All posts tagged David Southwick

MPs to discuss Israel

ISRAEL’s startup culture and how it can be applied in Victoria – with a particular eye on advances in agricultural irrigation – will be a major focus of the Parliamentary Friends of Israel group which last week held its inaugural meeting for the state’s 59th Parliament.

Nine won’t rule out dumping AFL star over comment

CHANNEL Nine has refused to rule out whether it will allow former AFL star Mal Brown on air again, after he made an antisemitic comment over the weekend.

Mount Scopus heading to Caulfield?

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

Caulfield candidates clash

AHEAD of Saturday's Victorian election, security and antisemitism were hot-button Jewish issues as candidates for Caulfield faced off at a forum held by The AJN and Zionism Victoria (ZV) at Beth Weizmann Community Centre.

Caulfield candidates to face off in debate

The Greens candidate for Caulfield has confirmed he will take part in an election debate hosted by The AJN in conjunction with Zionism Victoria at Beth Weizmann on November 14.

Challenger praises Andrews’ record

TWO Labor ministers -- one them Victoria's Deputy Premier -- were on hand to launch the campaign of Caulfield's ALP candidate Sorina Grasso.

‘It could have been us’

IT is often said the worldwide Jewish community is like a large extended family. So on Monday evening, when some 60 Melbourne worshippers ached to express their grief for the 11 murdered US congregants at Tree of Life, a Masorti (Conservative) synagogue in Pittsburgh, their destination was Kehilat Nitzan, Melbourne’s Conservative shule.

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.

Pollies splash the cash

IT smells like election season, with members from both sides of politics pledging hundreds of thousands of dollars to Jewish communal projects and organisations over the past few days.

Ashmor to take on Burns

THE battle for the Melbourne bayside seat of Macnamara (Melbourne Ports) at the next federal election will be fought out between two well-known members of the Jewish community after community figure Kate Ashmor won what she called "a tough and democratic preselection" for the Liberals.