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Fifteen-Year-Old Greek Australian Wins Prestigious Greek Language Award

Greek Australian student Anastasia Rigopoulos, age fifteen, was recently given the European Union Delegation to Australia's "European Language Award" for her mastery of the Greek language. Although she has never visited Greece, Anastasia started speaking Greek at home with her...

Greek-Australian Awarded Prestigious Schenberg Art Fellowship

Greek-Australian artist Tina Stefanou was awarded the Schenberg Art Fellowship from the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) on October 9 of this year. The fellowship, worth $50,000, is one of the most prestigious awards for up and coming...

Melbourne Seminar to Portray Misery of a Starving Greece Under Nazi Occupation

Violetta Hionidou, aProfessor of Modern European History at Newcastle University, will present an online lecture about Greece under the years of Nazi occupation on Thursday, October 8th. The lecture, part of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Greek History and Culture...

Greek-Australian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos Resigns

Greek-Australian Jenny Mikakos resigned as Victoria’s Health Minister on Saturday, amid growing pressure over her role in the state's coronavirus hotel quarantine program. Her decision came a day after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews took the stand at the Covid-19 hotel...

Greeks in Sydney Celebrate 50th Anniversary of St. Nectarios Church

Saint Nectarios Church, a center of the Greek diaspora who live in the area, has been serving the Orthodox community of Burwood, Sydney since its opened its doors to the faithful in 1970. After its purchase on September 6, 1970,...

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...

Critics Claim Failures Caused “Deadly Delay” in St. Basil’s Covid-19 Outbreak

Australia's aged care regulating authority was accused of a "catastrophic communications failure" after delaying for four days to report a Covid-19 case at Melbourne's St. Basil's aged care home to the federal government. A total 28 people lost their lives...

Widow of Australian Gang Boss John Macris Faces Accused Killers

Viktoria Karida, widow of murdered Sydney gangland figure John Macris, confronted in a Greek court on Wednesday the two men who have allegedly killed her husband. In October 2018, a man shot Macris to death outside his villa in the...

Tennis Star Nick Kyrgios Breaks Down for Australia Wildfire Victims

Greek Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios burst into tears after his win on Friday's ATP Cup, where he played to raise money for the victims of the devastating wildfires that sweep across Australia. https://twitter.com/NickKyrgios/status/1212677231270645762 Kyrgios had previously announced his initiative to...

Greek-Australian Paspaley Family Celebrates One Century as the “Kings of Pearls”

This year, Australia's luxury pearl brand Paspaley celebrates a century since its founder, Theodosis Paspaley, landed on Australian shores and began building the country's foremost pearling company. The Paspalis family migrated from Greece to Australian shores in 1919, leaving the...