Assassin and murderer Dimitris Koufodinas granted furlough | Neos Kosmos

Former Marxist group leader Dimitris Koufodinas who is currently serving 11 life sentences has been granted a two-day furlough, a move lambasted by the international community. Reports reveal that prison authorities granted his request for the furlough on the condition he reports to a police station twice a day. This is Koufodinas’s first leave since … Continue reading Assassin and murderer Dimitris Koufodinas granted furlough | Neos Kosmos

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‘No stone left unturned’ for restoration of Evangelismos Church | Neos Kosmos

Restoration of Melbourne's oldest Greek Church Evangelismos will continue into 2018 as work to clean up debris and restore the extensively damaged ceiling continues, according to members of the committee managing the project. Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) president Bill Papastergiadis confirmed the contracts to start the restoration … Continue reading ‘No stone left unturned’ for restoration of Evangelismos Church | Neos Kosmos

The rise of Hellenic doughnuts | Neos Kosmos

Purveyors of Oakleigh's finest doughnuts, Yani and Nicholas Kabylakis talk to Neos Kosmos about doughnuts that 'touch people's hearts' Working in the hospitality industry was never such a far-fetched idea for the Kabylakis brothers. Born in Oakleigh to a Greek Australian mother and Greek father who migrated to Australia when he was 13, Yani and … Continue reading The rise of Hellenic doughnuts | Neos Kosmos

Fair fares: Pressure builds to secure concession cards for postgrads | Mojo

Fares Fair PTV, a coalition of Victorian university student associations, is working to secure student public transport concessions for full-time postgraduate students. The group claims the concession, which is available to postgraduates in all other states, would be beneficial as postgrads have the same limited earning capacity as undergraduate students. Graduate Student Association (GSA) president … Continue reading Fair fares: Pressure builds to secure concession cards for postgrads | Mojo

Marriage equality campaigners vow to keep fighting after ‘disappointing’ ruling | The Age

Supporters of marriage equality have vowed to continue campaigning after the High Court gave a green light to the same-sex marriage postal vote. Campaigning for the "yes" vote started almost immediately after the decision was handed down on Thursday afternoon, with supporters handing out pamphlets outside the High Court and neighbouring Flagstaff railway station. But the verdict has stirred up … Continue reading Marriage equality campaigners vow to keep fighting after ‘disappointing’ ruling | The Age

Max and his three dads celebrate difference on Father’s Day | Sydney Morning Herald

This Father's Day, seven-year-old Max will buy three presents for his three dads. Kids at school often ask Max: "Where's your mum?" Max says he doesn't have one. Instead he has a "special lady" who helped his dads have him. "He knows there was an egg donor and there was a surrogate. We've explained the … Continue reading Max and his three dads celebrate difference on Father’s Day | Sydney Morning Herald

Parenthood a joy for first-time dad pushing 60 | The Age

When people ask Brett Eagleton if toddler Katie is his granddaughter, he laughs. Katie, who is 20 months old, is his first child. But 59-year-old Mr Eagleton is not fazed by what others might think about his age. "People see that our bond is very strong," he says. The disability support worker married his long-term partner, Kim, when he was 51. Kim, 36, … Continue reading Parenthood a joy for first-time dad pushing 60 | The Age

Metro Tunnel: New train stations should be named after location, say transport users | The Age

When it comes to naming Melbourne's new train stations, commuters are torn between the creative and the bleeding obvious. A competition to name the Metro Tunnel's five new underground stations has prompted a wide range of suggestions, from the culturally significant to the contemporary (hello 'Smashed Avo' station). But Daniel Bowen from the Public Transport … Continue reading Metro Tunnel: New train stations should be named after location, say transport users | The Age

Do you use your hands to cover a cough or sneeze? You’re doing it all wrong | Sydney Morning Herald

Do you use your hand to cover your nose when you sneeze or your mouth when you cough? If so, you're doing it all wrong. Infection experts say you should use your arm instead. New rules around coughing and sneezing suggest the best way is to use the crook of your arm, or inner elbow, … Continue reading Do you use your hands to cover a cough or sneeze? You’re doing it all wrong | Sydney Morning Herald