All posts tagged Scott Morrison

DFAT alumni lash Israel

AN open letter from a group of former diplomats urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison not to support the US Middle East peace plan betrays “a clear bias and an alarming lack of understanding” about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says.

Turnbull: Embassy announcement ‘a really dumb thing’

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison showed "a patronising insensitivity" and a "complete misunderstanding" of the Australian Jewish community on the eve of the Wentworth by-election, according to former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Leaders’ final pitches to readers

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have made their final pitches to readers of The Australian Jewish News ahead of Saturday's federal election.

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.

Coalition’s CCTV pledge

THE Coalition will invest $143,000 in enhanced CCTV at Bondi Beach to fight back against a recent spate of antisemitic graffiti if re-elected next month.

Committed to West Jerusalem as capital

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed the opening of a new Australian Trade and Defence Office in Jerusalem as a sign of Australia's continued commitment to recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Australia, Israel sign ‘long-awaited’ tax treaty

A NEW tax treaty signed late last month between Australia and Israel will "definitely improve cross-border investment and trade opportunities", the head of banking and finance at one of Israel's most prominent law firms says.

Australia backs Israel at the UN

SCOTT Morrison's government has received kudos from the Jewish community for its stand against a spate of anti-Israel resolutions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Morrison stands by Jerusalem plans

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has issued an emphatic warning about the gulf between the Coalition government's policies on Israel and those of the ALP.

$55m funding boost for religious security

RELIGIOUS schools and places of worship will have access to $55 million in grants to increase security at their premises, following last week’s terrorist attack in New Zealand. Prime Minister Scott