Guy at Oakleigh

Abalinx 23 April 2022

Matthew Guy celebrates Orthodox Easter at Oakleigh.  Matthew Guy and Gladys Liu at St Anargiri Greek Orthodox Church in Oakleigh with Archbishop Makarios to commemorate the Orthodox Good Friday.

Attended by numerous Australians of Hellenic origins, Archbishop Makarios welcomed Matthew Guy and Gladys Liu.     Flanked by the tall and imposing Evzones that had arrived from Greece to commemorate the Battles of Greece and Crete as well as to pay tribute to the those who had served on Lemnos Island during the Gallipoli campaign.  Matthew Guys presence is most welcomed by those living in Oakleigh and its surrounding districts and he was warmly welcomed.

Jeff Kennett was the last leader of the Liberal party to be accepted by the Australian Greeks into their bosom and it certainly appears that Matthew Guy is on his way to emulate his mentor, Jeff Kennett.  Gladys Liu on the other hand has lived in the electorate of Chisolm and is well known to many of the New Australian communities of whose ethnic backgrounds have gone far to strengthen the fabric of Australian society.

Matthew Guy is no stranger to ethnic communities and has always been welcomed by them in the past. Matthew Guy’s Ukrainian background holds him in good stead and it is obvious to many who know him that he is very concerned for currently living in Ukraine under harsh conditions. He is well aware of the ancient Ukrainian Greeks who have been living in the Ukraine and of those residing amidst the shores of the Black Sea.

Matthew Guy’s return to the leader of the opposition is seen as a positive step in the right direction to counteract the influence of Daniel Andrews. Right or wrong, Daniel Andrews pandemic policies and political decisions brought Victorians to their knees economically, creating an unacceptable environment and in the minds of many, allegedly responsible for the aged care calamity and one that could have been avoided.

Matthew Guys ‘RECOVER’ campaign has made a dent in Daniel Andrews campaign and it seems that he has allegedly relocated to a seaside suburb of Melbourne.   Whether this is a sign of the times, history is yet to unfold what it has in store for Victorians.  It is envisioned that Matthew Guy will do well over the coming months leading to the State election.

Peter Adamis is a (not for profit) Journalist/Commentator. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum.  He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News.  He holds a Bachelor   of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Contact via Email: [email protected]