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Elderly Greek Australian Donates Thousands to Hospital in Greece

An elderly Greek Australian woman has donated tens of thousands of euros to the hospital in Argostoli, Kefalonia, the place where she was born ninety-three years ago. Rubina Liosatou, who left Kefalonia for Australia sixty-five years ago, never forgot her...

Manhunt Launched in Greece for Australia’s Most Wanted Fugitive

Authorities in Greece and Australia are appealing to the public and offering a reward for information on the whereabouts of James Dalamangas, one of Australia's most wanted fugitives. Dalamangas, a Greek Australian, is suspected of fleeing to Greece after stabbing...

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...

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...

Greek-Australian Volunteer Held in Greece not Guilty for Arson

The Greek-Australian volunteer, Theodosis Kakouris, who selflessly risked his life to help during wildfires has been found not guilty of arson eleven months after being held in a Greek prison. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Mr. Kakouris was incarcerated in Korydallos...

Greek Australian Tennis Star Nick Kyrgios Goes “Shark Hunting”

Greek-Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is seen "shark hunting" while apparently relaxing in the Bahamas with his girlfriend, Costeen Hatzi. They both posted breezy holiday snaps to their Instagram accounts, showing the couple enjoying themselves. In one of Kyrgios’ posts that...

Greek-Australian Singer Vassy Achieves 2 Billion Streaming Views

Greek-Australian pop star Vassy's hit single "Bad" has been viewed over 2 billion times across all streaming platforms. Vassy whose real name is Vassy Karagiorgos, was born to Greek parents in Australia and grew up in the country. Karagiorgos is...

Victoria’s First Undercover Cop was Greek-Australian

What does the history of gambling in Victoria have to do with Greece? In a name, 89-year-old Nick Cecil. Cecil, a Greek-Australian, was Victoria's first undercover cop. In his heyday, he tackled the illegal off-course gambling industry when it was...

Greek-Australian Professor Pioneers New Way to Diagnose Dementia

Diagnosing dementia could be entirely overhauled in the near future using new research by Greek-Australian Professor Dennis Velakoulis.

Hector Vasyli: The Greek-Australian 11-Year-Old Hero

The patriotic spirit of 11-year-old Greek-Australian Hector Vasyli is still alive, and is honored even a century after his death.