All posts tagged Malcolm Turnbull

PM, Premier honour The Great

“A BEACON of worship, dedication and intellectual faith in NSW’s Jewish community,” is how NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian poignantly described The Great Synagogue – often considered “the mother congregation of Australian Jewry” – at the shule’s momentous 140th anniversary service.

Australia pays tribute to Barry Cohen

The colourful life and illustrious career of Barry Cohen were honoured by past and present political leaders at a state memorial service held at Old Parliament House – where the late politician spent three years of his more than two decades in office.

Survivors and leaders mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD) was marked with poignant and moving commemorations in Sydney and Melbourne on January 28.

Sofer: Challenges remain, but opportunities abound

As I step into the first year of my term here in Australia, I look forward to promoting Israel's strengths and helping to reinforce the burgeoning Australian-Israeli bilateral relationship.

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.