Category Archives: Politics

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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Michael Danby discusses marriage equality on The Shtick (Apr 14 2013)

[The relevant part of the conversation runs from 4:58 to 5:52] “It wasn’t worthwhile voting on it this time because there was an automatic majority against it.” — Michael Danby; Apr 14 2013

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Danby artfully dodges marriage call | Star Observer

Danby artfully dodges marriage call | Star Observer.

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AME Media Release: Labor MP accused of “Taking orders from Abbott” over Marriage Equality – Michael Danby “Not representing his electorate”

Labor MP accused of “Taking orders from Abbott” over Marriage Equality – Michael Danby “Not representing his electorate” Australian Marriage Equality Media Release Tuesday April 16th 2013 Marriage equality advocates are furious that Melbourne Ports MP, Michael Danby, has again … Continue reading

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Media Release: Not all Australians share the same opportunities as Michael Danby

ALEPH MELBOURNE MEDIA RELEASE: NOT ALL AUSTRALIANS SHARE THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES AS MICHAEL DANBY 27 MARCH 2013 Aleph Melbourne, a support organisation that advocates for the welfare of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people of Jewish background, welcomes local … Continue reading

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New AG backs gay marriage | Star Observer

New AG backs gay marriage | Star Observer.

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