All posts tagged David Southwick

Merlino tackles ACHPER

VICTORIAN Education Minister James Merlino has announced he expects an unreserved apology and a full public accounting from education resources provider, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), after a controversy over how it handled a complaint against anti-Israel study materials.

Anti-Israel coursework controversy continues

FALSE, denigrating claims about Israel in study materials for Victorian students came under the blowtorch this week as Caulfield MP David Southwick demanded the Andrews government move more quickly to safeguard students from false information in VCE coursework.

VCE coursework material pulled over anti-Israel slur

WHEN Mount Scopus Memorial College student Ramona Chrapot read a sample response in her VCE coursework which claimed that Israel destroys the houses of Arabs living there simply because they are Muslim not Jewish, she could not believe her eyes.

Dalidakis leaves politics

IN a surprise move, Victorian Labor MP Philip Dalidakis has announced his departure from politics to take up a senior corporate role with Australia Post.

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.