Gosia’s Calendar

17 March 2015

As part of media consolidation strategy all of Gosia’s Consular events and public appearances can be now accessed on her Fb page by followers and friends.

Daily updates on Polish – Australian multilateral relations as well as cultural. political and economic news will appear as main Posts on the front page of this site as well as on Gosia Hill’s Fb page and on Fb of a group  POLandAUSSIE.  There will no longer be Calendar entries here except for consolidated Annual Reports.

 

2 July 2014

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Gosia attended a Consular Corps workshop last night hosted by the Danish Consulate at the boardroom of Grundfos. We were reminded by Mr Alex Brooking, Director of DFAT in Adelaide that the Consular Corps play a critical role in developing relations between the states, furthering the development of trade and investment, forming practical and meaningful links in the area tourism, education, scientific and medical research. Consuls are in a unique position to advise governments and the corporate sector on forging international linkages as they have a combination of knowledge and experience of both the sending and receiving state. For more detail on the role of Consular Corps please refer to Article 5 of the Vienna Convention where the Thirteen functions of a consul are listed, including protecting in the receiving state the interests of the sending state and its nationals, as well as developing the commercial, economic, cultural, and scientific relations between the two countries. Also refer the Diplomatic Bible – Satow’s Guide to Diplomatic Practice.

 

 

15 June 2014

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Gosia attended the official reception at the Polish Embassy in Canberra.  The Delegation of Polish Parliamentarians lead  by The Speaker of the Polish  Senate, Bogdan Borusewicz  was greeted by the Hon Bronwyn Bishop, The Speaker of the House of Representatives at the official Reception hosted by H.E. Pawel Milewski, Polish Ambassador to Australia.

Polish-Australian children, dressed in beautiful, new, traditional costumes (gift from the Polish Government) entertained the guests and enjoyed the delicious cake personally served by Ms Bishop and Mr Borusewicz.  Buffet dinner of hot and cold dishes was served featuring Polish delicacies, such as herrings and tatar. Catering by http://www.mazzaro.com.au/

Parliamentarians met with their Australian counterparts and the Minister of Foreign Affairs  Julie Bishop as well as State Governments officials. International security and economic collaboration are the top priorities for in the Polish -Australian bilateral relations.

 

25 May 2014

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Gosia took part in the special gathering of the Literary and Cultural Group in the afternoon devoted to celebrating the pride and glory of the Polish capital Warsaw, which suffered a terrible time during the Nazi Blitz and later under the occupation and rose from ruins thanks to the determination and resolve of the Polish people. after being totally destroyed.

During the month of May Dom Polski is hosting an exhibition Curated by Edmund Dudzinski of the documents and photographs of Warsaw to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. http://www.warsawuprising.com/.

Exhibition is open to the public every day throughout May from 10.00am – 4.00pm at Dom Polski Centre, Angas St, Adelaide

Wystawa jest otwarta codziennie w maju 2014 od godziny  10-tej  do 16-tej.  Komitet Polish Hill River Church Museum i Centralny Dom Polski serdecznie zapraszaja do zwiedzenia wystawy, poswieconej bohaterstwu Polakow z  tamtych lat, ktorym oddajemy szacunek za to, ze nie wahali sie poswiecic zycia dla Ojczyzny.

 

19 March 2014

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Gosia had a  pleasure to be involved in the visit program to Flinders University by for the Polish Delegation from the  National Centre for Research and Development led by Professor Krzysztof Kurzydlowski.

The delegation were impressed with the research at Flinders and committed to helping find collaborations that might fit both Flinders and the Polish research agenda. This would lead to increased activity and greater advancement for both countries.

NCBiR were particularly interested in the relevance that Flinders has been able to achieve with local business and achieving outcomes, they were going to explore ways to replicate or foster Polish researchers to participate with Flinders Partners.

 

16 February 2014

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Gosia hosted Ms Deb deBruijn, B.A., M.L.S. from the Trent University in Canada and facilitated a sightseeing and wine tasting tour to McLaren Vale, the beautiful wine growing region of South Australia.

