All posts tagged Michael Danby

An undefeated champion

TRIBUTES from across the political divide have flowed for Michael Danby, who announced last week that after seven elections, 20 years and thousands of communal gatherings, he will be bowing out of politics at the next federal election.

Farewell Michael Danby

For all the mud that has been thrown at him – and there has been a fair bit – Michael Danby has put in the hours, not just for Australian Jewry but for the public as a whole as a hard grafting politician, who has remained true to his conscience whatever the fallout.

Burns puts his hand up

THE AJN can confirm that former Michael Danby staffer Josh Burns is seeking preselection to succeed him as the Labor candidate at the next federal election.

End of an era

AFTER 20 years in federal politics, Melbourne Ports MP Michael Danby today officially announced that he will step down at the end of the current parliamentary term.

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‘Appalling’ speaker

THE appearance of a prominent Israel boycott activist at the NSW Labor conference this weekend has been labelled "appalling".

Last Post honour for WWI Jewish Digger Levy

The Australian War Memorial has honoured a World War I Jewish Digger, Sergeant Albert Levy, on the centenary of his death in the Battle of Amiens, dedicating a Last Post ceremony in tribute.

MPs apologise for Evian

THE world "turned its back on God's chosen people", federal MP Stuart Robert said last week while moving a parliamentary motion apologising for Australia's "indifference" to the plight of European Jewry on the eve of the Holocaust.

Neo-Nazi group’s assault

A BARRAGE of anti-Semitic attacks has ravaged NSW and Victoria, with community leaders and MPs voicing concern over an upsurge in hatred and bigotry.

The lowdown on Israel’s foes

HOLDING aloft Alex Ryvchin's new book, The Anti-Israel Agenda: Inside the Political War on the Jewish State, Colonel Richard Kemp, one of its contributors, referenced Benjamin Netanyahu's Munich speech in commending the collected essays to attendees at its Victorian launch.

Roger Waters and BDS: Toxic waters go unchallenged

Roger Waters embarked on a rant that has shocked and offended many within the music industry with its open hatred, bigotry and homophobia.