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.
John Lazarou, The Greek-Australian “King of Coffee”
John Lazarou, the son of Greek immigrants, worked long and hard to realize his dream in Australia. His efforts and persistence paid off handsomely, and he has even been dubbed the "King of Coffee in Australia" as director of...
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...