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Fit for service

AN article this week claiming that Australian Jewish MPs could be caught in the ongoing citizenship saga has been blown out of the water by the same academic that was relied on as a basis for the story.

Does section 44 affect Jewish MPs?

THE number of Parliamentarians ensnared by the disqualification provisions of section 44(i) of the Australian Constitution is growing by the day. 

Fury over Iranian Foreign Minister’s visit

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has remained largely silent on the Australian visit of her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif next week, as part of a six-nation Asia-Pacific tour.

Warning over 18C revamp

RACE Relations Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has come out strongly in defence of a key provision of the Racial Discrimination Act which protects individuals and groups from vilification.

Hate rears its ugly head on campus

EDUCATION Minister Christopher Pyne has called on Australian universities to take a firm stand against racism on campus following anti-Semitic incidents at three universities in the past week.

Taking on Falk in Melbourne

A HANDFUL of pro-Israel activists converged on the State Library of Victoria on Monday night to protest against a lecture by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

ANU conference condemned

A CONFERENCE on Palestinian human rights which is being held at the Australian National University (ANU) this week has “no academic credibility”, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says. Speakers at the “Human Rights in Palestine” gathering include UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories Richard Falk, who has been condemned repeatedly for making anti-Semitic remarks, and controversial Palestinian politician Hanan Ashrawi.

Israel-Oz academic exchange

AUSTRALIA and Israel have formally agreed to an academic cooperation and exchange involving researchers, academic staff and students.