  20 January 2014

 

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Gosia co-hosted a farm visit at the beautiful property of Mrs and Mr Lake, South of Adelaide for potential investors from Singapore to South Australia.  Their daughter is now enrolled as a Boarding student at the Walford Anglican School for Girls, Hyde Park.

 

8 December, 2013

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Hon Consul Gosia Hill attended the end of year performance at Dom Polski of the folkloric ensemble TATRY Adelaide.  Ms Hill presented flowers and gifts to dedicated teachers, choreographers and instructors who continue to volunteer their time in support of  the young generations of dancers and singers.  The colourful event was once again a great success!

11 November, 2013

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Honrary Consuls were hosted by HE Amassador Pawel Milewski to an official State Lunch at the Ambassador’s residence in Canberra to commemorate the Polish National Independence Day, 11 November.

11 November, 2013

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Gosia Hill attended a strategic and planning meeting of the Honarary Consuls with the Polish Ambassador HE Pawel Milewski, Deputy Head of Mission, Piotr Buszta and the Polish Consul General Regina Jurkowska at the Polish Embassy in Canberra.

http://www.canberra.msz.gov.pl/en/news/meeting_of_honorary_consuls_of_poland_in_australia

10 November, 2013

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Hon Consul participated in the Polish National Day Celebrations at the John Paul II Centre in Canberra. The Children’s group Krasnoludki entertained the gathered guests following the Holy ass and the official proceedings.

 

8 November, 2013

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Gosia was present at Polish Consulate General in Sydney at the Launch of  Sugared Orange, Recipes and Stories from winter in Poland follow up to the the Award winning book Rose Petal Jam, Recipes and Stories from Summer in Poland, By Beata Zatorska.

http://www.sugaredorange.com/Sugared_Orange/Sugared_Orange_1.html

27 October, 2012

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Gosia attended the opening of the Art Exhibition “Rhythm Tree” of Lois Turner, an Adelaide artist and Exhibition Administrator at the South Australian School of Art.  The exhibition is featured at the Angove Vineyards in the picturesque McLaren Vale.

23 October 2013

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Hon Consul attended the end of year Governor’s function at the Intercontinental hotel Adelaide. SA Consular Corps consists of  both career and honorary consuls accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and who perform official duties for their respective countries and educate and inform the local community about the nations they represent.

20 October, 2013

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Honorary Consul joined the Polish Women’s Auxiliary (Kolo Polek) at the Polish Markets at the Millienium Hall, Enfield, South Australia.  The Markets are organised annually to showcase Polish small businesses in South Australia.

19 October, 2013

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Hon Consul was a special guest at the Polish  Poetry Reciting Contest.

Three categories of contestants were judged, Pre-school,
School Children and Adults.  Gosia Hill  funded two prizes for the youngest contestants.

15 October 2013

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Hon Consul, Gosia Hill attended the Polish Seniors Club lunch at Dom Polski Centre Adelaide.  Beautiful people, happy and cheerful despite the many tragedies, challenges, illnesses and often lack of understanding from the younger generations.  It was a privilege to share the time with you lovely ladies!

12 October, 2013

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Hon Consul Gosia Hill, delivered the opening address at the World Premiere of the feature documentary Once My Mother at the Adelaide Film Festival 2013.  The feature documentary re-examines the relationship of the film Director, Sophia Turkiewicz with her mother, a Polish refugee. http://oncemymother.com/.  The Premiere was sold out and a standing ovation was testimony to the film’s heart tugging impact on the audience. The screening was followed by the cocktails sponsored by http://www.alexandrinacheese.com.au/ and http://www.foxcreekwines.com/.

10 October,

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Hon Consul Gosia Hill accepted an invitation to become the Patron of the “Positive Women’s Club” in Adelaide.  Established by busiess women of Polish background, the ladies will meet every second Thursday of the month at Mama Pierogi Café in 96 Gawler Place Adelaide.

Klub Pozytywnej Kobiety skierowany jest do kobiet, ktore pragna osiagnac stan harmonii polaczenia zycia zawodowegoz zyciem osobistym I odnalezieniu czasu dla siebie aby robic to co naprawde chca.

