Greek-Australian communities are bracing themselves for an influx of new Greek immigrants from the “old country”, as talks with between the SYRIZA government and creditors remain at an impasse.
More than 10,000 ethnic Greeks with Australian citizenship rights have already shown an interest in leaving for Australia.
The director of the Greek Centre in Melbourne, George Menidis, says he has received many requests from Greece residents seeking a better future.
“I expect a huge influx over the upcoming years. There is a clear sense of an imminent rift between Greece and the EU”, according to the president of the Greek student’s association, Tas Sgardelis.
On his part, Greek Australian Senator Arthur Synodinos stresses that a Grexit would result in a “desertification” of the country.