Australia’s National Socialist Network: a call to proscribe it as a terrorist organisation

August 17, 2021 by  
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Three senior members of the Federal Opposition are querying why the National Socialist Network and Combat-18 have not been branded as a terrorist organisation following journalist Nick McKenzie’s expose screened on 60 Minutes and published in The Age and ‘The Sydney Morning Herald. Read more

Government been recommended to relist Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation and in its entirety

June 23, 2021 by  
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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has recommended the Federal government consider listing Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organisation. Read more

Federal Labor reacts to ECAJ antisemitism report

November 26, 2019 by  
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Federal Labor is deeply concerned by an increase in antisemitic attacks in Australia. Read more

JCCV slams anti-Muslim comments

May 2, 2019 by  
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The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has condemned the views of the former Liberal candidate for the Melbourne seat of Isaacs for his disgraceful anti-Muslim comments. Read more

Jewish Life in Germany

Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre is to present a new exhibition: ‘Jewish Life in Germany Today’. 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

Shadow Attorney-General Dreyfus on 18C

November 11, 2016 by  
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The Abbott government’s botched attempt in 2014 to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act – the law that has drawn a line against racial abuse, Holocaust denial and harmful hate speech for more than 20 years was one of its biggest failures…writes Mark Dreyfus. Read more

Mark Dreyfus speaks on Shimon Peres

November 11, 2016 by  
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Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has spoken in the Federal Government parliament on the late Shimon Peres. Read more

Malcolm meets AUJS

September 17, 2015 by  
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A delegation of 50 AUJS students from around Australia has visited Canberra to develop their political knowledge and skills, by meeting with many of the nation’s senior leaders in Parliament House…including Malcolm Turnbull days before he became Prime Minister. Read more

Section 18C: A media conference with Mark Dreyfus

March 26, 2014 by  
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Mark Dreyfus is the Shadow Attorney-General and has faced a media conference dealing with the plans to repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

Right to be a bigot

March 24, 2014 by  
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The Abbott Government is committed to repealing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. This sensitive topic was the subject of two important exchanges in parliament today…in the Senate, Attorney-General Senator George Brandis declared that “people have a right to be bigots” and in the House of Representatives Prime Minister Tony Abbott said: “Sometimes free speech will be speech which upsets people”. Read more

Dreyfus on Section 18C

March 17, 2014 by  
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Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has been interviewed on Sky News on his views on the Abbott Government’s proposed to repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read the transcript. 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

Top award for George

August 27, 2013 by  
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APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre have awarded the Distinguished Services to Australian Music honour at this week’s 2013 ART Music Awards to composer George Dreyfus. Read more

Attorney-General defies safety laws

May 3, 2013 by  
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Federal police were called to meet a Qantas flight landing in Brisbane last week…requested to to do when a passenger continued reading his emails as the plane prepared for take-off from Sydney. Read more