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The Kefalonian ambassador to USA
« on: Monday, 15 July, 2019 @ 14:18:29 »
A significant number of Greek settlers and their children assumed positions of prestige and power within public aministration, influencing political decisions and the process of governing. Athanasios Synodinos, the son of Kephalonian immigrants who arrived in 1953, was born in Newcastle [New South Wales, Australia] and after graduating in economics entered the public service, becoming a ministerial and Prime Ministerial advisor. Synodinos, who served as president and Treasurer of the Greek Orthodox Community of Canberra (1978-2002), was appointed Chief of Staff of Prime Minister John Howard (2000-2004). The main stream press portrayed Synodinos  as the most influential (number one) covert power player in Australia's political system, during the period 2001-2005, while Prime Minister Howard attributed to Synodinos his election victory and success in government in 2001.
The Greeks in Australia, by Anastasios Myrodis Tamis.

Anastasios Synodinos, aka Arthur Sinodinos, AO, has been appointed Australian ambassador to the USA.