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Greece and Australia discuss agreement to avoid double taxation

Greece and Australia are negotiating an agreement to avoid double taxation. this was announced by Deputy Foreign Minister in charge for Economic Diplomacy and Openness, Kostas Fragogiannis. In an interview with the Australian expatriate newspaper “Hellenic Herald”, Fragogiannis underlined the great potential for strengthening cooperation with Australia and the great …

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Greece scraps mandatory Covid-test for travelers from USA, Canada, Australia

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority modified its latest air directive (NOTAM) and scrapped the requirement of mandatory Covid-19 for travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia. Travelers from these three countries will not longer have to present a negative Covid-19 test, provided they have a vaccination certificate or a certificate …

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Meet Katherine, the first free Greek migrant to Australia

Katherine Crummer (nee Katerina Georgia Plessos). Did you know that the first free Greek migrant to Australia was a woman? 185 years ago, at a time when few Greek women would venture so far outside the nascent Greek state, Katerina Georgia Plessos travelled across the globe, becoming Australia’s first Greek-born …

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Dozens of Greek expats end up as homeless in Australia

Dozens of Greeks left the country seeking a better future in Australia. The modern times “economic migrants” from Europe, however, ended up in the streets of Melbourne as homeless. “As incredible as it may sound in Melbourne, there are Greeks who live on the streets,” reports Australian TV network SBS …

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Greece and Australia work out visa exchange program for 500 students

Australia and Greece have finalized a Work and Holiday Visa agreement making it easier for students to stay and study in each other’s country for a year, available for those in the 18-to-30-year old age bracket. The agreement was being worked on for nearly five years and was ratified by …

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Australian escapes death after explosives detonate in his car in Glyfada

A powerful explosion took place on Friday morning in an open parking lot on Vouliagmenis Avenue in Glyfada suburb of South Athens. An Australian citizen under whose car explosives were placed got injured in legs and hands. Four other vehicles parked next to the car were damaged. It was short …

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Greece-Ecuador-Australia: Joint police operation to dismantle cocaine-trafficking ring

A major police operation in cooperation of Greek, US and Ecuador authorities to dismantle an international cocaine-trafficking ring is underway on Wednesday. Simultaneous arrests are taking place in Greece and Ecuador after authorities in the Latin American country found and confiscated 300 kg cocaine on a yacht. The yachts was …

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Young Greek-Australian doctor killed by a shark in Great Barrier Reef

A young Greek-Australian doctor was fatally mauled by a shark in the Whitsunday Island’s Cid Harbour and died short time later after submitted to a local hospital. 33-year-old Victorian doctor Daniel Christidis worked as a research fellow in the urology department at Austin Health in Melbourne. It was believed that …

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Vietnamese student pleas for Greek wife if Yiayia allows (hilarious video)

A hilarious video with Vietnamese student Simonn Nguen who loves everything Greek and would love a Greek wife. If he can only pass the yiayia test – that is that the Greek granny would give her blessing. “I love Greek girls but no yiayia will let me marry one,” says …

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Greek-Australian Communities against right to vote in Greece

“Greek migrants living outside of Greece for decades have no position, but it is also dangerous to decide on the plight of the Greek people, given that they are not aware of the Greek reality and their lives are not affected by what is happening in Greece.” This is the …

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Top plastic surgeon from Australia in Greece to help victims of wildfires

A top plastic surgeon based in Adelaide has traveled from Australia to Greece to offers his help and expert assistance to the victims of the wildfires who have suffered burn injuries. Dr John Greenwood who has developed synthetic skin product hopes to be able to use it on the fire …

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Box of soil from Crete battlefield for War Monument in Australia (video)

77 years after the Battle of Crete, the Municipality of Rethymno gave a box with soil from the battlefield to Ambassador of Australia. The move followed a request of the Australian government that will put the box  together with another 99 boxes of soil from different battlefields at a monument …

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Greek Presidential Guard, the Evzones, to lay wreath in Camden on Anzac Day

Members of the revered Hellenic Presidential Guard, also called evzones, will stop by Camden Bicentennial Equestrian park on Saturday, April 28th2018, to take part in an historic wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial. The visit was arranged by the Macarthur Greeks association and is a first for the area, presidential guard rarely visits …

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Touching moments for Evzones commemorating Anzacs in Australia

Touching moments for the men of the Greek presidential guard in Australia. Some Evzones could not hold back their tears, when they listened to the words of  Bishop Nikandros speaking highly of Greece and the ethos of Evzones. During the speech, two of the Evzones became so emotional about their …

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Full Moon, Eclipse and a green Comet named Honda: Feb 10/2017

A Snow full moon, a subtle lunar eclipse and a strange green comet named Honda, the Comet 45P. Rare phenomena occur over our heads today, Friday, February 10th 2017. The comet is flashing emerald green and is marked by a long purple tail. Skywatchers this weekend will get two special, …

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Got this nice Christmas message…

Two days ago KTG received this thoughtful and compansionate Christmas message, composed and sent by a Greek migrant living in Australia since 30 years. This ol’ chap came back to Athens over the Christmas holidays and feels apparently extremely annoyed for not being cheered up with happy XMAS stories, but has to read …

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