3 August, 2013

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Gosia hosted an academic women’s delegation from Indonesia.  The ladies enjoyed cooking a European style meal together and sharing political, economic and cultural aspects of life in their respective counties.

1 August, 2013

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A traditional Polish country food was served to welcome Gosia’s Malaysian business assiciates at the Hon. Consul’s residence in Adelaide.

30 July 2013

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Gosia attended the South Australian Consular Corps function along with Consular representatives of over 50 countries in Adelaide.  Lieutenant Governor, Hieu Van Lee, the Leader of the Opposition Steven Marshall, Speaker, The Hon. Michael Atkinson, as well as other MPs , including the Hon. Jing Lee were also present.

12 July 2013

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Gosia attended the Open Day at the Polish Playgroup which has been recently launched at the Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre.  14 mothers, 8 beautiful children, grandmothers and even one great-grandmother enjoyed a lively morning playing games, singing and supporting one another with many important early childhood and family related matters.

26 June 2013

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The Hon Consul for Poland, Gosia Hill attended the official opening of the Nepalese Consulate in South Australia, http://www.necan.gov.np/index.htm followed by a dinner hosted by the Ambassador for Nepal in Australia His Excellency Rudra Kumar Nepal, at the “From the Orient” restaurant in Pirie St Adelaide http://www.fromorient.com.au/index.php?reservation.  Among the guests were members of the Consul Corps, Speaker of the SA Parlianment,  Lieutenant Governor, Members of Parliament, Chambers of Commerce, Tourism operators and other distinguished guests.  The evening also showcased Nepalese, culture, tourist attractions and dance.

13 June 2013

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Gosia Hill paid an official visit to the Polish Embassy in Canberra to meet with the newly appointed Polish Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Pawel Milewski.   http://www.canberra.msz.gov.pl/en/embassy/ambassador_cv/

1 May 2013

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Gosia Hill attended the Annual General Meeting of the the European Australian Business Council (EABC), which works in close association with many government, business and policy organisations focused on the bilateral economic relationship between Australia and Europe.

Europe remains Australia’s largest economic partner in terms of total trade and investment. Undoubtedly in the 21st century the trade and security relationship with China has emerging as one of the defining relationships for Australia in the 21st Century, where Australia and Europe share many common interests. During exchanges with visiting European leaders it is common for an exchange of views to occur on key business and political issues with China.

The past year has seen significant progress in the Australian-European relationship and the membership, activities and profile of the Council in supporting the bilateral trade and investment relationship.

2 May 2013

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Gosia attended the Polish National Day Celebrations at the Gonsulate General in Sydney.  The 3rd of May (Constitution Day) commemorates  the adoption of the first written Constitution in Europe on May 3 1791 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_May_3,_1791

The special guest at the event was the Polish Foreign Minister Mr Radek Sikorski who recognised three Australians by awarding them the Polish Government Honours.

The South Australian Federation of Polish organisations was represented at the Reception by Ms Marysia Hock (pictured)

17 April 2013

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The Polish community in South Australia has always supported newcomers, students, visitors and immigrants from Poland ariving in our state over the years.  Gosia, grateful for the help she hd received herself from her mentors, has, taken under her wings many compatriots lo0king for work, academic pathways or business opportunities. Today, Gosia connected a highly qualified Policewoman and digital security specialist from Poland with the Elena Sitnikova, Senior Lecturer at the Systems Engineering and Evaluation Centre at Uni SA

15 April, 2013

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A chance meeting at the Liberal Party Economic Forum,  has resulted in today’s catch up after many years and discussions between Gosia Hill, Director International Programs, AuEuConnect and Lyn Hay, the General Manager of the Adelaide Business Hub.

