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Battle of Crete Commemorations – Crete, 15-20 May 2018

Australian War Memorial photo Battle of Crete

Battle of Crete commemorations will be held in the regions of Rethymno and Chania from 15 to 20 May: an opportunity to honour the memory of the Australian service personnel who fought to help defend Crete during WWII. See programme here (pdf).


 

ANZAC Day Commemoration 2018

Photo credit: Carlo Raciti Photo credit: Carlo Raciti  Photo credit: Carlo Raciti 

Australians and New Zealanders in Athens were joined by Greek officials and representatives of other countries yesterday to mark #AnzacDay2018 at the Phaleron Commonweatlh War Cemetery. Thank you to all those who joined us in remembering Australian servicemen and women who lost their lives during wartime.

 

ANZAC Day Commemoration in Athens

The Australian Embassy in Athens hosted the annual Anzac Day commemoration on Tuesday 25 April at 11:00 am at the Phaleron Commonwealth War Cemetery.

Anzac Day is an important occasion to honour the sacrifice and courage of the original Anzacs and of all our servicemen and women who have given their lives in times of war.

The commemoration was attended by the Minister for National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff and Ambassadors and Deputy Heads of Mission of 15 countries as well as students from both the St Lawrence College in Athens and the first junior High School of Voula.

The service was attended by more than 100 people, among them Australians and New Zealanders based in Greece and others who travelled from home to honour the courage and sacrifice of our servicemen and women.

 

Greek special needs students celebrate their work with Australian Ambassador

(Media Release in English) (Media Release in Greek)

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD 2016

Video transcript in English
Video transcript in Greek
Video transcript in Romanian
Video transcript in Bulgarian

 

17 Embassies support Athens Pride 2016

  

Diplomats support Athens Pride 2016

Diplomats from the Embassies of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA in Greece will once again be expressing their support for the Athens Pride festival and parade on June 11, 2016 by taking part in the day-long event.

The theme of this year’s Athens Pride “Women are Made Not Born/Men are Made Not Born” pays special attention to the challenges transgender people encounter.  Our countries strongly support the rights of all LGBT people as part of our commitment to universal human rights.

Annual LGBT pride events take place around the world, usually in June.  Pride events, along with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in May, serve to reaffirm the equality and dignity of all persons, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Honouring Women in War

    

On 31 August 2015, a group of sixty nurses from Australia and New Zealand embarked on a commemorative journey to remember the Anzac Nursing sisters of 1915.

This voyage, organised by researcher Ms Clare Ashton, will take the group to Lemnos where they will re-enact the August 1915 arrival of the Australian nurses.

Before departing from the port of Piraeus, the group assembled at the Phaleron Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery to honour the fallen and begin their journey.

Ambassador Griffin and Embassy staff were there to welcome the group and wish them well on their voyage. 

 

MH17 National Memorial Service

Transcript of The Prime Minister The Hon. Tony Abbott MP address to the MH17 National Memorial Service
Parliament House, Canberra.