Paulina Olszanka on grassroots response to the refugees in Poland

AIPA organised a zoom webinar on Saturday 26 March at 7.00 pm Melbourne time, (9.00 am in Warsaw) with the Polish-Australian journalist Paulina Olszanka, who is originally from Melbourne. Paulina Olszanka has written for the Guardian, the Fairfax Media, the Economist, and is a regular contributor to The Times in the UK. With a background in anthropology and sociology, she focuses mainly […]

AIPA Board Stands with Ukraine

A number of AIPA members have attended recent rallies in Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart in support of Ukraine.  The Australian Institute of Polish Affairs stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian state, so brutally attacked by Russia.  We unequivocally condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and call for the harshest possible sanctions to be imposed […]

SBS interview with the new President of AIPA

Dr Alexandra Dunwill was interviewed by radio SBS to talk about AIPA's achievements, new challenges, and plans for the future. The link to the interview (in Polish) is here.

Polish Woman Recognised as Righteous Among the Nations

On 13 December 2021, in Melbourne, a Polish woman who, during the Second World War provided help to a Jewish couple, was recognised posthumously by Israel's Yad Vashem Institute, which bestowed on her the title of "Righteous Among the Nations". Rena Makarow, a Polish Catholic woman, was living in Vilnius in 1941 when German forces invaded the city. […]

Book: Fenomen Australijskiego Instytutu Spraw Polskich. Przykład aktywności obywatelskiej polskiej inteligencji w Australii po 1989 roku

Book by Zofia Kinowska-Mazaraki has been published in 2021 to analyse the 30 years of AIPA activities and our Institute's contribution to the intellectual life in Australia including public diplomacy and Polish - Jewish relations. Australijski Instytut Spraw Polskich to w ostatnim trzydziestoleciu ważny i wyróżniający się element Polonii Australijskiej. Prezentowana publikacja „Fenomen Australijskiego Instytutu […]
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