Since 1999, The Adelaide Business Hub has successfully grown a reputation for supporting our business clients with a personalized consulting service.  The Hub has always worked by two rules: Never, ever tell an entrepreneur what to do and Always deliver services that are supportive, relevant and immediate: The creed that they have work hard to follow is “Business support that is just for you, now”.   Watch this space for more news on the exciting programs, opportunities and initiatives!  Pictured Gosia Hill and Lyn Hay with a To Do List from today’s meeting.

http://adelaidebusinesshub.com.au/

10 April, 2013

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Gosia attended the International Conference of the Consortium for International Marketing Research (CIMaR) at the University of Adelaide, hosted by the Adelaide Business School, International Business and Marketing Disciplines.  The theme of the Conference was “Marketing in Diversity: Decline of the Old and Rise of New World Markets”.  The topic was timely in view of the growing number of new world entrants and acquisitions of old world entities by firms from the new. With the rapid growth of the Asian economies, there is a need to expand our knowledge of the region, to improve the quality of research, and make it both accessible and available to Australian companies who aim to engage in business, trade or partnerships with Asian counterparts.  The Conference was Chaired by the Associate Professor Susan Freeman (pictured in the background)

3 April, 2013

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Gosia attended the South Australian Liberal Party’s “Toward’s 2036: Economic Growth Forum” at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The forum was an opportunity to be involved in the formulation of an economic vision for our State as we head towards our Bicentenary in 2036.  A wide cross section of industry and community leaders, business owners and regional representatives were consulted and contributed to the discussions.

March 24, 2013

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The Polish Arts and Culture Group (Popoludnie Zywego Slowa) celebrated its 20th Anniverasary at Dom Polski in Adelaide.  The group meets once an month to share literary, performing and visual art works by Polish writers, poets and other creative compatriots in Poland and abroad.  Readings, recitals and group sing alongs are a great way to spend Sunday aftronoons over cakes, fruit, coffee and tea.  The anniversary cake and a glass of champagne were today’s additional attraction. The group reminisced and rememberd the past facilitators (RIP) and thanked the current coordinator Ms Ewa Polonska.

March 18-19, 2013

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The Organisation for the Security and Co-operation (OSCE) Australia Conference

Adelaide, 18-19 March 2013,  Improving the Security of Women and Girls

The Republic of Poland was represented at the OSCE Australia Conference by Ms Gosia Hill, Hon Consul in South   Australia

What is OSCE?

OSCE is a pan-European security body with permanent delegates from 56 participating States.

As a regional arrangement under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the OSCE is a primary instrument for early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation.

OSCE  deals with three dimensions of security: the human, the politico military and the economic / environmental.  It therefore addresses a wide range of security- related concerns, including:

  • arms  control,
  • preventative  diplomacy, confidence and security building measures
  • human rights
  • democratization
  • economic  and environmental issues.

It is cooperative in that all States participating in OSCE activities are equal in ststus and not bound by treaty, with decisions taken on a politically-binding basis by consensus.

Australia became an Asian Partner to the OSCE in 2009.   Last year Australia launched its National Action Plan for women, Peace and Security underscoring Australia’s support for the United Nations resolution 1325.  Improving security for women and girls is a fundamental dimension of international security.

Conference focus:

  • Combating gender based violence against women
  • Economic Empowerment of Women
  • Combating all forms of human trafficking

March 8, 2013

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At the invitation of the Hungarian Ambassador to Australia Ms Anna Siko, Gosia attended the Hungarian Wine Tasting organised by at the Hugarian Club in Norwood.  Present was also Mr Alex Brooking, Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs in South Australia, formerly Australian Ambassador to Hungary.

March 8, 2013

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This year’s UN International Women’s Day Breakfast attended in Adelaide by close to 2,500 people hasd a special theme of ending violence against women, particularly in Asia Pacific region.  In Australia a woman is killed almost every week by a male partner or ex-partner.  Two in three women aged 15-24 provide sex in exchange for food shelter or money in PNG.  Gosia attended the UN breakfast as a guest of the Flinders University and shook hands with Senator Penny Wong, members of the opposition, the Mayor of the city of Marion and was able to catch up with many freinds and colleagues, all donating to the critical services initiative fund.

