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Thousands of Australians Stranded Abroad, Including Many Greek Australians

In the wake of the Covid crisis, Australia's government limited international arrivals into the country to 4,000 travelers a week. This has left Australians abroad, most of whom had left the country before the pandemic started, virtually stranded. Australia set some...

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-Australian Siblings See Family’s Sacrifices as Inspiration for Amazing Race Competition

Two young Greek-Australians participating in the popular Amazing Race Australia reality show said they were hoping to win so that they could share the prize money with their family, who made many sacrifices after migrating to Australia. Siblings Nikos Pappas,...

Australian Greeks and Cypriots Receive Order of Australia Honors

Out of 1,127 Australians who were recognized in this year’s Australia’s Honors List celebration, seven were of Greek or Cypriot descent. The annual Honors List recognizes Australian citizens whose actions and deeds benefit the nation and who influence their local communities...

South Australia “Gets its Greek On” at Largest-ever Greek Festival

A celebration of Greek life took place from January 12-13 at the Delphi Bank Semaphore Greek Festival of South Australia. Tens of thousands of people set a new attendance record for the two-day festival at Semaphore Beach, which celebrates...

Federal Minister Visits Greek Centre in Melbourne

Thousands of people gather at the Greek Centre of Melbourne each week, and recently the Federal Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Alan Tudge, paid a visit to the Centre. “We welcome the opportunity to meet and work with the...

‘Action for Athens’ Sees Generous Response from Melbourne Community

A special evening of music in Melbourne has helped raise money for those affected by Greece's devastating July fires. Melbourne’s Greek Center was the venue for ABC Radio's live benefit broadcast hosted by The Friday Revue’s Richelle Hunt and Brian...

Greek-Speaking Volunteers Sought to Spend Time with Greek Seniors

A Melbourne-based group is looking for Greek-speaking volunteers to spend time with elderly Greeks. The importance of speaking in their native language is believed to have a positive impact on the elderly. The organization, MiCare, has set up the Community and...

Greek-Speaking Caregivers Sought in Australia

Greek caregivers are being offered the chance to work in Australia to tend to the needs of elderly Greek-Australians. According to a report in Greek newspaper Kathimerini, Fronditha Care has teamed up with the Australian government is seeking Greek-speakers to help...

All Roads Lead to Brisbane’s Biggest Greek Festival

It's that time of year again in Queensland, where thousands of Greeks, Greek-Australians or just friends of Greece gather for the famous Paniyiri Greek Festival. Scheduled for May 19 and 20 in Musgrave Park and The Greek Club, Edmondstone St,...