April 28, 2016, 12:00 am
MELBOURNE Ports MP Michael Danby called on the government to explain why it has gone from being a major international critic of Iran to being even more accommodating of the regime than the United States, when he spoke yesterday at a public hearing of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee’s inquiry into the partial suspension of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
September 4, 2013, 12:00 am
THE Australian Labor Party and the Coalition argue over many policy issues, and that is as it should be in a robust and open democracy such as ours. But some issues should be bipartisan, and I am pleased to say that on the subject of support for Israel and for the Middle East peace process, both major parties are in agreement.
August 8, 2013, 12:00 am
TRUE to his word that he would reconsider holding an election on Yom Kippur, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd this week announced Australia would go to the polls a week earlier on September 7, a move that has been met with praise by Jewish politicians on both sides of the divide.
By adam kamien
February 10, 2012, 12:00 am
COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed the Australian Foreign Minister’s announcement that he was imposing fresh sanctions on Syria in the wake of the escalation of violence perpetrated by the regime in recent days and the failure of the UN to pass a resolution censuring President Assad.
December 27, 2011, 12:00 am
ISRAEL has responded to claims by an Australian journalist that Palestinian children have been mistreated in its West Bank juvenile military court system, stressing there are strict procedures in place with regard to minors that adhere to international standards.
By adam kamien