Sophie Scamps MP signs initiative to recognise Greek, Armenian and Assyrian genocides


Federal Member for Mackellar, Dr Sophie Scamps, has signed the Joint Justice Initiative’s Affirmation of Support calling for the Australian Government to recognise the 1915 Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire.

Dr Scamps joined over thirty of her parliamentary colleagues to support the Greek, Armenian and Assyrian communities in Australia.

Dr Sophie Scamps.

Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU), Michael Kolokossian, said in a statement: “We thank Dr Sophie Scamps for affirming her support and working constructively with the ANC-AU to advance national recognition of the genocides.”

“Australia must recognise the 1915 Genocides and hold the perpetrators accountable to ensure crimes against humanity are never repeated,” Mr Kolokossian said.

Source: Armradio




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


Latest News

Fifty years strong: Celebrating the enduring legacy of Modern Greek at Sydney University

The Department of Modern Greek at the University of Sydney marks its milestone 50th anniversary this year and to celebrate, more than 100 past...

HACCI SA celebrate one year since revival with annual Parliament House event

By Peter Tantalos The South Australian Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI SA) commemorated the first anniversary of its revival by hosting its...

AHEPA NSW to mark 90 years of service

AHEPA NSW will mark 90 years of service to Hellenism and to Australia since the founding meeting at the northern NSW town of Werris...

Tom Koutsantonis MP gets extra portfolio in SA Cabinet reshuffle

In a recent South Australian government cabinet reshuffle, Tom Koutsantonis was given an extra portfolio following the resignation of Independent MP, Geoff Brock. According to...

Stefanos Tsitsipas knocks back Maria Sakkari’s Olympics offer for ‘dream with brother’

Greek tennis champion, Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed that he is unlikely to play mixed doubles with his Greek compatriot, Maria Sakkari at the 2024...

You May Also Like

Olympiacos beat Cukaricki 3-1 at Europa League playoffs

Olympiacos took a crucial step in the first match for the Europa League playoffs. The Red and Whites prevailed 3-1 against Cukaricki at G. Karaiskakis Stadium. They now have...

‘Greeks became an example of resistance’: Archbishop Makarios marks OXI Day

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia has issued a message today to mark the 81st anniversary of OXI Day. In his message, His Eminence pays...

Pandora Papamihail makes one woman’s charm bracelet dream a reality

In August 2022, Ineke Blakeman submitted a story from her childhood to ABC Radio National’s “Life in 500 Words” segment about her dream of...