Anthony Albanese: ‘Today, is a proud day to be Greek’

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The Leader of the Opposition and the Australian Labor Party, Anthony Albanese, has sent a message to the Greek Australian community to mark the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.

In his message he speaks about his own electorate of Grayndler having a “thriving Greek community”.

Full Message in English:

Today, is a proud day to be Greek.
 
As leader of the Australian Labor Party, I take great pleasure in wishing the Greek Australian community a very special 200th anniversary of the Hellenic Republic and the establishment of Modern Greece.
 
Australia is home to the third largest Greek population outside of Greece. My own electorate of Grayndler has a thriving Greek community.
 
The Greek community, wherever they are in the world, are strong, proud and flourishing. This is because Greeks today want to pay respect and celebrate the sacrifices of their mothers and fathers.
 
So today, we celebrate the 400 years since the beginning of the end of the Ottoman Empire’s occupation of Greece and the 200 years since the great Greek revolt in the Peloponnese.
 
I wish our Greek community well as they celebrate the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence.
 
Ελευθερία ή θάνατος, Freedom or Death, has lost none of its meaning, its resonance, or its power in the two centuries since.
 
Zito i Ellias! Long Live Hellas!

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