March 7, 2013

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International Women’s Day was celebrated in Adelaide by ove 1,000 women from all continents and with different professional and personal journeys.  The annual Awards were presented to high achievers in various categories. Mrs Krystyna Luzny was awarded the prestigious Irene Krastev Trophy for her life long contribution to the community, especially her work with migrant and  refugee settlers in South Australia.  Gosia Hill joined in the celebrations with Dana Romanowski and Gosia Skalban (who accepted the Trophy on Mrs Luzny’s behalf.

March 3, 2013

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Teatr Stary in Adelaide is one of the oldest immigrant amatour Polish theatre groups abroad.  A dress rehearsal in front of life audience took place at the residence of Monika and Czarek Pawilsz prior to the group’s performance in Sydney at the invitation of the Consul General Daniel Gromann in April.

Kazimierz Brandys  Kazimierz Brandys,  (born October 27, 1916, Poland, died March 11, 2000, Paris, France), Polish novelist and essayist remembered both for his early espousal of Socialist Realism and his later rejection of communist ideology.

Play: “Sztuka Konwersacji”

Director: Ewa Lesniewska,

Cast: Marek Kobylecki and Jolanta Ratuszynska

(Puls Poloni)  Wojna drze na drobne kawałki uporządkowane życie bohaterów sztuki Izy, Łukasza i ich najbliższych. Niepewność dnia codziennego działaczy warszawskiego podziemia, spoglądanie śmierci w oczy w każdej chwili życia poświęconego ojczyźnie powoduje, że żyje się dzisiaj nie myśląc o jutrze, często raniąc najbliższych i kochanych. Po wojnie Iza i Łukasz wpadają w szpony tak samo okrutnej maszyny śmierci jak gestapo. Bohaterowie podziemia warszawskiego stają się przestępcami, wrogami ojczyzny, torturowanymi tym razem przez stalinowskie UB. Iza i Łukasz odnajdują siebie po dwóch stronach stalinowskiego „prawa”: on jako więzień polityczny, ona jako adwokat w okrutnym i zakłamanym systemie „sprawiedliwości” Polski Ludowej.

Rok 1956 przynosi wolność więźniom politycznym. Iza ucieka do Francji bardziej przed sobą samą niż przed oskarżeniem. Starzeje się i dziwaczeje dręcząc się przeszłością i zmieniając kłamstwa w prawdę, a prawdę w kłamstwa zapijane szklankami alkoholu. Trzydzieści pięć lat później w Paryżu zjawia się Łukasz, starszy, przystojny pan. Przystosował się do życia, jakie historia mu przyniosła dziwiąc się, że Iza uciekła do Francji dwadzieścia cztery dni przed jego zwolnieniem z więzienia, zamiast zacząć z nim wspólne życie. Iza miota się w poczuciu winy wobec Witolda, swego nieżyjącego męża. Łukasz jednak zna też tajemnicę Witolda, którą ten wyznał przed swoim aresztowaniem przez gestapo. Sam Łukasz staje twarzą w twarz ze straszną prawdą doganiającą go po przeszło czterdziestu latach.

February 27, 2013

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Gosia hosted a 5 time Olympic medalist Jagoda Polasik, who visited Australia 12 years, when shhe won 3 gold medals in Sydney.  Despite her disability Jagoda, now a Psychologist, is a real Champion motivator and activist, encouraging the new genertions to achieve their best in all aspects of personal, professional and sporting life.

Gosiu, Przede wszystkim dziekuje bardzo za wspanialy dzien spedzony z Toba i Twoja rodzina. To byly niezapomniane chwile, w dodatku utrwalone na zdjeciach.

Bardzo jestem Ci za to wdzieczna. Mam nadzieje, ze za bardzo Cie nie wyeksploatowalam. Masz super rodzinke i fantastyczny dom.

Pozdrawiam i do zobaczenia Jagoda

February 24, 2012

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The Dozynki Polish Festival Committee hosted a “Thank you” BBQ at Thorndon Park for all partners and sponsors who made the 2012 Dozynki Festival a successful Community event at the Polonia Soccer Club in Croydon, attended by over 5,000 people.  Ms Liliana Zyzniewska, the Committee’s Chair along with the other hard working volunteers are in the process of planning the next event, details to be announced.  Gosia was there and enjoyed the delicious food, a friendly company and the Polish colours!

