Diasporic Greeks in Australia are often hailed as a success story in terms of their ability to maintain Greekness, linkages to Greece and to participate fully in Australian life. This paper will critically discuss this using qualitative research conducted with members of the Greek diaspora in Melbourne and Canberra. In doing so, it will stress that despite strong feelings of Greekness, there are heterogeneous ways to practice and negotiate Greek identity in diaspora and remain connected to Greece. It will also highlight that this identity does not necessarily translate easily into obligation towards the homeland in terms of economic development or mobilisation activities. The paper will discuss the reasons for this and will provide some policy recommendation; these will stress the need for the Greek government to make more effort to connect with, include and use this diaspora's expertise and financial resources more effectively. It will also outline that the diaspora itself needs to be mindful of the reality of generational change, and of ways to ensure younger generations feel included within the diaspora.
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