Ina Vukic

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Ina Vukic
Ina Vukić
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Born (1949-05-25) May 25, 1949 (age 75)
Zrnovo, Croatia
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts
Alma mater
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Zagreb
  • Croatian independence activist
  • Journalistic articles writer
  • Professor
  • Homeland War Memorial Medal
  • Order of Croatian Trefoil Medal

Ina Vukic (spelled in the Croatian language:Ina Vukić) (Born: 25 May 1949) is a distinguished activist for Croatian independence and a prolific writer of journalistic articles on Croatia's transition from the communist regime of former Yugoslavia into a democracy.


She was born 25 May 1949 in Zrnovo (Žrnovo), Island of Korcula (Korčula), Croatia. In 1962 emigrated to Australia with her family where she attended High School and studied in Psychology at University of New South Wales and University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts equivalents of academic titles. During 1970's she also studied Psychology at the University of Zagreb, obtaining in 1976 the academic title of Professor of Psychology. Her professional career as Clinical Psychologist in the so-called Schedule V (Psychiatric) Hospital in the Central and Inner-West Sydney areas laid the foundations for her subsequent career from late 1980's in managing government funded community services for people with disabilities and dual diagnosis (Intellectual and Psychiatric disabilities). [1] [2] In Australia her professional career since 1980 has been as Psychologist specialising in Clinical and Political Psychology, Team Leader of Government Disability Assessment and Diagnosis Services (1980 – 1988); Area Manager Disability Services Central Sydney Area Health Services/ Sydney Inner-West Area (1988 – 1992); Director of Disability Specialist Services Inner West Sydney (1993 – 1996); Consultant Senior Clinical Psychologist in recovery from complex trauma and CEO of Australian federal government funded disability services including intellectual and psychiatric disabilities.

Croatian Independence Activism

As a leading community activist for Croatian independence she was appointed Political Secretary of the Sydney Branch of the Croatian Democratic Union movement (which later evolved into the HDZ political Party) for the independence of Croatia/ Croatia's secession from communist Yugoslavia 1991 and was the political movement spokesperson in Australia between 1992 and 1994. She excelled in lobbying the international community the recognition of Croatia as sovereign and independent state, appearing on Current Affairs TV shows in Australia,[3],organised and co-organised peaceful protests in Australia against the 1990's military aggression and war in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, engaged in substantial charitable fundraising in aid of Croatian victims of war, refugees and displaced people.[4] As political activist and writer she has published several hundreds of newspaper and online portals' articles since 1990 and still continues and appeared on public television as leading community activist for democratic change in Croatia.[5][6] She has been described in books about Australian Croatians as the most politically active and influential woman in Australia during Croatia's secession from communist Yugoslavia. Her articles have been quoted in several books, internationally, and in particular those relating to the International Law and transition from a communist regime. In pursuit of factual historical records her articles often present new discoveries of many mass graves of victims of communist Yugoslavia crimes in Croatia and has sub-edited a book of research findings of communist crimes victims post World War II in Croatia.[7] By June 2020 her articles on Croatia's political struggles with transitioning from communism, on the 1990's Croatian War of Independence, on communist crimes perpetrated by the Yugoslav communist regime against Croatians, have been quoted in 125 Academic papers listed on network for Academics worldwide.[8] Her journalistic and political analysis articles have been quoted in a large number of world's media outlets[9] [10][11][12][13][14] In May 1995 she was awarded two Medals of Honour by the President of Croatia, The Homeland War Memorial Medal(in Croatian language: Spomenica Domovinskog rata) and Order of Croatian Trefoil Medal(in Croatian language Red hrvatskog trolista) for her exceptional contribution to the creation of the independent Croatian state and humanitarian work for victims of war.


  1. Vukic, Ina. "Submission to Parliament on Disability Services" (PDF). NSW Parliament. NSW Parliament. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  2. Vukic, Ina (October 2015). "History of Barangaroo". No. Arrivals and Departures reveals the stories of Barangaroo that helped shape Sydney. The Daily Telegraph. News Corp. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  3. Vukic, Ina. "Channel 9 Today Show". Youtube. Prvazora. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  4. Vukic, Ina. "National Political Magazine Interview (in Croatian)". Nacional. NACIONAL NEWS CORPORATION d.o.o. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  5. Vukic, Ina. "Prosudbe in Croatian)TV Interview". Youtube Laudato TV. Laudato TV. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  6. Vukic, Ina (March 2017). "Istaknuta Hrvatica iz Australije". CroExpress. CroExpress. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  7. Vukic, Ina. "Mass Graves of victims of communist crimes". Croatiarediviva. Croatiarediviva. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  8. Vukic, Ina. "Academic Papers citation Ina Vukic". Academia. Academia. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  9. Vukic, Ina (September 2019). "These are the children of 9/11 heroes who graduated from the Fire Academy". News Corp. New York Post. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  10. Vukic, Ina. "Options for Justice Annex 4: Mechanisms for Europe" (PDF). Justice Initiative. Open Society. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  11. Vukic, Ina (2019). International and Transnational Criminal Law (2 ed.). New York: The Federation Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-4548-9630-2. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  12. Vukic, Ina (2016). Transitional Justice and Reconciliation: Lessons from the Balkans (1 ed.). New York: Routlege. p. 43. ISBN 978-1-138-85169-6. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  13. Vukic, Ina (2018). Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY's Impact on Bosnia and Serbia (1 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 282. ISBN 978-0190882273. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  14. Vukic, Ina (2017). A Companion to State Power, Liberties and Rights (1 ed.). Bristol: Policy Press. p. 308. ISBN 978-1-4473-2582-6. Retrieved 9 June 2020.

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