Anti-Semitic verbal attack of MP

The AJDS condemns all forms of racism. The attack on Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is outright anti-Semitic, it is offensive and has no room in any society. For more on this controversy read this from The Australian.  

How the Victorian justice system fails women

Flat Out Inc., a support and advocacy group based in Flemington, has recently released a statement regarding police approaches to women who have had contact with the criminal justice system in Victoria. “Existing police approaches to family violence are failing criminalised women,” they state, adding that “the overwhelming majority of women who end up in prison in […]

No, the Greens did not cave in to extremists

Despite what Christian Kerr wrote on June 5th, the Richard Di Natale’s position on the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is consistent with that held by the ALP and the Liberal Party, as well as with the range of like-minded political parties in Israel itself. Quite simply, Israel can be recognised as a […]

Statement on Limmud Oz exclusion of Jewish voices and the new Jewish Fringe

The Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) is deeply disappointed at the actions of the 2015 Limmud Oz organising committee in recent efforts to exclude voices from their program. The headline of an article published in the Jewish News on May 11th boldly exclaims: “Limmud-Oz promises ‘something for everyone.’”  They quote one of this year’s volunteer […]