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Greek-Born Sydney Runner Wins ’41st Annual City To Surf’ Marathon

Greek-born Sydney runner Magda Karimali-Poulos was the first to cross the finish line at the beachside suburb of City Beach, in Perth, Australia, during the "41st annual City to Surf" marathon, taking out the women’s crown in 2:58:48. The second woman...

Zorba Dance to Win Guinness World Record

The organizers of the Greek Festival in Perth (Perth Glendi) have sent an open invitation to western Australia’s capital residents, to support the effort to break the Guinness World Record for the largest chain of Zorba sirtaki dancers. The Greek...

Greek-lead Research Shows Breast Milk Contains Stem Cells

A new study conducted in Australia by a scientific team lead by Greek scientist Foteini Hassiotou, stressed the importance of breastfeeding, showing that breast milk plays an important role in the development of the child’s body because it contains stem...

Greek Singer Nana Mouskouri to Perform in Australia

Nana Mouskouri, one of the most well-known Greek singers with fans across the globe, will be returning to Australia for several concerts in April 2015. The 80-year-old singer will be performing in Australia as part of her world tour to celebrate her birthday...

Kakoulas Re-elected President of Hellenic Australian Council

  The Australian Hellenic Council of Perth elected a new board of directors. Taking part in the elections were representatives from the fifteen Hellenic organizations of West Australia. The elections were held in the board room of the Greek Community in...

Perth: An Outdoor Amphitheatre of Ancient Greek Style

A spectacular outdoor amphitheater of ancient Greek style is being constructed in Perth, the capital of Western Australia, at the initiative of the Greek businessman and benefactor of Hellenism, Manolis Petrelis. The amphitheater is being built on the premises...

Greek Chemist Leads National Campaign Protest

Kostas Sklavos, a Diaspora Greek, who heads the powerful lobby of Pharmacists of Australia, has launched a Pan-Australian campaign, aiming to reverse the federal government's decision to reduce the subsidy of prescription-written medication. With this measure the government estimates that...

Society of Friends of Greek Culture Founded in Perth

Last November, professor and linguist Georgios Babiniotis, during his visit to Australia proposed the founding and the operation of centers that will aim at the promotion and dissemination of the Greek culture in Australia. The Society of Friends of Greek...

Evangel Supports Gay Marriage, But Not Rail

The Greek-Australian politician Eleni Evangel is showing she's outspoken, first opposing Premier Colin Barnett’s plan to put a light rail line through the city's malls and now in supporting gay marriage although her party opposes it. Evangel is an Australian...

The Role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli Campaign

In 2015, Australia will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Australian forces landing in Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. The Gallipoli Campaign was the first major battle undertaken in World War I by Australia and New Zealand, and is...