Melbourne’s Greek Community seek taxation agreement between Greece and Australia


The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria have written to both the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Australia’s Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, asking for a double taxation agreement (DTA) between Australia and Greece.

In their letter to Mr Frydenberg, the Community stresses that a DTA is “one of the most common diplomatic agreements between nations” and the lack of a DTA between Greece and Australia is “proving to be a major impediment in encouraging better economic ties.”

“We seek your support on this matter and would welcome any opportunity to discuss the issues our community faces with you and or your staff at your convenience,” the Community wrote in the letter, stressing that they had also recently written to the Greek PM about the matter.

In this letter to Mitsotakis, signed by President of the Community, Bill Papastergiadis, and Legal Advisor, John Tripidakis, there was a specific focus on Greek Australians and their “hopes to increase their economic and investment relations with their country of origin, for the benefit of both countries.”

“Second and third generations of immigrant families make up the majority of successful professionals and entrepreneurs and many are looking forward to investment initiatives in Greece,” the letter said, before explaining the positives of a DTA.

Full Letter to Josh Frydenberg in English can be found here.

Full Letter to Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Greek can be found here.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Chris Ikonomidis signs with Macarthur FC

Macarthur FC have signed Socceroos winger Chris Ikonomidis on a two-year contract set to run until the end of the 2025-26 A-League season.

Andrew Mesourouni resigns from South Melbourne FC board

South Melbourne FC has announced the resignation of Andrew Mesourouni from the Board and his role as a Director of the club.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia issue statement after Bishop Emilianos resigns

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has issued a statement following the recent resignation of Bishop Emilianos of Meloa.

Perth Mayor Basil Zempilas welcomes reopening of women’s shelter

City of Perth Mayor Basil Zempilas has welcomed news that the Safe Night Space for vulnerable women escaping violence will reopen.

Sydney accountant Filomena Kyriacou sued for $3 million in unpaid tax

Sydney accountant Filomena Kyriacou is being sued by the Australian Taxation Office for more than $3 million in unpaid taxes.

You May Also Like

Greece and Israel complete historic $1.68 billion defence agreement

"We believe this milestone agreement opens further new horizons of cooperation," the Embassy of the State of Israel to Greece said on Twitter.

Isobel Vlahiotis shares horror text messages after her sister’s fatal accident

On January 31 this year, everything changed for Isobel Vlahiotis when she discovered her sister was in a fatal car accident.

Greek hospitality to be on display at Greek Street Fair Burwood

Greek dancing, music, food and Greek hospitality will take centre stage at the annual Greek Street Fair Burwood on November 13.