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Victoria police enforcing COVID restrictions caught conspiring to lay 'trumped-up' charges

Victoria police enforcing COVID restrictions caught conspiring to lay 'trumped-up' charges

Hidden camera catches police conspiring to impose bail on protester that would allow them to jail him for a repeated offense.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2021 08:55
Australian judge: Neo-Nazi poses terror risk if let out of jail

Australian judge: Neo-Nazi poses terror risk if let out of jail

31-year old man who wrote about committing a mass shooting may be placed in indefinite detention or extended supervision.Dan Verbin, Canada, 27/08/2021 20:34
Australian state's police tracking 1,000 suspected neo-Nazis

Australian state's police tracking 1,000 suspected neo-Nazis

New South Wales facing mounting threat of far right extremism, with officials worries about possible physical attacks.Dan Verbin, 26/08/2021 21:13
Australian intelligence worried about neo-Nazi infiltration of military

Australian intelligence worried about neo-Nazi infiltration of military

Fear of extremists using Australian military for training mounts after multiple well publicized cases get public's attention.Dan Verbin, 24/08/2021 20:55
Protesters against lockdown clash with police in Australia

Protesters against lockdown clash with police in Australia

Incidents come after state premier Daniel Andrews extended a lockdown to the entire state of Victoria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/08/2021 11:33
Australian Jewish org calls on government to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Australian Jewish org calls on government to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council says that endorsement would send a message about combating all forms of anti-Semitism.Dan Verbin, 20/08/2021 17:42
Australian Jewish philanthropist Eva Besen dies at 93

Australian Jewish philanthropist Eva Besen dies at 93

Besen Family Foundation was active in funding projects in the Negev, including a high school and high tech hub.Dan Verbin, 18/08/2021 21:03
Watch: Rabbi Solomon sworn in to Australian Supreme Court

Watch: Rabbi Solomon sworn in to Australian Supreme Court

Rabbi Marcus Solomon formally sworn-in as a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2021 20:29
Australia rabbis and Jewish community condemn violations of coronavirus lockdown

Australia rabbis and Jewish community condemn violations of coronavirus lockdown

An illicit engagement party roils Australian Jews as new COVID-19 outbreak extends lockdown.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 16/08/2021 14:23
A first: Orthodox rabbi appointed to supreme court in Australia

A first: Orthodox rabbi appointed to supreme court in Australia

Rabbi Marcus Solomon appointed as justice on regional supreme court in Western Australia, becoming first Orthodox rabbi on such a court.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2021 10:21
Australian Jewish sports club hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Australian Jewish sports club hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Offensive phrases and swastika discovered on wall of the club's Melbourne sports facility over the weekend.Dan Verbin, 26/07/2021 19:04
Australian kosher authority delists Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Australian kosher authority delists Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Kosher agency takes Ben & Jerry's off list of approved products, recommends a local alternative ice cream instead.Dan Verbin, 21/07/2021 19:10
Holocaust survivor who became Australia's richest woman dies at 92

Holocaust survivor who became Australia's richest woman dies at 92

Jewish philanthropist Millie Phillips donated to many causes, including giving $15 million to Tel Aviv University in 2015.Dan Verbin, 19/07/2021 20:19
'Australia lockdown failing to curb cases'

'Australia lockdown failing to curb cases'

'One thing you won’t get in all of the COVID-19 press conferences is truth,' Sky News host Alan Jones says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 11:46
The Israeli-Australian Cultural, Trade, and Financial Relationship

The Israeli-Australian Cultural, Trade, and Financial Relationship

Few countries have stuck alongside Israel for as long as Australia has.Communicated Content , 07/07/2021 15:51
Jewish couple in their 60s confirmed dead in Surfside condo collapse

Jewish couple in their 60s confirmed dead in Surfside condo collapse

Zvi and Itty Ainsworth had recently moved to Miami to be close to their children and grandchildren after living in Australia for 20 years.Dan Verbin, 05/07/2021 21:54
'92-96 mil-years-old:' Largest dinosaur unearthed in Australia

