All posts tagged Walt Secord

$2 million security pledge

STATE Labor has pledged $2 million for Jewish communal security should it win the NSW election, it was announced this week.

Community congratulates Daley

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) has congratulated state Opposition Leader Michael Daley on his new role.

Bipartisan support for Indigenous scholarships

The statistics alone for the Shalom Gamarada Indigenous Residential Scholarship Program are worth celebrating - 41 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates since 2009, including 23 doctors.

Foley sorry after Vic barred

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley personally apologised because a Jewish community leader was barred entry to the launch of the Labor Union Multicultural Action Committee on Monday night.

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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".

Greens MLC slams pro-Israel Christian group

The NSW Greens claim a function for the Christian Friends of Israeli Communities is funding "illegal Israeli settlements" and that the parliament should reconsider hosting the organisation.

Mourning community stalwart Andrew Casey

Tributes have flooded in for community stalwart Andrew Casey, who died suddenly at the age of 64 last week. Casey came to Australia as a refugee, was a journalist, media adviser, political activist, trade unionist and proud Jew.

Survivor leaves lasting legacy

WITH the passing of Sophie Caplan on January 19, the Sydney Jewish community has lost another precious Holocaust survivor, living historian and pillar of the community.

Carr derailed

A NSW Labor motion urging the next Labor federal government to recognise Palestine will not impact federal Labor’s foreign policy, according to several federal Labor politicians.

MP under fire over Bibi-bashing speech

LABOR MP Julia Finn has been slammed for her “ill-informed and deeply offensive” comments about Benjamin Netanyahu in Parliament earlier this month, in which she labelled the Israeli Prime Minister “an enemy of peace”.