February 21, 2013

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Australia is a multicultural nation, with 25% of residents born overseas.  It is important that govrrnment services are delvered effectively and that people from all cultural backgrounds have equall access to government information and services.  Gosia Hill, representing the Migrant Women Lobby Group,  attended consultations with the Department of Human Services to provide advice on how services could be more accessible, more convenient, more efficient and more targeted at the needs of communties, families and individuals.

February 16, 2013

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Gosia Hill attended a concert by visiting Polish performers Bozena and Lech Makowiecki, dedicated to veterans and freedom fighters for democratic Poland.  Over 200 community members gathered at Dom Polski to join in the afternoon of ballads, memories and reflection on the key elements of Polish history, identity and culture.

February 3, 2013

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The Polish Arts and Literature Society facilitator, Ms Eva Polonska organised a New Year lunch at Dom Polski Centre for the active members of the Society.  The group’s focus is on supporting writers, performing and visual artists of Polish heritage in Adelaide.  Multicultural artists in Australia are an important part of Australian story-making.

January 6, 2013

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Gosia joind a group of young Polish families in celebrating the New Year at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.  While the temperature reached 35C the parents and grandparents chatted under a shady native, Australian tree.  The children were keen to run around and play on a vast lawn among the kiwi birds, ducks and beautifully maintained grounds of the Park.

December 20, 2012

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Gosia attended a celebratory lunch at the South Australian Parliament House hosted by the Hon Jing Lee MLC and took a tour of both Chambers, the House of Assembly (also known as the lower house) and the Legislative House (also known as the upper house).

The South Australian Parliament  follows a Westminster system of parliamentary system of government.

The Queen is represented in the State by the Governor of South Australia. According to the South Australian Constitution, unlike the Federal Parliament, and the parliaments of the other states and territories of Australia, neither the Sovereign or the Governor is considered to be a part of the South Australian Parliament. However, the same role and powers are granted to them.[1]

As of the 2010 election, the lower house consists of 26 Labor, 18 Liberal and 3 independent, while the upper house consists of 8 Labor, 7 Liberal, 2Green, 2 Family First, 2 No Pokies and 1 Dignity for Disability.

December 13, 2012

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Gosia and Ray attended the BBQ organised by the committee of the Polish Hill River Church Museum.   It was great to see so many active members of the Polish community.  It was particularly thrilling to catch up with Mr Cmielewski and his wife Pat after many years.

They have been valued contributors to the Polish community in Australia  for many decades and have distinguised themselves as the most compassionate, caring, ethical and wise volunteers!  http://www.phrcm.org.au/

December 7. 2012

RayGosia and Ray attended the Glamorazzi 2012 Masterpiece Exhibition @Zi Gallery.  The Exhibition was opened by the Hon. Jing Lee MLC, Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism and Small Business.

A humble & very passionate team of over 40 talented people in Adelaide volunteered to cross cultures and language barriers, to produce a multicultural piece of wild and capturing art. Over 40 volunteers produced a Glamorazzi 2012 Masterpiece auctioned by Ray Hill.

An important message was conveyed:  with passion and commitment we can cross language and cultural barriers to create excellent synergies. The models, designer dresses, make up and hair styling techniques were applied to bring out the multicultural elements: French, Indigenous Australia, African, South African, Tribal, Chinese, Indian, Modern Australian, Japanese, Canadian, Spanish and a Heavenly Goddess!

December 5, 2012

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Gosia attended the last meeting for 2012 of the Flinders Business School Advisory Board.

The Flinders Business School (FBS) Advisory Board consists of an external, expert and experienced group of industry practitioners who advise FBS and serve as a reference point.  The Board ensures that our programs and courses are relevant in today’s changing business environment.  Advisory Board members are leaders in industry and government, who are committed to ensuring that FBS continues to provide high quality business education and research.  The Advisory Board serves as a source of independent advice to the Dean of FBS on

  • Relevance of course structure and curriculum content
  • Trends in demand for graduates
  • Strategic opportunities for recruitment, collaboration and engagement

http://www.flinders.edu.au/sabs/business/fbseab/

November 30, 2012

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Gosia travelled to Sydney to attend the Annual Joint Meeting of the European Australian Business Council, European Chambers of Commerce, and EU Economic & Commercial Counsellors and Trade Offices.  Chambers gave a brief summary of their activities over the past 12 months and
key priorities for the future and the paper on Intellectual Property Rights Protection in Australia was presented for discussion.

