Bill Shorten on Joe Berinson

June 26, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Opposition leader Bill Shorten has spoken in federal parliament on Joe Berinson who passed away earlier this month.

Joe Berinson

Joe Berinson was remembered by Carmel School, the Jewish day school he supported since its inception.

A statement from the Carmet School states: “If not for Mr. Berinson, our children would not have a Jewish school and without a Jewish school, we would not have a community, nor would we be able to achieve our ultimate goal of Jewish continuity.

We stand tall today because we stand on the shoulders of giants. Mr. Berinson was a giant of vision, a giant in generosity of time, wealth and spirit. It would be impossible to count the hours, days and years that he gave to Carmel School, all the while serving his country in Parliament, then as Attorney General and raising 4 children, committed to Jewish values and who themselves have raised families who continue to believe and keep our faith. His intellect was matched only by his moral virtue, a man of immense integrity and courage.”

He was born in Western Australia in 1932 and died in Perth on June 2. A QC, Joe Berinson became the Federal Labor MP for Perth in 1969. He served as president of the Jewish Community Council of Western Australia.

Current president of the JCCWA Joan Hillman told J-Wire: “The WA Parliament also held a condolence motion for Mr Joe Berinson on Tuesday 26 June at 2pm.  His widow Jeanette Berinson and many family members attended this moving event as well as representatives from JCCWA, Carmel School and Dianella Shul.  Members from all political parties spoke to the motion and a minutes silence ended the session.”

Bill Shorten speaks about the late Joe Berinson…





2 Responses to “Bill Shorten on Joe Berinson”
  1. Paul Galy Galambos OAM. says:

    My respect for Bill Shorten has increased immensely, as I had none up until now.

  2. Barry Pryer says:

    I am fascinated as to why you chose to print Bill Shorten’s speech in preference to our Prime Minister’s? I happened to hear both speeches, and I firmly believe that Malcolm’s speech had so much more meaning and sympathy in it. Bill’s was obviously written for him….in fact he had probably never heard of Joe Berinson.

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