Peter Dutton MP praises Australia’s Greek community in Christmas message

Australia’s Leader of the Opposition, Peter Dutton MP, has praised the contribution of the Greek community to Australian society in his 2022 Christmas message.

In the message, Mr Dutton also commended The Greek Herald on its “respected” reporting on the Greek community this year.

Full Message:

On behalf of the Coalition, I thank the Greek Australian community for all your contributions to our nation this year in so many fields of endeavour.

Australians of Greek ancestry are one of the largest groups within the global Greek diaspora. 

The first Greeks who migrated to Australia arrived in the 19th century. It was the interwar period of the 20th century which saw a major increase in Greek migration. Indeed, the founding of The Greek Herald in 1926 helped to bring Australia’s growing Greek diaspora together. As larger numbers of Greeks settled in Australia following the Second World War, the newspaper’s appeal broadened even further. 

For almost a century now, The Greek Herald has been providing timely and newsworthy content to Greek Australians and its growing readership. In 2023, the newspaper inches closer to its centenary celebration as it marks its 97th anniversary.

I congratulate and commend The Greek Herald for its reporting this year which has been widely respected and appreciated, particularly within the Greek community in Australia comprising almost 425,000 people with Greek ancestry. To the entire team at The Greek Herald and to your loyal readership, I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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