The Greek Orthodox Community of NSW celebrates 120 years since its establishment, and this year marks the 36th year of the Greek Festival Of Sydney. I was honoured to once more represent the City of Sydney at the official launch at Tumbalong Park Darling Harbour. The programme this year features music, food, theatre, events for children, […]
On Saturday, I was invited to speak at a Kings Cross rally in protest of a proposal to demolish the iconic Bourbon and Beefsteak Bar and other surrounding buildings to make way for an eight-story apartment complex. Over 250 passionate community members stayed through the rain to listen to the speakers and fight for their […]
During December, I was thrilled to be invited to take part in the Royal Australian Navy Community Leaders at Sea program. I had an amazing time checking out the great work of our Navy, getting a ride in their newest helicopter, the MRH90, visiting flight simulation facilities and meeting with the Navy’s newest Officer trainees […]
Today, I spoke at the Salvation Army’s 2017 Walkathon to support the important cause of ending modern slavery. The Freedom Partnership is the Salvos’ national initiative to raise money that will go towards mobilising community, business and government to realise their contributions to modern slavery and it will help victims of modern slavery in crisis through the Australian Freedom Fund. […]
I was delighted to speak at the launch of the Salvation Army’s 2017 Walkathon to support the important cause of ending modern slavery. The Freedom Partnership is the Salvos’ national initiative to raise money that will go towards mobilising community, business and government to realise their contributions to modern slavery and it will help victims of modern slavery […]
It was an honour to attend the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Kuttabul. In 1942, the Royal Australian Navy lost seven ships and 670 members of their crews to enemy action. The HMAS Kuttabul was one of those ships. Learn more about its history here.
I was very pleased to be able to attend the Commemoration Service & Wreath Laying Ceremony to commemorate the 96th Birthday of the Royal Australian Air Force on the 24th of March.
Last night I visited the Pyrmont Chamber of Commerce’s annual Seafood Spectacular. What a blast, with apprentice chefs from one Sydney’s excellent TAFE programs creating fabulous seafood canapes, with matching wines at the landmark Sydney Fish Markets. In light of announced developments to the fish market, it was great to visit and see what’s going at the […]
Sydney is an international city with a multitude of unique and exciting communities and suburbs throughout. Perhaps one of its greatest, and certainly one of its oldest, is Haymarket – better known to most as Chinatown. A lot of cities, particularly major trade centres, have their own version of a Chinatown. The initial aim of […]
This is one of the proudest cultural moments that the Greek community of Sydney, and indeed Australia has had. The Greek Presidential Guard (EVZONES) marching down the middle of George St. I am very proud that I was able to facilitate a magnificent collaborative effort to provide a police escort for the Presidential Guard to […]