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Victoria: One in Five Victims of Coronavirus is Greek

Out of the 549 coronavirus deaths in Australia, 462 are from Victoria. One in five of those victims is of Greek heritage. As the Australian government attempts to curb the spread of Covid-19 throughout the country by imposing restrictions, Victoria...

Greek Church Devastated by Pre-Easter Blaze

The Greek community in South Australia is rallying round after a fire swept through an Orthodox church just days before Easter. St Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church at Glenelg North, Adelaide, which has been serving the community since 1981, caught fire...

North Hobart Mourns Voula Delios as Her Alleged Murderer Appears in Court

lWhile the Greek-Australian community mourns the loss of Voula Delios, the 68-year-old shop owner who was stabbed to death in an armed burglary gone wrong, the victim's family confronted the alleged killer in court. Delios was stabbed multiple times in the...

How Greeks Came to Immigrate to Australia

The first known Greeks to arrive in Australia in 1829 were a group of seven sailors who were transported to New South Wales to serve a sentence for piracy that was given to them by a British naval court....

Greek-Australians Buying Groceries Online to Help Relatives in Greece

There is an estimated 600,000 to 700,000 Greek-Australians living in Australia according to government statistics, and with no end in sight for the financial crisis gripping Greeks living in Greece, it is said that 10,000-15,000 Greeks have moved or returned to...

A Celebration of Fresh Vision at Greek-Australian Short Film Festival

Now in its sixth year, the Greek Australian Short Film Festival (GASFF) will again screen as part of The Delphi Bank 22nd Greek Film Festival. There are three screenings; the International Shorts (22 October), the Australian Documentary Shorts (24...

Greek-Australian Community Preparing for Mass Migration

The Greek-Australian community is preparing for a mass migration from Greece, as the country’s economy is crumbling and people are preparing to vote on the upcoming referendum. The global markets suffered a heavy blow after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

Greek Ambassador Visits Australian Northern Territory

Ambassador of Greece Haris Dafaranos and his wife Eva paid an official visit to Australia’s Northern Territory on June 4 and 5 after an invitation from Chief Minister Adam Giles. During their visit to Darwin, the Greek Ambassador met with Northern Territory Administrator...

Missing Teenager Rebecca Hatzis Found

Missing teenager Rebecca Hatzis has been located safe and well, according to a Victorian Police announcement.. The 16-year-old Greek-Australian girl presented at Oakleigh police station about 2:15pm yesterday. There has not been any report on her whereabouts during the days she was...

Greek Australians Ambivalent About Elections in Greece

Greek Australians are ambivalent about the upcoming snap elections in Greece, according to an article in Australia's The Age. On the one hand they worry about the economy in their homeland if left-wing SYRIZA wins the January 25th elections and...