The European Australian Business Council (EABC) is one of the premier and most effective corporate forums in Australia. The EABC enables business leaders to engage in high-level dialogue on economic and public policy issues with Australian and European political leaders, senior officials, diplomats and business delegations.

November 28, 2012

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Gosia attended the special Event at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland to commemorarte the 70th Anniversary of the Note of the Polish Government addressed to the Government of the United Nations about the mass extermination of Jews in German-occupied Poland.  Jan Korski, a heroic Polish diplomat met with the leaders of the Western allies and gave them a first hand eyewitness account of the horrors of Holocaust.  The event featured a presentation by Dr John Besemers, ANU Centre for european Studies and a video interview with the “humanty’s Hero” Jan Karski, as well as musical interludes by Wojciech Wisniewski, piano, followed byt trhe Reception.

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Gosia attended the BUSINESS NETWORKING NIGHT at the Adelaide Town Hall organised by The Council for International Trade & Commerce SA Inc. (CITCSA) in association with its European member organisations. Speakers included:

  • The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Stephen Yarwood
  • Francis Wong, Chair, Council for International Trade & Commerce SA
  • Alex Brooking, Director of State Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

November 24, 2012

The Polish Consulate in Adelaide organised a spring picnic in the delightful surroundings of the Adelaide Botanical Gardens.

On a hot (33C) Saturday afternoon a group of 35 adults of all ages and 6 beautiful children enjoyed lunch and home baked cakes, Polish music and lively conversations. Children played on the lawn and entertained the adults with their smiles and cuddles! Thank you to all who made it a great gathering in commemoration of the Polish National Day

November 23, 2012

Gosia attended the Christmas Party of Patritti Wines, one of leading South Austrlalian producters and exporters.  With live music by Adelaide favourites Vogue, the winery party is always a fabulous celebration to thank members for their support during the year. Patritti wines and juices were served with canapes, there were prizes to win from Gossip Box and outstanding Christmas offers in the cellar door too! Thank you Ines and team Patritti Wines

November 17, 2012

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Hon Consul attended the special concert at Dom Polski in Adelaide, South Australia to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Polish Choir Cantores. The Choir, under the direction of Mr Irek Lasocki, has graced many a function and official event with fantastic harmonies and original arangements of traditional, classical and contemporary pieces from the Polish and international repertoir.  The event was attended by over 200 community members who enthusiastically joined in the festive atmosphere.  The Choir Maestro, the tireless Irek Lasocki and the Choir members received many tributes from the community.

November 11, 2012

Hon Consul, Ms Gosia Hill was the special guest at this year’s celebrations of the Polish National Day organised by the Federation of Polish Organisations in South Australia at Dom Kopernika. The award winning Tatry Folklore Ensemble provided entertainment by the young Polish – Australians, who thanks to their dedicated families and teachers continue to maintain Polish culture and traditions so far away from Poland.  The Ottoway Theatre Group and the Polanki Choir reflected on the turbulent Polish history and regaining Independence in 1918 through patriotic poems and readings.

November 2012

Gosia was the Captain of the Polish Consulate table at the Faces of the World Dinner organised by the Hon Jing Lee, MLC on 10/11/2011 with the special guest

the Leader of the Opposition, Isobel Redmond, MP

and other Members of Parliament

to celebrate cultural diversity, achievements and reflect on many Olympic moments from the 2012 Games!  Gosia’s guests showcased traditional Polish costumes and put on the bright, white and red Olympic Sports Wear!