'92-96 mil-years-old:' Largest dinosaur unearthed in Australia

Scientists in Australia say this giant species was the length of a basketball court and length of a truck.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/06/2021 14:05
Australian Prime Minister Morrison announces mandatory vaccines for aged care workers

Australian Prime Minister Morrison announces mandatory vaccines for aged care workers

Scott Morrison says National Cabinet has agreed to mandate Covid-19 shot for residential aged care workers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/06/2021 08:27
Watch: Australian cities deserted as new variant strikes country

Watch: Australian cities deserted as new variant strikes country

Several cities have imposed total lockdowns as as new coronavirus cases emerge across Australia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/06/2021 16:50
Parliamentary inquiry urges Australian gov to list Hezbollah as terror group

Parliamentary inquiry urges Australian gov to list Hezbollah as terror group

Parliamentary intelligence and security committee asks government to list all of Hezbollah, not just parts of its terror apparatus.Dan Verbin, 23/06/2021 16:42
British government confirms it will be boycotting Durban IV

British government confirms it will be boycotting Durban IV

Move to boycott "hatefest" is welcomed by Jewish and pro-Israel advocacy groups.Dan Verbin, 21/06/2021 17:11
Australia: Woman's death 'related' to AstraZeneca vaccine

Australia: Woman's death 'related' to AstraZeneca vaccine

Australian Chief Medical Officer says AstraZeneca vaccine "absolutely key in relation to us becoming safe from Covid."Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2021 10:33
Victoria: Vaccines, quarantine facilities to set Covid response

Victoria: Vaccines, quarantine facilities to set Covid response

Victoria Acting Premier James Merlino says gov't response to Covid-19 outbreaks will be determined by vax levels and quarantine facilities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2021 07:49
Australian state of Victoria enters 7-day lockdown

Australian state of Victoria enters 7-day lockdown

Latest outbreak traced to a single breach of quarantine, with current variant described as five times more contagious than previous ones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/05/2021 08:34
Australian "Free Palestine" rallies: blood libels, terrorist flags, anti-Semitism

Australian "Free Palestine" rallies: blood libels, terrorist flags, anti-Semitism

Rallies full of comparisons between Israel and Nazis, featured blood libels, anti-Semitic chants and flags of terrorist groups.Dan Verbin, 25/05/2021 20:25
Australian PM: Jews have 'made a remarkable contribution to our national life'

Australian PM: Jews have 'made a remarkable contribution to our national life'

At UIA dinner, PM Scott Morrison speaks of his lifelong relationship with the Jewish community and his support for Israel.Dan Verbin, Canada, 01/05/2021 00:34
Mystery illness sickens children at Australian Chabad daycare

Mystery illness sickens children at Australian Chabad daycare

The cause is still unknown for a mass allergic reaction that only occurred in children inside one room of the daycare during afternoon tea.Dan Verbin, 26/04/2021 23:37
Australia Post suspends sale of globe that replaced Israel with Palestine

Australia Post suspends sale of globe that replaced Israel with Palestine

Globe also listed Israel as located in region above area labelled "Palestine" where Lebanon is situated.Dan Verbin, Canada, 23/04/2021 23:41
Australian Jewish group denounces sale of Hitler items

Australian Jewish group denounces sale of Hitler items

After latest auction of Nazi leader's personal effects, Anti-Defamation Commission again calls for ban on sale of Nazi memorabilia.Dan Verbin, 21/04/2021 23:03
Banned in Canada and the EU, neo-Nazi groups eying Australia

Banned in Canada and the EU, neo-Nazi groups eying Australia

Groups making inroads, as terrorism experts sound the alarm as to the increasing danger posted by lone wolf far right extremists.Dan Verbin, 31/03/2021 03:19
'Chag sameach from ScoMo and J-Fry': Austrlian PM, Treasurer, wish Jews a happy Passover

