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Turnbull: ‘No plans to revisit 18C’

COMMUNICATIONS Minister Malcolm Turnbull has assured Australia’s Jewish roof body he is not advocating that the issue of changing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) be resurrected.
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Lecturer sorry for anti-Semitism comments

UNIVERSITY of Sydney lecturer Yarran Hominh has apologised to the community after it was reported that he said people should be allowed to express anti-Semitism on campus.


Anti-Israel forums slammed

A SYMPOSIUM titled “Law, Rights and Resistance in Occupied Palestine” at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Friday has been labelled “one of the worst examples of polemics masquerading as genuine academic scholarship that we have seen in Australia”.


‘Deep concern’ over Iran nuclear deal

LOCAL communal leaders have joined the chorus of concern from Israel over the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program.

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Changemakers honoured

THE Cricket World Cup final didn’t stop more than 150 people attending B’nai B’rith and JNF’s Jewish Changemakers Awards at the B’nai B’rith Centre on Sunday, March 29.

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Outrage over Nazi auction

A CANBERRA auction house that placed a selection of Nazi memorabilia under the hammer recently has been panned by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and the Anti-Defamation Commission.

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Former ambassador mourned

TRIBUTES have been paid to Yehuda Avner, a speechwriter and adviser to four Israeli prime ministers and Israel’s ambassador to Australia from 1992-95.


Anti-Israel protesters run riot at Sydney uni

A LECTURE by retired army colonel Richard Kemp at the University of Sydney was disrupted by at least a dozen screaming students who fought with security on Wednesday afternoon. The students had burst into the room shouting “Richard Kemp, you can’t […]

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Hate speaker condemned

ISLAMIST group Hizb ut-Tahrir has been condemned by communal leaders after a video emerged last month of a hate rally it conducted in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba last year.


‘A brutal act of terror’

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has labelled last weekend’s Copenhagen terrorist attacks “an affront to some of our most fundamental values”.