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  • Principal at Aussie school under fire sees child sex abuse inquiry as ‘welcome step’

    November 14, 2012 | 11:18 am

    The launch of a commission to investigate child sex abuse was welcomed by the principal of an Australian Jewish school whose students allegedly were victimized.

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Monday that the royal commission -- or public inquiry -- would look into children...

  • Australia withdraws from Durban III over Israel-bashing fears

    August 23, 2011 | 11:07 am

    Australia has withdrawn from the upcoming United Nations conference on racism over concerns of Israel-bashing.

    The government was not convinced that “unbalanced criticism of Israel and the airing of anti-Semitic views” would be avoided, and therefore withdrew, it announced.


  • Jewish groups query claims that Julia Gillard is soft on Israel

    June 29, 2010 | 10:17 am

    From theaustralian.com:

    Jewish groups have questioned claims by a former Australian ambassador to Israel that Julia Gillard was silent on the “excesses” of Israel.

    And the former editor of The Age, Michael Gawenda, yesterday labelled as “bizarre” a report in the Fairfax newspaper...