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Plibersek at Burns launch

AN enthusiastic crowd of ALP supporters packed into St Kilda’s Hotel Esplanade for the launch of Josh Burns’ bid to keep Macnamara in Labor hands.

‘An insult to our national debate’

AS the Australian Labor Party battles against anti-Israel elements within its ranks, leader Bill Shorten has stressed that a "Shorten Labor government will be committed to maintaining close ties with Israel".

WA Labor candidate quits over Israel comments

OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten says Labor’s candidate for the WA seat of Curtin Melissa Parke did the “right thing” after withdrawing from the election contest over controversial comments she made about Israel.

‘The last MP for Melbourne Ports’

Michael Danby has reflected on his 20 years in politics as he delivered his valedictory speech to Federal Parliament.

Sparks fly at Macnamara candidates’ debate

Labor's Josh Burns, Liberal Kate Ashmor and the Greens' Steph Hodgins-May addressed a raft of issues at the Great Debate for Macnamara last Sunday.

Mount Scopus heading to Caulfield?

MOUNT Scopus College's dream of moving the entire school to Caulfield could be confirmed within 18 months.

Morrison stands by Jerusalem plans

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has issued an emphatic warning about the gulf between the Coalition government's policies on Israel and those of the ALP.

WA ALP now voting on Palestine recognition

JEWISH leaders have voiced concern over reports that a vote in Western Australia could become the next stage in a creeping move within the ALP to grant unconditional recognition to a Palestinian state.

How to win the war for Israel

AS a famous Jewish broadcaster might have said, let’s tell it like it is. The war for Israel is being lost. It’s being lost in branch meetings and conferences and membership numbers and political parties across the world; it’s being lost on cable news and in university classrooms and in Facebook threads and on Twitter posts and in arguments around a million tables in a million cities.

ALP on a ‘dangerous path’

IT’S a long way from Cairns to Jerusalem, but the distance is shrinking, at least metaphorically, thanks to a group of Indigenous Australians who are committed to seeking justice for Israel in the harsh courts of international public opinion.