All posts tagged Malcolm Turnbull

A critical year for promotion

2018 is “an absolutely critical year” to push for and achieve the posthumous promotion of Jewish military legend General Sir John Monash to the highest Australian military rank of Field Marshal according to Saluting Monash Council (SMC) chairman Tim Fischer, who fears “the window of opportunity” will rapidly close after the centenary edition of Remembrance Day on November 11.

Chanukah messages from our leaders

Australia's federal and state leaders and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry's president Anton Block wishes the Jewish community a happy Chanukah.

Frydenberg citizenship saga ‘absurd’

Federal MP Josh Frydenberg says he has been overwhelmed by the support he has received from politicians and the community in the wake of allegations he is a dual citizen and therefore ineligible to sit in Parliament.

Leifer extradition on PM’s agenda

CHILD sexual abuse survivor Dassi Erlich is hoping she is close to a breakthrough that could see her alleged attacker, Malka Leifer, face justice.

2017: A year like no other

JOURNALISM is an interesting profession. One day you can be sitting in Parliament House interviewing the Prime Minister and the next you can be listening to a victim of child sexual abuse recounting their harrowing story. And somewhere in between, the focus shifts to kashrut, synagogues, school fees and a host of other topics that have a habit of popping up again and again.

Yahrzeit for van den Bergh

THERE were tears of joy at the graveside of the only Jewish soldier in the Beersheba cemetery on Tuesday, after an unlikely set of events led rabbis to realise it was his yahrzeit and hold an ad-hoc service.

‘They defied history, they made history’

BETWEEN speeches from politicians and ceremonial activities, it dawned on the thousands of people at the British War Cemetery in Beersheba during a moment of silence that they were standing on a battlefield.

Frydenberg tearful at Yad Vashem

AN emotional Josh Frydenberg wiped away tears as he walked through Yad Vashem, the world’s most respected Holocaust museum, with Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan on Sunday night (Australian time).

Turnbull and Shorten bound for Beersheba

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will be joined by senior politicians, military personnel and communal leaders next Tuesday when they stand shoulder to shoulder with their Israeli counterparts in Beersheba to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landmark battle that saw the defeat of the Ottoman Turks and helped pave the way for the establishment of the Jewish State.

Bring Back Leifer

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met with child sexual abuse survivor Dassi Erlich last Friday to discuss the stalled extradition proceedings against former Adass Israel principal Malka Leifer.