Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Elon Musk’s Starlink To Offer Alternative High Speed Internet to Rural Australia

Rural and regional Australia may soon have high-speed internet after Elon Musk’s newest venture, Starlink Beta—the early stages of SpaceX’s satellite broadband program—came online in Australia, providing select remote and regional parts of the country with access to its high-speed satellite internet. The service, currently in beta testing mode, is only available in rural areas of […]

Australia PM Cautions Against ‘Making Conclusions’ After Woman Dies Following COVID-19 Vaccination

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Premier Gladys Berejiklian have urged the public not to jump to any conclusions after a woman died after developing blood clots following her COVID-19 jab. The 48-year-old woman from New South Wales (NSW) received her AstraZeneca vaccine last Friday and developed blood clots soon after. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and […]

Australia’s Self-Inflicted Economic Woes Continue

Australia had until recently been enjoying economic growth alongside the rise of China. This all changed when Canberra began following Washington’s lead, antagonising China, and in what would snowball into a costly, self-inflicted economic crisis. Today, Australia not only faces mounting barriers to trade erected by China in response to Australia’s systematic antagonism, but now […]

Australia Rules Out Buying Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The federal government has decided against buying the one-dose Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine to boost the nation’s immunisation stocks. The government was in talks with the pharmaceutical giant, which had asked for initial approval for its vaccine from Australia’s medicine regulator. But Health Minister Greg Hunt has ruled out proceeding with the purchase at […]

Australia Eyes Second WTO Action Against China, This Time for Wine

Australia’s trade minister is considering whether to launch a second action against China at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), this time to fight tariffs imposed on wine exports. It follows an ongoing WTO action over barley tariffs that was launched late last year by Australia. “One of the things we are very keen to do […]

Australia’s PM Honors 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete in Greece

Greek-Australians parading. Credit: Chris Phutully/ CC BY 2.0 Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a statement recently to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete in Greece during World War II. The Australian PM addressed his message to the Cretan Association of Sydney and New South Wales, a very active organization of Greek […]

Western Australia Evacuations Ordered as Cyclones Loom

Strong to gale force winds are expected in parts of Western Australia, as two tropical cyclones hover near the state’s coast. People on islands or at sea off parts of Western Australia’s northwest coast have been ordered to evacuate. Emergency services late on Friday told residents in the Exmouth Gulf Coast and parts of the […]

Chinese Embassy Hosts Two-Hour Press Conference in Australia to Downplay Uyghur Abuses

The Chinese Embassy has hosted a two-hour press conference in Canberra on Wednesday to paint a rosy picture of the situation in Xinjiang while issuing a warning against Australia joining the EU, UK, and the U.S. in sanctioning Chinese officials. The press event comes after intense global scrutiny over the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) systemic […]

“Accidental” Destruction of Aboriginal Stone Arrangement in Australia

A private landowner has damaged a 1,500-year-old stone eel arrangement near Lake Bolac, Australia. The Kuyang stone monument was shaped into an eel and created before the Europeans arrived in Australia. Kuyang means eel in South West Aboriginal language. The eel stone arrangement has been on private land and owned by one family for 150 […]

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Jewish divorce and its problems in Australia’s early Jewish history

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / From Australia’s Jewish Past: Jewish divorce and its problems in Australia’s early Jewish history April 7, 2021 by   Read on for article It is well-known that a number of first convicts transported to Australia were Jewish. What is less known is the problems that this created for […]

Jews In Australia ‘Outraged’ By ‘Venomous’ School Textbook That Affirms They Are ‘Christ Killers’

Jewish supremacists in Australia have denounced a textbook used in Victoria schools which blames the Jews for the murder of Jesus Christ — as described in the New Testament — decrying this charge of deicide as “the mother of all anti-Semitic blood libels”: The Victoria Department of Education and Training (DET) textbook, which is on […]

Australia-US Preparing ‘Contingencies’ Around Possible Taiwan Conflict

Australia and the United States are working on “contingencies” if there is an outbreak of conflict around Taiwan, according to a senior U.S. diplomat. Michael Goldman, charge d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Canberra told The Australian National University’s (ANU) National Security Podcast last week that Australia and the U.S. are working closely together on […]

Our History, Our Future: NIF Australia presents Deborah Lipstadt and Sir Simon Schama

Browse > Home / News / Our History, Our Future: NIF Australia presents Deborah Lipstadt and Sir Simon Schama April 5, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article In an exclusive virtual event for the New Israel Fund, eminent historians Sir Simon Schama and Deborah Lipstadt will join NIF’s global president and UCLA Jewish […]

We tracked antisemitic incidents in Australia over four years. This is when they are most likely to occur

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / We tracked antisemitic incidents in Australia over four years. This is when they are most likely to occur April 2, 2021 by   Read on for article This is the first in a series of two articles looking at antisemitism in Australia by Matteo Vergani, Deakin University and […]

A ‘unique’ sight: Rain brings waterfall to Australia’s Uluru

Uluru, one of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks and UNESCO world heritage sites, received 46mm of rain over the weekend, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park staff said on social media. Tourists flocked to the national part to catch a glimpse of the rare phenomenon on Wednesday. In a social media post, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park staff said: […]

