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ALP icon slams literary journal’s ‘appalling’ Gaza genocide letter  

Former minister Barry Jones, who is patron of Overland, was scathing of the letter, which has prompted Jewish creatives and academics to speak out over the Left’s anti-Israel bias.

ALP steps back from move to recognise Palestine

Foreign Minister Penny Wong prevailed at the ALP national conference. A policy to recognise Palestine remains on the platform but is unlikely to be advanced by the government.

EDITORIAL: Australia gives Israel some tough love

Israel should not expect governments like Australia to remain silent while it expands settlements and entrenches the occupation of the West Bank.

Penny Wong raises ‘alarming trends’ in Israel as ALP prepares to vote on Palestine

The ALP national conference will vote on recognising Palestine this month. Concerns about the Netanyahu government are adding weight to the campaign.

ALP Victoria conference calls on Albanese government to recognise Palestine

The resolution demands recognition within this term of parliament but the Minister has declined to say whether the Government will act on it.

Labor’s climate bill a start but its approach is more about acquiescence than ambition

SARAH RICHMOND: The government still needs to release a “full net zero by 2050” plan and the bill that has passed is silent on how that would be achieved.

MP raises concerns over antisemitism is speech to Parliament

WATCH: ALP MP Andrew Leigh tells House of Reps: ‘Plus61J reported that over 100,000 users now follow Australian anti-vaccination pages that promote anti-Semitic bigotry’

Display of Nazi symbols could lead to jail under NSW Labor draft law

Labor caucus approved draft legislation that could send a person to jail for six months, with exemptions for use of the swastika by religious communities

ALP leader Albanese rejects BDS and use of ‘apartheid’ to describe Israel

In Zoom meting with Australian Jewish community leaders, the federal opposition leader also said a future Labor government would endorse the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Good news for ALP: Caulfield to stay in federal seat of Macnamara

DASH LAWRENCE: The Electoral Commission decides not to proceed with an electoral redistribution after lobbying from local figures

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