses on the Community’s core activities and services and brings together organizations from across Melbourne in...

Greek Health Tourism Conference at Melbourne

A delegation of Greek Health industry professionals will conduct a conference and information sessions about the growing Health Tourism Industry, on 25 and 26 November, at the Greek Centre. Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs Mr George Katrougalos will also...

Greek Australians Seek Closer Ties With Greece

The desire to forge even stronger bonds with Greece was the message that a Greek Australian delegation sent during its visit to Athens. President of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) Bill Papastergiadis, who led the delegation, proposed a series...

Historic Agreement Between NUGAS and Greek Community of Melbourne

Bill Papastergiadis says "Today marks a watershed moment for the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM). The agreement to allow members of NUGAS to become automatic members of the GCM is reflective of the 'open door' policy of the GCM....