Will 2022 be better? Aussie outlook mixed

December 20, 2021 by  

Will 2022 be better? Australians are uncertain about how optimistic, or not, to feel going into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Brisbane man flew Nazi flag as ‘a joke’

November 30, 2021 by  

A man accused of flying the Nazi flag above the Brisbane Synagogue, sparking statewide calls to ban hate symbols, told police it was “just a joke”. Read more

Faith law referred to human rights inquiry

November 28, 2021 by  

The Australian federal government has referred its contentious proposal to boost protections for religious Australians to parliament’s human rights committee. Read more

Faith discrimination bill ‘misconceived’

November 18, 2021 by  

Australia’s union for private teachers thinks religious schools already have extensive protections and a proposal to boost them is “fundamentally misconceived”. Read more

Religious discrimination bill overhauled

November 17, 2021 by  

Schools would receive legal protection to hire staff on the basis of faith under a bill expected to go to federal parliament as early as next week. Read more

Premier Daniel Andrews accuses opposition leader Matthew Guy of being “beholden to neo-Nazis”

November 17, 2021 by  

The “small, ugly mob” of protesters camped on the steps of Victorian parliament will not stop the government’s proposed pandemic laws, Premier Daniel Andrews says. Read more

Israel crowns Miss Holocaust Survivor, 86

November 17, 2021 by  

An 86-year-old great-grandmother has been crowned “Miss Holocaust Survivor” in an annual Israeli beauty pageant designed to honour women who endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide. Read more

Religious discrimination laws edge closer

November 15, 2021 by  

The Morrison government is expected to bring its religious discrimination laws to parliament as early as next week. Read more

Nazi flag seized near Brisbane synagogue

October 30, 2021 by  

Congregants at a Brisbane synagogue were confronted by the sight of a Nazi flag flying from a nearby apartment window, a local Jewish leader says. Read more

Alleged neo-Nazi leaders face Vic court

October 27, 2021 by  

A man has described his fear coming face to face with an alleged group of neo-Nazis on a Victorian mountain. Read more

Malka Leifer trial set for next year

October 21, 2021 by  

Former ultra-orthodox school principal Malka Leifer will stand trial on child sexual abuse charges in Melbourne next year. Read more

David Cyprys’s rape charge thrown out

October 8, 2021 by  

A historical rape charge against a former Jewish Orthodox youth leader and convicted paedophile has been thrown out of court. Read more

BREAKING: More sex abuse charges for Malka Leifer

October 1, 2021 by  

More charges have been laid against former ultra-orthodox school principal Malka Leifer, who has been ordered to stand trial over child sexual abuse allegations. Read more

William Shatner set to head into space at 90

September 28, 2021 by  

Star Trek legend William Shatner will become the oldest ever person to visit space when he blasts off next month onboard Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket. Read more

Fox rallies for eighth canoe world title

September 28, 2021 by  

Australian Olympic gold medallist Jessica Fox has rescued a disappointing canoe slalom world championships by taking out the extreme slalom event. Read more

Malka Leifer ordered to stand trial

September 23, 2021 by  

Former ultra-orthodox school principal Malka Leifer has been ordered to stand trial on 70 child sexual abuse charges. Read more

Alleged Leifer victim made ‘panicked’ call

September 23, 2021 by  

The former husband of a woman who alleges she was sexually abused by ultra-orthodox school principal Malka Leifer says she spoke “positively” of encounters they had in Israel. Read more