Australia floods claim first fatality, more evacuations as clean-up begins

A man’s body was found in a car trapped by floodwaters on Wednesday, the first death linked to wild weather across Australia in recent days that has submerged houses, swept away cars and livestock and cut off entire towns. More than 40,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as torrential rain sparked dangerous […]

Australia designates far-right group as a terrorist organization

Australia on Monday designated a right-wing extremist group as a terrorist organisation for the first time, a ruling that gives Canberra the power to imprison members of the neo-Nazi group. The classification of UK-based Sonnenkrieg Division – also known as SKD – follows a similar ruling made by Britain last year. “SKD adheres to an […]

Holocaust Survivors Live In ‘Sheer Terror’ Of ‘Nazi Invasion’ Of Australia After Swastika Spotting

One of Australia’s top Jewish supremacist organizations expressed “shock and anger” on Sunday after a man in Melbourne was spotted — and photographed — wearing a hat with a small Nazi swastika symbol on it: The man was photographed by a 23-year-old Jewish man who is a descendant of Holocaust victims. It is believed that […]

Australia floods: Thousands evacuated across New South Wales as heavy rains continue

About 18,000 people have been evacuated across New South Wales as heavy rains continue to pound the east coast of Australia, causing the floods to worsen. Addressing parliament on Monday, prime minister Scott Morrison said that “Australia is being tested once again.” “The east coast of Australia, predominantly New South Wales but also in south-east […]

Outrage After Man Photographed Wearing Swastika Hat in Melbourne, Australia

A man wearing a swastika hate at a train station in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: courtesy of the Anti-Defamation Commission. One of Australia’s top Jewish organizations expressed shock and anger on Sunday after a man was spotted wearing a hat emblazoned with the Nazi swastika symbol in Melbourne. The man was photographed by a 23-year-old Jewish […]

Australia: Hundreds rescued as severe floods hit Sydney and the New South Wales coast

Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) on Sunday issued more evacuation orders following the worst flooding in decades. The NSW State Emergency Services responded to 640 calls for help on Saturday night, including 66 for flood rescues. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said hundreds of people have been rescued from the […]

Heavy rain forces parts of Sydney, Australia to evacuate

 People in parts of Sydney’s northwest were ordered to flee their houses in the middle of the night as heavy rains continued to batter Australia’s east coast on Sunday with fast-moving waters causing widespread destruction throughout the region. Flooding risk and evacuation warnings were in place for about 12 areas in New South Wales (NSW), […]

The National Library of Israel in conversation with the National Library of Australia

Browse > Home / Have You Heard? / The National Library of Israel in conversation with the National Library of Australia March 11, 2021 by A J-Wire community service announcement Read on for article Sam Lipski is to moderate a conversation between the director generals of national libraries of Australia and Israel. Israel and Australia […]

AUSTRALIA: Directive issued warning healthcare practitioners they risk regulatory action if spout false or deceptive misinformation undermining the national vaccination rollout

From the C-o-v-1-9 V@cc Reacts and News New Zealand Facebook page Australian Doctors, nurses and pharmacists who spread COVID anti-vaccination claims will face harsh penalties, including being stripped of their ability to practise, by the medical watchdog. The national medical boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) released a joint directive warning healthcare […]

Looking up Down Under: How Australia’s largest Jewish community coped better than most with COVID

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Actress Melissa McCarthy Trashes America from Australia as Hate Culture of Racism and Homophobia

Hollywood star Melissa McCarthy has trashed America from the comfort of her temporary home in Australia, claiming the United States has become consumed by a hate culture of racism and homophobia. She also praised President Joe Biden, saying that his inauguration made her feel the proudest she’s been in a while. Melissa McCarthy spoke to […]

From Australia’s Past: 1852 Ballarat and the arrival of Abraham Abrahamsohn

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / From Australia’s Past: 1852 Ballarat and the arrival of Abraham Abrahamsohn March 9, 2021 by   Read on for article This is the story of a very talented German who ventured to Australia via the US, having practised as a travelling mohel for the San Francisco Jewish community […]

Team Australia Maccabiah 2022 information sessions attract over 300

Browse > Home / News, Sports News / Team Australia Maccabiah 2022 information sessions attract over 300 March 1, 2021 by Michael Puterflam Read on for article  Team Australia has continued strong preparations on the road to Maccabiah in 2022 after information sessions in Sydney and Melbourne were attended by over 300 people. Sam Gamsu, […]

Australia: Pfizer mRNA shots commenced Sunday amid protests, Facebook blackout of Aussie news

CANBERRA — Australia administered its first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA shot on Sunday. But you may not have heard about it if you rely on Facebook for news. The drama began last Thursday when Facebook blocked all Australian news platforms and links on its website. The move was Facebook’s response to Australia’s News Media […]

Australia passes law targeting Facebook, Google to pay for media content

CANBERRA – Australia’s parliament passed a law on Thursday to make Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook pay media companies for content on their platforms in reforms that countries such as Britain and Canada are looking to replicate.After robust negotiations in which Facebook blocked all news content in the 13th-largest economy, the vote makes Australia the […]

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