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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    On the anniversary of a poet's birth, a universal message to nations

    • Warwick McFadyen
    • 20 February 2024
    1 Comment

    ‘The loss of memory by a nation is also a loss of its conscience.’ As the loss of conscience grows with each succeeding generation, one day righting the boat on the sea of forgetfulness will become impossible. In the end, what people don’t know, they won’t miss. 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Forgiving and forgetting

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 23 February 2023
    6 Comments

    During a trip to Poland, an encounter with the story of Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor, who chose to forgive those who persecuted her and her family, serves as a reminder of the costly and essential need for remembrance and reconciliation.   

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  • AUSTRALIA

    For every silver lining there’s a cloud for refugees in Australia

    • Kerry Murphy
    • 05 April 2022
    3 Comments

    Recently the Government announced a special visa program for Ukrainians fleeing the war in their home country. The desperate situation in the Ukraine has dominated news for the last month, and already many tens of thousands of Ukrainians have fled their country seeking safety in nearby countries like Poland, Hungary and Rumania. Whilst Ukrainian migration to Australia is relatively small numerically, the response was quick and seemingly generous — a three-year visa with Medicare and work rights.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Ukraine requires inclusive humanitarian response

    • David Treanor
    • 28 March 2022
    5 Comments

    As this conflict unfolds, many governments commit necessary life-saving support for vulnerable people. However, these measures may not reach all citizens and groups, at least equitably. These include frail aged persons, children traveling without parents and those who live an intellectual and developmental disability (IDD).

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  • EUREKA STREET TV

    Studying the health needs of refugees

    • Peter Kirkwood
    • 10 August 2012

    'We act as if we are historically as well as geographically isolated, with no responsibilities for those who seek our assistance.' For 20 years Deborah Zion has researched ethical issues concerning vulnerable populations. Her interest began with her own family, Jews from Poland who sought refuge in Australia before World War II.

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  • RELIGION

    Beatifying the Polish Pope

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 29 April 2011
    15 Comments

    John Paul II was as much a Polish Catholic as Mary MacKillop was Australian. His moral force eroded the legitimacy of the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe. The controversy about his beatification is not about his virtue or historical significance, but about his legacy to the Church.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Plane tragedy prolongs Polish-Russian curse

    • Tony Kevin
    • 13 April 2010
    4 Comments

    The Devil himself could not have better orchestrated Sunday's air tragedy at Smolensk Airport. It was to be a symbolic moment of reconciliation between two neighbouring countries that have been separated by war.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Australia shamed as climate reaches turning point

    • Tony Kevin
    • 05 December 2008
    8 Comments

    Barack Obama has deflected heat off the US at the current climate change conference in Poland. But in true Howardian style, Australia, by sitting on the sidelines, is sabotaging the conference's prospects of real-time progress.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The provocative folly of Poland missile defence

    • Tony Kevin
    • 26 August 2008
    9 Comments

    The US Polish-Czech missile defence system will be both futile, and provocative to Russia - an irresponsible initiative typical of the outgoing Bush administration. This is dangerous baggage that Obama or McCain will now have to deal with.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Patrick Barrow

    • Patrick Barrow
    • 01 November 2007

    Patrick Barrow teaches English overseas and has worked as a tour guide in Europe. He has travelled extensively in China, Poland, Thailand and Germany, and currently resides in Russia, in the Ural mountains on the western edge of Siberia.  

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Tony Kevin

    • Tony Kevin
    • 18 October 2007

    Tony Kevin retired from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1998, after a 30-year public service career in DFAT and Prime Minister's Department. He was Australia's ambassador to Poland (1991–94) and Cambodia (1994–97).

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    B.W.Shearer

    • B.W.Shearer
    • 17 May 2007

    B.W.Shearer is a Melbourne writer who has been published in the USA, Poland and Australia. A collection of his children's plays, Plays to Value, was published by Curriculum Corporation in 2005.

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