All posts tagged Tanya Plibersek

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.

Frydenberg citizenship saga ‘absurd’

Federal MP Josh Frydenberg says he has been overwhelmed by the support he has received from politicians and the community in the wake of allegations he is a dual citizen and therefore ineligible to sit in Parliament.

Labor ‘urged’ to recognise Palestine

A PROPOSED motion urging the next Federal Labor government to recognise Palestine will be put forward at this month’s NSW Labor State Conference.

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.

Community remembers our fallen Diggers

A touching address about the human cost of war, by Jillian Skinner, was one the highlights of the Communal Remembrance Day Service at Sydney Jewish Museum.

Senate considers Iran sanctions

MELBOURNE Ports MP Michael Danby called on the government to explain why it has gone from being a major international critic of Iran to being even more accommodating of the regime than the United States, when he spoke yesterday at a public hearing of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee’s inquiry into the partial suspension of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Senate to probe Iran sanctions rollback

THE Australian government’s decision to lift sanctions on Iran in the wake of last year’s nuclear deal will come under the spotlight in Parliament after Labor this week moved to refer the policy change to a powerful Senate committee.

Why this NSW Labor Conference was different

TWO years ago, 28 resolutions overwhelmingly critical of Israel were prepared for the 2014 NSW Labor Party conference. Not one came close to supporting Israel.

‘Fawning’ over Holocaust deniers

LABOR MP Michael Danby has stepped up his criticism of the government’s stance on Iran, after the country’s Supreme Leader uploaded a video that questioned whether the Holocaust took place.

Carr slammed over Jerusalem remarks

FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr has come under fire from members of his own party after lamenting the “Judaising” of the “great Arab city” of Jerusalem and saying politicians are being “seduced and bribed” with study tours to Israel.