Sam Lipski

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Samuel Lipski AO (born 1938)[1] is an Australian journalist.[2] He has been editor-in-chief of the Australian Jewish News and has worked as a reporter and columnist for The Age, The Australian, The Bulletin and The Sydney Morning Herald. He was also Washington correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, as well as The Australian. He also worked at a senior level in television, both for Channel 9 Melbourne and with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where he was executive producer of Four Corners and founding producer of This Day Tonight.[2] He is chief executive of the Melbourne-based philanthropic Pratt Foundation[3] and a former president of the State Library of Victoria.[4]

Lipski was educated at University High School, Melbourne, the Institute for Youth Leadership, Jerusalem, and the University of Melbourne, where he graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts.[2] In 1993 Lipski was honored with appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to the media.[5] Lipski was awarded a Centenary medal and in 2008 was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from Monash University.[5]

He lives in Melbourne and has three children.


  1. ^ Who's Who in Australia. ConnectWeb. 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Frank Heimans. "Interview with Sam Lipski, journalist and television producer".
  3. ^ "Summary of presentation by Mr Sam Lipski Chief Executive Officer, The Pratt Foundation". The Communities in Control Conference. 7 April 2003.
  4. ^ "Sam Lipski".
  5. ^ a b "Sam Lipski receives honorary Monash degree". 22 October 2008.

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