All posts tagged Anton Block

The national apology

WITH one sentence, emotion filled Parliament House in Canberra on Monday.
“Today the Australian government and this Parliament, on behalf of all Australians, unreservedly apologises to the victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Phelps wins Wentworth

KERRYN Phelps has made history, becoming the first Jewish female in Australia's federal parliament after beating the Liberal Party's Dave Sharma in a close Wentworth by-election.

PM considering embassy move

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has denied that an announcement to look at moving Australia's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is motivated by Jewish votes in this weekend's Wentworth by-election.

Palestinian aid shake-up ‘welcome’

AUSTRALIAN Jewish community leaders have praised a move by the US to cut the entire American aid budget to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides aid to the Palestinians.

‘Israel support to continue’

AUSTRALIA'S new Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne will continue to support the State of Israel, according to Liberal deputy leader Josh Frydenberg.

Scott Morrison elected PM, Frydenberg deputy Liberal leader

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) will write to incoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison to wish him well in the role, after the former Treasurer defeated Peter Dutton 45-40

Sheikh detained in Jordan

HIZB ut-Tahrir Australia spiritual leader Ismail al-Wahwah, who in 2015 called on people to "rid" the world of the Jewish "hidden evil" and declared "the ember of jihad against the Jews will continue to burn", has been arrested in Jordan.

‘Tawdry and juvenile’

AUSTRALIAN Jewish Association (AJA) president David Adler has sought to defend the group's invitation to far-right Canadian personality Lauren Southern to take a walking tour of Bondi or Caulfield.

Abuse victims ‘distressed’ by event

THE Yeshivah Centre has come under fire for holding a 10th yahrzeit commemoration for Melbourne Yeshivah director Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner which ignored any reference to the coverups of child sexual abuse he was reportedly involved in at the organisation.

National Redress Scheme welcomed

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has welcomed the July 1 start date for the $3.8 billion National Redress Scheme for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse – approved by the Senate last week – while commending Jewish Care Victoria “for its decisive leadership” in becoming the first Australian Jewish organisation to officially sign up to it.