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December 8, 2015 – 3:43 pm |

Following Galus Australis’ transition away from an online magazine to a Facebook based community group, the site was to be taken offline (on Friday 11 December).
However, as that date became closer, we received several requests …

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The Liberals’ Kevin Ekendahl: A Strong Local Voice for the Community

September 3, 2013 – 7:36 pm | 21 Comments

By Kevin Ekendahl:
I am very proud of my Jewish heritage and will always stand up for my community. Being the representative of Melbourne Ports – perhaps the largest and most vibrant of the Jewish communities …

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Michael Danby: Fiercely Representing The Jewish Community For The Past 15 Years

September 3, 2013 – 11:01 am | 11 Comments

By Michael Danby:
An important part of my role as a Federal Member of Parliament has been to stand up on the many issues facing our community and make sure that our voice is heard. It’s …

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The JCCV and Other Faith Communities Call for Compassion on Asylum Seekers While ECAJ Talks About Threats to Israel

September 2, 2013 – 6:05 pm | 10 Comments
The JCCV and Other Faith Communities Call for Compassion on Asylum Seekers While ECAJ Talks About Threats to Israel

From the editor:
The JCCV has just issued the following press release which stands in stark contrast to ECAJ policy:
“On behalf of Victoria’s faith communities, we join together to call on all Australian political parties and …

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The Greens’ Melbourne Ports Candidate, Ann Birrell: My Answer to the Jewish Community

September 2, 2013 – 12:38 pm | 16 Comments

Editor’s Note: We have invited Michael Danby and Kevin Ekendahl to write for us.
Due to a mix up, Danby’s response did not reach the editor; however, we hope to receive a submission from him …

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Vote 1 The Sex Party, Says Melissa Star

September 1, 2013 – 10:11 am | 23 Comments

By Melissa Star:
Michael Danby, the ALP member for Melbourne Ports recently created two different how to vote cards to “respect a minority group, the Orthodox Jewish supporters, who [he believes] would not like to preference …

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Galus Exclusive: What The Hell Is Danby Doing? Breaking News: Meir Rabi Condemns RCV; A New Beth Din & More

August 27, 2013 – 12:01 pm | 26 Comments

From Yaron Gottlieb and the editor.

Today, we have an exclusive from Yaron Gottlieb, breaking news from Meir Rabi, and other important news from around the community:
Yaron Gottlieb has discovered something quite bizarre about Michael Danby’s …

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Jewish and Voting Green

August 25, 2013 – 9:15 am | 93 Comments

By Devin Rudaizky
With the Federal Election approaching, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in conversations I’ve had with my Jewish contemporaries. First, my conversational partner will usually lament the fact that the two main choices in …

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Sam Tatarka On Generational Change

August 21, 2013 – 9:46 am | 11 Comments

By Sam Tatarka:
As a member of the Monash Jewish Students’ Society in the 1970s I railed against the Hillel establishment that sought to control our funding based on their perception of what we as students …

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Ruth Calderon’s Message to Australian Zionists

August 18, 2013 – 9:10 am | 3 Comments

By Ittay Flescher
 During her most recent visit to Melbourne as a guest of the Zionist Federation of Australia, I was privileged to hear Yesh Atid MK Ruth Calderon speak at three different venues. In these …

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No Love Lost Between Leaders? Maccabi’s Sex Abuse Silence, What Dutch Courage Really Means, and More

August 15, 2013 – 12:53 pm | 7 Comments

From the editor:
Tzedek, the Jewish advocacy group for victims of child sexual abuse, has issued a press release regarding the conviction of a Maccabi coach for sexually abusing girls under the age of 16.
One of …

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