All posts tagged Michael Danby

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.

Payne’s painful silence on the Iranian threat

MARISE Payne is the new Foreign Minister of Australia; she will be an even blander version of Julie Bishop. Her first speech to the United Nations was an extremely cautious restatement of the Coalition's foreign policy in her first international platform. As The Australian newspaper editorialised, she lost an opportunity to give real meaning "to Australia's stance on global issues". 

Ashmor to take on Burns

THE battle for the Melbourne bayside seat of Macnamara (Melbourne Ports) at the next federal election will be fought out between two well-known members of the Jewish community after community figure Kate Ashmor won what she called "a tough and democratic preselection" for the Liberals.