All posts tagged Tim Wilson

Leaders greet security funding

JEWISH community leaders have lauded Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s confirmation, reported in last week’s AJN, that Beth Weizmann Community Centre will finally get its much-needed federal government funding – as part of round two of the Safer Communities Fund scheme, under which Jewish institutions across Australia received a total of $4.1 million. 

Liberal friends rally for Israel

MORE than 300 supporters gathered at Central Shule in Caulfield, as Victorian Liberals, including federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, relaunched Victorian Liberal Friends of Israel.

Security funding boost for Melbourne shules

Funding for security upgrades at Melbourne shules, Jewish schools and organisations will receive a boost of more than $350,000 from the federal government's Safer Communities Fund.

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.

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.

MP’s Israel motion draws flak

THE Coalition and ALP duelled in Federal Parliament this week in an effort to show which party can express greater support for Israel.

Mixed reaction to 18C proposal

Jewish community opinion remains divided over Section 18C of the federal Racial Discrimination Act, after news that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is proposing landmark changes to the act.

Shoah memorials ‘safe under 18C’

There is no danger Holocaust commemorations could be impeded by Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, say Jewish groups.

ECAJ: Charlie shouldn’t impact on 18C

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has confirmed its continued support for Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, which prohibits offending and intimidating people because of their race, national or ethnic origin, after the terrorist attacks in Paris sparked renewed calls for its repeal.

Warning over 18C revamp

RACE Relations Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has come out strongly in defence of a key provision of the Racial Discrimination Act which protects individuals and groups from vilification.