Michael Danby attends Anzac Day service in France

May 7, 2019 by  
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Labor MP Michael Danby attended the 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers- Bretonneux in France last week, as the Federal Opposition’s representative. Read more

Why the Magnitsky Act is important for Australia

December 11, 2018 by  
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Most Australians were unfamiliar with Ukraine prior to the missile shooting down Malaysian Airlines MH17. Read more

AIJAC thanks Danby

July 6, 2018 by  
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The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has praised Michael Danby who yesterday announced his retirement from federal parliament. Read more

Michael Danby shares his thoughts with J-Wire readers

July 5, 2018 by  
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My love of the Australian Jewish community emerges from having a similar background to many families in the community who endured the Holocaust…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Danby: Australia to stay in UNHRC but join the US in fighting anti-Israel bias at the UN

June 21, 2018 by  
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Australia should remain in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but in America’s absence we will have to fight even harder for the organisation based at the old League of Nations headquarters in Geneva, to rebalance its focus on international human rights…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Brisbane 6th in the non-Arab non-Muslim world on list of antisemitic posts

February 2, 2018 by  
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Brisbane may be a hotbed of anti-Jewish activity on social media according to new research produced by the Israel Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. Read more

A former NSW premier goes into bat for Michael Danby

January 17, 2018 by  
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Former NSW premier Morris Iemma has questions for Fairfax  media who have mounted a front page attack against Labor Federal MP for using taxpayer funds for funding ads to point out bias in ABC reporting in Israel. Read more

Labor’s support for Israel

October 23, 2017 by  
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It’s becoming abundantly clear that Labor is abandoning its support for Israel, and the few remaining pro-Israel Labor MPs appear incapable of stopping it…writes Senator James Paterson. Read more

Five letters to finalise a torah

October 20, 2017 by  
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A brand new Torah in Australia’s Parliament House was completed by all five Jewish Members of Parliament witnessing the moment. Read more

What did Michael do in Israel?

October 17, 2017 by  
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Media reports it had evidence Labor MP Michael Danby had attended a security conference when he was reported visiting Israel last year when on sick leave from Parliament. Read more

Danby stands his ground

October 8, 2017 by  
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Melbourne Labor MP Michael Danby is sticking by his advertisements in the Jewish media criticising ABC correspondent Sophie McNeill’s reporting in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

Sophie McNeill’s bias

October 4, 2017 by  
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Once again ABC Jerusalem correspondent Sophie McNeill has proven to be inconsistent and ignorant in her reporting and handling of news coming out of Israel. Read more

Danby asks Australian government to condemn Iran’s missile testing

February 17, 2017 by  
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Inserting an advertisement in the Australian Financial Review, Labor Federal MP Michael Danby has continued his campaign for the Australian government to publicly condemn Iran’s repeated firings of ballistic missiles. Read more

Danby calls on Turnbull to dump Iran policy

September 24, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has called on new Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to dump Australia’s current Iran policy established by the former administration. Read more

Questioning the Foreign Minister on Iran

June 24, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby has continued his criticism of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s U-turn on Iran. Read more

Anti-BDS book launched by Melbourne academics

June 14, 2015 by  
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Over 100 people packed into popular St Kilda bookstore ‘Readings’ to attend the launch of a noteworthy book, ‘Boycotting Israel is Wrong,’ authored by Monash University academics Philip Mendes and Nick Dyrenfurth. Read more

Danby supports arrest and extradition

May 8, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has told Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper that an Israeli woman should face charges of child sex abuse whilst employed in Melbourne if allegations of her doing so were true. Read more

A question for Julie

April 14, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor MP has a question he wants Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to ask when she visits Tehran next week on the country’s documented threat to eliminate Israel. Read more

Danby on Denmark…and Margolyes

March 6, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has told the Australian Parliament about the events which led to the death of Jewish security guard Dan Uzan…and criticised actress Miriam Margolyes for her comments on ABC. Read more

School security funding: Melbourne’s share

March 4, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor member of parliament Michael Danby has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it has provided $1,364,725 to schools in Melbourne Ports under the Schools Security Programme. Read more

The Walkleys – more have their say

December 5, 2014 by  
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Members of Australia’s Jewish community have slammed the Walkleys for awarding the highest journalistic honour in Australia to  Ruth Pollard, John Lyons and an ABC-Four Corners team. Read more

New Government for Victoria

December 2, 2014 by  
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Last weekend, Victorians made history by changing Government after just one term. Read more

Confronting campus vilification

November 11, 2014 by  
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Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has expressed concern about antisemitic bigotry experienced at Australian universities. Read more

Gough Whitlam – a personal memory

October 22, 2014 by  
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Federal Labor MP Michael Danby talks of his memories of Gough Whitlam, Australia’s 21st Prime Minister who passed away this week at the age of 98… Read more

On the one hand…

October 1, 2014 by  
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Israeli-born Marcelo Svirsky has been criticised by federal MP Michael Danby for supporting the BDS movement by walking from Wollongong to Canberra…Svirsky responds to the criticism. Read more

L’Chaim with Sodastream

February 26, 2014 by  
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After a hard fought Question Time yesterday,  two groups of Labor MPs, staffers and candidates gathered for a refreshing SodaStream drink organised by Michael Danby MP and Mike Kelly, the former Member for Eden Monaro, and current International Affairs advisor to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Read more

Danby slams Oxfam

January 24, 2014 by  
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Labor MP for Melbourne Ports, Michael Danby, has slammed the overseas aid organisation Oxfam International for attempting to censor its ambassador, actress Scarlett Johansson, over a commercial endorsement she signed with Israeli drink company SodaStream. Read more

Frydenberg and Danby at the despatch boxes

December 10, 2013 by  
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There was a rare moment in the Australian Parliament recently when two of Australia’s leading Jewish Parliamentarians Michael Danby Labor MP for Melbourne Ports and Josh Frydenberg Federal Liberal MP for Kooyong sat opposite each other on duty at the despatch boxes in the House of Representatives. Read more

Danby on Discrimination

December 7, 2013 by  
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Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has told Parliament that the Racial Discrimination Act legislation which the current government intends to weaken,  should not be changed…a view held by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Read more

“Reaffirm your support for Israel” – Coalition to Labor

August 27, 2013 by  
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Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has called on Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party to immediately reaffirm Australia’s support for Israel and has called Michael Danby’s attack on Rudd in the Australian Jewish News “hypocritical”. Read more

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