All posts tagged Peter Wertheim

ABC needs to live up to its own standards

THE ABC is one of Australia’s most venerable institutions, much loved by many people. The national broadcaster provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia as well as educational and cultural programming, some of it highly innovative, that commercial media rarely offer. Australia would be much the poorer in many ways without the ABC.
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Federal Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis. Photo: AAP Image/Lukas Coch

New legislation on advocating genocide

THE federal government today (Thursday) introduced to Parliament a new criminal offence of advocating genocide, which could see offenders who publicly “counsel, promote, encourage or urge” genocide imprisoned for up to seven years.

The late Yitzhak Rabin.

Reflections on Rabin’s legacy

AS 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, community leaders in Australia reflected on the life and legacy of the slain prime ­minister.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Bishop: No shift in Iran policy

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop declared there has been no shift in Australia’s foreign policy towards Iran and Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria when she met with leaders of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) last week.

Curtis Cheng, left, and his family.

Jewish leaders condemn Sydney terror murder

JEWISH communalleaders have expressed their shock and outrage at the terrorist murder of a Sydney police employee by teenager Farhad Jabar on Friday.

Josh Frydenberg being sworn in on Monday. Photo: AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Ministerial role for Frydenberg

NEWLY appointed to Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet, rising Liberal star Josh Frydenberg said he was “humbled” at his promotion in this week’s landmark reshuffle.

Laurie Ferguson.

MP slammed over Israel speech

FEDERAL NSW Labor MP Laurie Ferguson has roused the ire of the community leadership after delivering a speech slating Israel in the House of Representatives last week.

Federal Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis. Photo: AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Advocacy of genocide to be criminalised

ANTI-Discrimination Board of NSW president Stepan Kerkyasharian has joined communal leaders in welcoming the federal government’s plans to introduce a new crime of “advocacy of genocide”.

Israeli security personnel evicting a resident of Neve Dekalim.

Disengagement from Gaza: 10 years on

TEN years after Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in the hope for peace, local community leaders have spoken of the plan’s “abject failure”.

Queensland Labor vice-president Wendy Turner.

Qld Labor: Balanced one day, biased the next

FORMER Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has called for even-handedness in the debate on Israel and Palestine after the Queensland Labor Party passed a grossly biased motion that places the entire onus of blame for the conflict on Israel and calls for the immediate recognition of a Palestinian state.