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Marriage breakdowns shut out grandparents from seeing their grandchildren 22 May 2014 – Neos Kosmos Newspaper HELEN VELISSARIS Maria* hasn’t seen her granddaughter for more than a year. She sits, nervously crumpling the papers in her hands, trying to get the words out. Her granddaughter is the only living connection she has to her son. He passed away four years ... Read More »

Technicality thwarts Mildura case

Mary Bakopoulos will continue to fight her case with the help of the Archdiocese 15 Apr 2014 HELEN VELISSARIS “I’m very disappointed with this. I’m not giving up, I’m determined to explore my options,” a passionate Mary Bakopoulos told Neos Kosmos this week. After The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) denied giving a ruling on the discrimination case she ... Read More »

Mildura church committee questioned over sexism

Woman claims she was denied committee membership because of her gender  Helen Velissaris Reporting 25 Feb 2014 – Neos Kosmos English Edition A Greek woman in the Victorian town of Mildura has taken the local Orthodox Church committee to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), arguing her application to join the committee was rejected because of her gender. Maria ... Read More »