Category Archives: Politics

AIJAC should apologise for unsubstantiated criticism of Greens policy

On June 27 2016 the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) published an article by Ahron Shapiro critical of the Australian Greens entitled “The Greens and Israel“. The article opened with the following caution: Pre-election polling and analysis suggests the … Continue reading

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Media Release: Aleph Melbourne Voters Guide for Marriage Equality

ALEPH MELBOURNE MEDIA RELEASE 2016 VOTERS GUIDE FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN JEWISH MELBOURNE June 21 2016 Aleph Melbourne proudly announces its 2016 Voters Guide for Marriage Equality in Jewish Melbourne. Following on from the successful 2013 edition, this voters guide is … Continue reading

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2016 Voters Guide to Marriage Equality in Jewish Melbourne

This guide is aimed to assist voters living in the main Jewish neighbourhoods in Melbourne best select candidates who have comprehensively demonstrated or pledged their full support for marriage equality. Levels of support for “same-sex marriage” listed for each electorate … Continue reading

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ECAJ & Marriage Equality

From: Michael Barnett Date: 16 February 2016 at 22:06 Subject: ECAJ & Marriage Equality To: Peter Wertheim <PWertheim@ecaj.org.au>, Robert Goot <president@ecaj.org.au> Hi Peter, Robert,   I see the ECAJ are keen to discuss “LGBT equality” for it’s ideological purposes:   … Continue reading

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Michael Barnett of Aleph Melbourne on LGBTIQ issues | The Shtick S42-07

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Statement On Marriage Equality to the Parliament of Australia by the Masorti Beit Din of Australasia

[Original media release here] The following is a statement issued by the Masorti Beit Din to Members of the Australian Parliament on the question of marriage equality. For further information please contact Rabbi Adam Stein on 0422 674 455 or … Continue reading

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Australian orthodox rabbis interfering in civil marriage (again)!

A little over three years ago, in April 2012, orthodox rabbis in Sydney and Melbourne submitted letters to a Senate enquiry, opposing marriage equality. As reported in yesterday’s The Australian (June 9 2015), rabbis are among 38 signatories to a … Continue reading

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Response to “Statement by Abrahamic Faith Leaders of Canberra”

Aleph Melbourne – Media Release October 21 2013 Response to Statement by Abrahamic Faith Leaders of Canberra Aleph Melbourne expresses extreme disappointment with those religious leaders in the Jewish community who continue to object to proposed changes to instruments of … Continue reading

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Danby defends silence on gay marriage | Star Observer

Danby defends silence on gay marriage | Star Observer. By Benjamin Riley on July 31, 2013 Federal Labor MP for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby has justified his decision to abstain from last September’s marriage equality vote and subsequent refusal for … Continue reading

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הבית הפתוח » Student Rights Law Op Ed | JOH

הבית הפתוח » Student Rights Law Op Ed | JOH. Student Rights Law Op Ed The Knesset, Israel’s governing body, has introduced a crucial amendment to the existing Student Rights Law. On Sunday, June 26 2013, a coalition led by … Continue reading

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