All posts tagged Wentworth

Fighting the ‘racist underbelly’

AUSTRALIANS need to take pride in their country to help eradicate antisemitism and other forms of hatred. That was the message from Josh Burns, the 22nd member of the Jewish community elected to Federal Parliament, in his maiden speech on Monday.

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.

‘It was always about obligation to community’

It has been a great privilege to represent the people of Wentworth, writes outgoing Wentworth MP Dr Kerryn Phelps.

‘You can always count on my friendship’

I will be a steadfast supporter of the Jewish community and Jewish life in Australia, writes incoming Wentworth MP Dave Sharma.

Sharma: ‘I will always stand up for Israel’

NEW Wentworth Liberal MP Dave Sharma has pledged to "always stand up for Israel" and to be a "fervent combatant" of antisemitism and the anti-Israel boycott movement.

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.

Antisemitic email targets Phelps

ONLY days into the federal election campaign, the race for the seat of Wentworth has been sullied by an offensive email targeting Jewish MP Dr Kerryn Phelps.

Election forums – ask the candidates

With both a state (NSW) and a federal election looming, two upcoming communal forums will give members of the community a chance to hear from candidates in two key seats.

Phelps wins Wentworth

INDEPENDENT Jewish candidate Kerryn Phelps is headed for Canberra after achieving a convincing win in the Wentworth by-election.