Category: COMMUNITY

The decimation of the Victorian Tax industry

Peter Adamis Abalinx 15 December 2016 I am a great believer in free enterprise, small business as I am of the belief that these two concepts go a long way in employing the millions of Australians.  It is safe to say that all governments whether it is at the federal state and even at the…

Chris Kalavritrinos calls a spade a spade

CHRIS KALAVITRINOS – AN AUSTRALIAN LAKONIAN PERSPECTIVE Peter Adamis Abalinx 15 December 2016 Chris Kalavitrinos, a past President of the Pallaconian Brotherhood, in his article written in Greek puts matters into perspective. In doing so he has effectively embarrassed the Renegade group of individuals.    Chris Kalavitrinos and Sam Mihelakos also a past President and…

I am an Aussie mate and being Greek is not a dirty word

Peter Adamis Abalinx 15 December 2016 There are times in life when one wishes that he or she had the passion of a Greek.  I confess that I love this country we call home Australia with the passion of a Greek. Having said that does not mean that I would turn my back on my…

Leadership in Australia

Peter Adamis Abalinx 13 December 2016 Recently I was asked to answer three questions on Australian leadership and what it meant to me.  To some it may come easy while to others it may evoke emotional responses of images and memories that are both positive and negative in nature, depending on one’s life experiences.  A…

Australian Lakonians are warriors and united as one

Abalinx 13 December 2016 Peter Adamis The ancient Lakonians were a conglomeration of families that dotted the Lakonian countryside in ancient Greece. They became organised under the banner of the Spartans who were drawn from the families that dotted the Lakonian landscape.  A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: AUSTRALIAN LAKONIANS ARE…

It is all Greek to me

Peter Adamis   Abalinx 11 December 2016 I would like to place on record that it is a pity that in times of turmoil, stress, uncertainty and ignorance that the best and the worst of us as individuals come to the surface.  During these periods of unrest, chaos and hostility, a calm and cool head is…

Stepping back to smell the roses and live

Peter Adamis Abalinx 9 December 2016 Tonight was a milestone for me. As promised some three years ago, I stepped aside from all political positions and just remaining a member of the Liberal Party. I will confess that I am an unashamed right wing conservative with family and Defence as my favourite issues. I have…

THE BARE FACTS OF LEONIDAS TWO FACES

Peter Adamis 25 November 2106 One thing I know, that I know nothing. This is the source of my wisdom. Source:  Socrates Philosopher of the 5th century BC.  This is an excellent starting point for any discussion and the perfect platform for readers to make their own assumptions of what is right and wrong about…

IS BEING LACONIC UN-AUSTRALIAN OR JUST PLAIN GREEK

Peter Adamis 22 November 2016 After some 64 years living as an Australian of Greek heritage, I find it ironic that I am now questioning my own origins and wondering which of my two cultures has survived the ravages of time. Yes, while it is true that I am proud to be an Australian whose…

Life can be disappointing and yet wonders never cease

Abalinx 15 October 2016 Peter Adamis In life we meet many and through the filters of time we strike a balance between the physical and psychological defences that we surround ourselves with.   An elderly and wise mentor of mine, once remarked to expect the best and worse from those you least expect it.  As a…