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November 12, 2020, 12:12 pm
More measures to come, but families ‘disappointed’
'The investigators found that while Brighton Secondary College responded promptly when alerted ... some students did not feel like they could speak up or be supported'.
October 8, 2020, 12:00 am
Oboler appointed as inquiry adviser
Victorian Education Minister James Merlino commissioned an independent inquiry after a number of Jewish students came forward with claims of antisemitic abuse levelled against them
August 27, 2020, 12:44 pm
NSW school cracks down on antisemitic bullying
'It's about delivering a strong and clear statement that conduct of this kind will not be tolerated and that if it persists, there will be severe consequences'.
August 27, 2020, 12:00 am
More claims, legal action launched
The mother of two Jewish boys who were allegedly bullied at the school, told The AJN, “Finally the victims will have their voices heard and not suffer in silence.”
August 7, 2020, 10:57 am
Anti-Jewish bullying then and now
'Knowing I had told on my classmates, yet without any sign of help from teachers, I was in a twilight zone of fear'.
July 23, 2020, 12:00 am
‘Burn in an oven’: Student threatened with a knife
The case is the third set of antisemitic bullying allegations levelled against Brighton Secondary College in as many weeks.
July 16, 2020, 12:00 pm
We can’t afford to look the other way
'Appallingly, we are fielding an alarming spike in antisemitic incidents in two of the most fraught and fertile environments – social media and schools'.
July 16, 2020, 12:00 am
‘Our son was assaulted, robbed’
A year 8 student at Brighton Secondary was allegedly called a “dirty Jew”, spat on and shoved, while his bullies would jingle money in their pockets as they passed him in class.
July 9, 2020, 12:00 am
‘They yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ at me’
Two Jewish brothers have spoken exclusively to The AJN about the years of antisemitic bullying they endured at the hands of students and teachers at Brighton Secondary College.
July 9, 2020, 12:00 am
Antisemitic bullying strikes NSW schools
JBOD: 'It is of great and growing concern that a significant number of the antisemitic incidents which are coming to our attention are in the education sector'.
June 4, 2020, 12:00 am
‘No apology, no accountability’
Months after The AJN revealed a shocking case of antisemitic bullying at a Melbourne school, the mother of the Jewish boy at the centre of the incident has spoken out publicly.
February 27, 2020, 11:30 am
Compulsory Holocaust education for schools
Victorian Education Minister James Merlino: 'It concerns me that if asked, most kids today wouldn’t be able to explain what the Holocaust was'.
November 29, 2019, 7:00 am
Report raised in Parliament
Victoria's Education Minister has been urged to provide the family of a child who was the victim of antisemitic bullying with the government's full report into the incident.
November 21, 2019, 9:45 am
‘We are deeply disappointed’
The parents of young Jewish students who were the victims of antisemitic bullying say they feel sidelined in the Victorian Department of Education's review into the incidents.
October 18, 2019, 2:34 pm
16-year-old charged after antisemitic calls
Only weeks after a young boy revealed he had been the subject of antisemitic abuse, his mother received threatening phone calls warning her son would be "silenced for good".