All posts tagged Greens

Sparks fly at Macnamara candidates’ debate

Labor’s Josh Burns, Liberal Kate Ashmor and the Greens’ Steph Hodgins-May addressed a raft of issues at the Great Debate for Macnamara last Sunday.

NZ Jewry – A small but proud community

IN the last two years, the New Zealand Jewish community has faced significant challenges, especially its government’s co-sponsorship of UN Security Council resolution 2334, and the singer Lorde cancelling her

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.

Heading off BDS in Batman

IF embattled federal Labor MP David Feeney is forced to recontest his seat because of citizenship issues, the Liberals are likely to run a candidate in order to preference against any Greens candidate favouring boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

‘Graceless’ Greens leader under fire for Peres speech

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has delivered a speech about the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres, which has been condemned as “disgusting”, “rotten” and “hateful”.

Messy campaign for Melbourne Ports

The battle for Melbourne Ports is on a knife edge this week after recent polling revealed that the Greens candidate Steph Hodgins-May has closed the gap on Labor’s Michael Danby, and possibly pulled ahead.

Greens: We’ll speak to Palestinian group but not Zionism Victoria

GREENS candidates will attend an election forum hosted by the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN), but not Zionism Victoria.

‘Greens out of touch’

A GREENS Senate motion that called on the federal government to halt military cooperation and military trade with Israel demonstrates “how naive and out of touch the Greens are with the realities of life in the Middle East”.

Carr slammed over Jerusalem remarks

FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr has come under fire from members of his own party after lamenting the “Judaising” of the “great Arab city” of Jerusalem and saying politicians are being “seduced and bribed” with study tours to Israel.

Di Natale slammed over ‘Jewish state’ retraction

IGNORING the fact that the Jewish State has existed for almost 70 years and is recognised in international law, Greens leader Senator Richard Di Natale this week earned the ire […]