The fired principal of a major Jewish school in Melbourne reached an out-of-court settlement on the eve of his unfair dismissal case in the Federal Court.
Israel denied on Tuesday that an Australian immigrant who committed suicide in 2010 while jailed for security offenses had spied for his native country.
Allegations of child sex abuse, rampant in Melbourne’s Jewish community, have spread to Sydney, with police mounting investigations into two individuals.
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 under the care of religious organizations and focus on the response of the institutions to the alleged sex abuse cases. She called child sex abuse "vile and evil."
One of Australia's largest Jewish schools is being sued by a former principal who claims he was the victim of unfair dismissal.
The Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne embroiled in a child sex abuse scandal apologized "unreservedly" to the victims.
A Melbourne radio host who claims Jewish descent was suspended for one month for shouting "Sieg Heil" three times at the mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
A crowd of angry pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Melbourne marred the annual celebration of Israel's independence.
An Orthodox Jewish man who worked as a security guard at a Jewish boys' school in Melbourne, Australia was committed to stand trial on charges of sexually abusing children.
Mass flash flooding triggered by Cyclone Yasi caused severe damage to Jewish community buildings in Melbourne. Floods stormed through several suburbs heavily populated by Melbourne’s Jewish community of 50,000 on the evening of Feb. 4, prompting the closure of the Sephardi Synagogue on Shabbat.