All posts tagged Mark Dreyfus

Fit for service

AN article this week claiming that Australian Jewish MPs could be caught in the ongoing citizenship saga has been blown out of the water by the same academic that was relied on as a basis for the story.

The real threat facing us

OUR community is justifiably concerned about recent developments within the ALP. The misguided push by some elements, led by Bob Carr, to unilaterally recognise the "State of Palestine" has gained some traction at recent state Labor conferences. Much of the rhetoric emanating from supporters of the Palestinian cause has been inflammatory, including morally offensive comparisons with apartheid South Africa. These decisions will have no bearing on Labor's foreign policy determined at its 2018 national conference.

Carr derailed

A NSW Labor motion urging the next Labor federal government to recognise Palestine will not impact federal Labor’s foreign policy, according to several federal Labor politicians.

Mixed reaction to 18C proposal

Jewish community opinion remains divided over Section 18C of the federal Racial Discrimination Act, after news that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is proposing landmark changes to the act.

Report ‘shows no reason to change 18C’

Jewish community leaders have welcomed this week’s findings by Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights report on the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA), which failed to reach a consensus on amending freedom-of-speech laws.

A capital Chanukah

More than 220 members of Canberra’s Jewish community joined politicians at Mural Hall in Parliament House on November 29 to light an historic chanukiah.

Julian Leeser, elected as the Member for Berowra

Record number of Jews elected

Australians have voted, and while the final results are still being determined, the country has decided to elect three new Jewish politicians.

Tomorrow’s leaders meeting today’s leaders

FIFTY Jewish students from around Australia gathered in Canberra last week on the Australasian Union of Jewish Students’ Political Training Seminar (AUJS PTS) for three days of political discussion and mingling with the nation’s senior politicians and leaders.

NSW Labor ‘bullies’ rebuffed

“A REPUDIATION of hardline anti-Israel sentiment”, a “rebuff of bullies and censors”, “sensible”, “balanced”, “rational” and “measured” ... just some of the ways Labor MPs and communal leaders have this week described the resolution that was passed on the Israel-Palestine issue at the NSW Labor state conference last Sunday.

Pollies speak up for Israel

SHADOW attorney-general Mark Dreyfus said that whatever the grievances of the Palestinians, “indiscriminate murder will never be a legitimate form of political protest” when he spoke in Parliament last week.