All posts tagged Michael Danby

Michael Danby: A life in politics

IT’S a waste of my time to be a “schlepper backbencher”, former Labor MP Michael Danby told the audience at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies AGM this week when he was asked why he chose to step down from Parliament after two decades.

Fighting the ‘racist underbelly’

AUSTRALIANS need to take pride in their country to help eradicate antisemitism and other forms of hatred. That was the message from Josh Burns, the 22nd member of the Jewish community elected to Federal Parliament, in his maiden speech on Monday.

Macnamara’s first MP

Labor's Josh Burns won the Melbourne seat of Macnamara, making him the newest Jewish Member of Parliament.

Vote from next Monday

PRE-POLLING for the federal election opens on Monday, April 29, with the Australian Electoral Commission to release a list of voting locations later this week.

Plibersek at Burns launch

AN enthusiastic crowd of ALP supporters packed into St Kilda's Hotel Esplanade for the launch of Josh Burns' bid to keep Macnamara in Labor hands.

‘The last MP for Melbourne Ports’

Michael Danby has reflected on his 20 years in politics as he delivered his valedictory speech to Federal Parliament.

Mount Scopus heading to Caulfield?

MOUNT Scopus College's dream of moving the entire school to Caulfield could be confirmed within 18 months.

Disqualified!

THE International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships.

‘Confine these views to the dustbin of history’

JEWISH leaders have joined a legion of Australians condemning an anti-immigration rally in Melbourne on Saturday attended by Queensland senator Fraser Anning, at which neo-Nazi salutes were made and Nazi paraphernalia was displayed.

The Greens vote against our national security

It is The Greens' parliamentary habit of voting against all measures to enhance our counter-terror response that must be exposed to Australians.