All posts tagged Australian Electoral Commission

‘Don’t name seat for anti-Semite’

AN acclaimed scholar of the life of General Sir John Monash has attacked the naming of a federal electorate after an anti-Semitic historian who undermined Australia’s greatest citizen officer.

Call to rename electorate ‘Cooper’

A proposal to rename Victoria's federal electorate of Gellibrand in honour of William Cooper has drawn acclaim from the Aboriginal human rights champion's supporters.

Pollies praise poll date move

TRUE to his word that he would reconsider holding an election on Yom Kippur, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd this week announced Australia would go to the polls a week earlier on September 7, a move that has been met with praise by Jewish politicians on both sides of the divide.

One-on-one with the PM

WITH an election in the air, it seemed somewhat poignant on Monday that Prime Minister Julia Gillard was chatting with The Australian Jewish News in her office.