President of Poland Visit | Members Statement
Ms SULEYMAN — On Saturday, 18 August, I joined with the Victorian Polish community at Government House to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Poland regaining its independence. I was deeply honoured and humbled to receive the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland from His Excellency, the President of Poland, Mr Andrzej Duda. This was the very first visit by a President of Poland to Australia, and we look forward to the continued contribution and relationship between Poland and Australia.
I would also like to note the integral contribution of the Polish community in Victoria, in particular in my electorate of St Albans. The Polish Club Albion has a very rich history in Albion and Sunshine in particular. Of course the Western Eagles soccer club as well has a truly rich history in my electorate of St Albans.