The Greek Community of Melbourne was founded in 1897 and is one of the oldest ethnic communities in Australia. The Chinese community were here before us.
To think that the collective frustration that we all feel during these extraordinary times is manifested in vile, racist attacks on anyone is to be condemned. Covid19 may have its origins in China but for this to justify attacks on our Asian brethren is abhorrent. The Greek Community of Melbourne like so many communities thrives in a contemporary multicultural Australia that celebrates its cosmopolitanism and identity. Any attacks based on race are an anathema to this very idea and to the much championed “Aussie Spirit” that is called on at such times.
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