October 2012

The Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Adelaide, the Institute for Sustainable Development and Embertec Energy Efficiency Technologies are hosting in Warsaw, Poland a seminar  on practical aspects of successful implementation of White Certificates systems, based on Australian case studies. The seminar is aimed for energy efficiency stakeholders and Energy Saving Companies (ESCOs).

The Australian and Polish speakers will review the successes and key learnings from the Australian system focusing on:

Proven technologies, processes, systems and administration to deliver low cost programmes

  • The ability to deliver high volumes of certificates and economies of scale with proven mass rollout programmes in the residential sector
  • Processes to ensure high levels of audit, compliance and risk mitigation
  • The utilisation of investments in the programme to achieve strategic marketing objectives such as customer acquisition
  • The ability to deliver these programmes at a low cost
  • The economic and political benefits for residents

The guest speakers from Australia:

  • H.E. Jean Dunn, Australian Ambassador to Poland
  • Rod Woolley Victorian State Government expert from the Essential Services Commission who are the administrator of the White Certificate system in Victoria
  • David Levine of Embertec, a leading Australian energy efficiency technologies company
  • Josephine O’Toole, Project Manager at Green Made Easy, the largest ESCO in Australia

The guest speakers from Poland:

  • Representative of Ministry of Economy (TBC)
  •  Maciej Bando, Vice President of Energy Regulatory Office in Poland (URE)
  • Daria Kulczycka Head of Department of Energy and Climate Change at Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan
  • Andrzej Kassenberg, President of Institute of Sustainable Development

The seminar will be held on Tuesday 23 October 2012 between 9.30am and 2.45pm (lunch included) at the Polonia Hotel.  The conference will be held partly in English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

For more information and to register for the seminar, please contact Aleksandra Arcipowska from the Institute for Sustainable Development on +48 518 900 599 or at a.arcipowska@ine-isd.org.pl by 22 October 2012. Participation is free of or charge but seats are limited.

September 2012:

Gosia Hill hosted for lunch at the Polish Consulate in Adelaide Alex Brooking, State Director Department of Foreign affairs and Trade, former Australian Ambassador to Hungary.  Gosia had a pleasure of working with Mr Brooking in her role as Senior Trade Commissioner, Central and South Eastern Europe (2004-2008).  At the meeting both diplomats discussed a range of topical matters ranging from Consular issues to foreign  investment attraction to South Australia.

August 2012:

Gosia Hill attended a private dinner with the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Hon. Alexander Downer who was Australia’s longest serving Foreign Minister.

August 2012:

On 1st August, Gosia Hill spoke in Adelaide at the Annual WIGB Speaker Series.

She was one of four women showcasing inspiring female role models who had great stories to tell about international business.

One of the women attending said: “Gosia, why didn’t I meet you earlier – I remember hearing about you when I worked at Business SA, but never knew how fabulous you are!”

Gosia shared her experience of working as a Senior Trade Commissioner and Business Consultant in Central and Eastern Europe.  She quoted recent headlines and success stories of international firms setting up business in Poland, including Australian technology companies looking to win millions of new customers in the emerging markets.

Click here to see Gosia’s presentation.

June 2012:

Gosia travelled to Poland to participate in the UEFA Euro 2012 Championships.

May 2012:

Gosia is contributing to the Polish Business Mission to Australia’s national beef cattle exposition, Beef Australia 2012, this year focusing on “innovation, collaboration, inspiration, and celebration”. Read more.

13 May 2012:

At the invitation of the Polish Highlanders Association Gosia attended the celebrations of the Polish National Day at Dom Kopernika in Adelaide. In her Consular role she congratulated the community on their program and entertainment that had been provided, including the songs, poems and dances.

Coinciding with Mother’s Day the organisers also paid tribute to all Mothers, Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers who continue to nurture Polish traditions and language in Australia.

June 2012:

Gosia will head the Australian Business Mission to UEFA Euro 2012. It will coincide with the European Football Championships hosted by Poland and Ukraine. Read more.

September / October 2012:

Gosia recommends to make the best of AuEuConnect expertise in the German and Polish markets and participate in the upcoming Renexpo trade fair to showcase your products, equipment and services, and increase your export sales.  Read more.

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