'Chag sameach from ScoMo and J-Fry': Austrlian PM, Treasurer, wish Jews a happy Passover

Australian PM Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg wish Jews around the world a happy holiday, the Australian Jewish News reports.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2021 13:43
In latest incident, man with swastika hat photographed in Melbourne train station

In latest incident, man with swastika hat photographed in Melbourne train station

On Friday, a man wearing a baseball hat with a swastika patch on it was seen outside a Melbourne train station, following a worrying trend.Dan Verbin, 22/03/2021 14:23
Watch: Australian PM receives COVID-19 vaccine

Watch: Australian PM receives COVID-19 vaccine

Australian PM Scott Morrison receives first dose of Pfizer vaccine as Australia starts inoculation program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/02/2021 03:38
Facebook bans viewing and sharing all news articles in Australia

Facebook bans viewing and sharing all news articles in Australia

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud labels Facebook decision to ban all Australian news content 'reckless and irresponsible'.Mordechai Sones, 18/02/2021 07:35
Malka Leifer lands in Australia

Malka Leifer lands in Australia

Malka Leifer has been extradited to Australia, marking the end of proceedings that took more than a year since her deportation was ordered.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/01/2021 13:58
Google threatens to pull services from Australia, PM undeterred

Google threatens to pull services from Australia, PM undeterred

Google says it would have 'no real choice' but to remove search engine from Australia if new regulatory bill on news prices takes effect.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/01/2021 11:15
Australia calls out Big Tech 'hypocrisy': Trump treated unfairly

Australia calls out Big Tech 'hypocrisy': Trump treated unfairly

Australia's leadership rebuke Twitter as China's official gov't tweet of soldier sitting on the throat of an Afghan child remains untouched.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/01/2021 15:48
Watch: Chinese gov't rationing heating in sub-zero temperatures

Watch: Chinese gov't rationing heating in sub-zero temperatures

Sky News Australia says China's ban on Australian coal has forced 10s of millions of its citizens to spend a cold winter in dire conditions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/12/2020 21:51
Australian and Israeli hi-tech companies join forces

Australian and Israeli hi-tech companies join forces

Australian-based Redflex has acquired Jerusalem-based RoadMetric, owned by Haredi philanthropist David HofstedterArutz Sheva Staff, 21/12/2020 22:01
How did Australia beat COVID-19?

How did Australia beat COVID-19?

Australia has almost eliminated the coronavirus by putting faith in science.NPR, 11/12/2020 01:16
China blasts Australian politician calling for economic boycott

China blasts Australian politician calling for economic boycott

Sky News says Chinese leadership not too thrilled about 'radical' Australian diplomat urging boycott Chinese goods.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/12/2020 14:42
The Chinese tweet that shocked Australia

The Chinese tweet that shocked Australia

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is demanding the Chinese Government delete a "repugnant" tweet attacking the Australian Defence ForcesArutz Sheva, 30/11/2020 09:39
Report: Israel was involved in discussions for release of Moore-Gilbert

Report: Israel was involved in discussions for release of Moore-Gilbert

Sydney Morning Herald: Discussions to release Australian academic from Iran were also held with the Israeli governmentArutz Sheva, 27/11/2020 15:18
Man killed in shark attack near Broome, Australia

Man killed in shark attack near Broome, Australia

Man dies after being attacked by shark while body boarding this morning near Broome in Western Australia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/11/2020 14:37
Shock in Australia after soldiers murder Afghan civilians

Shock in Australia after soldiers murder Afghan civilians

Commission of inquiry finds elite soldiers committed war crimes against civilians outside of the context of battle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/11/2020 19:28
'Deadly decisions': Victoria's hotel quarantine catastrophe

'Deadly decisions': Victoria's hotel quarantine catastrophe

Sky News Australia investigates Victoria’s decision to go it alone which they say had disastrous consequences for countless Australians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2020 10:53
Melbourne outbreak casts doubt on anticipated restriction easing

Melbourne outbreak casts doubt on anticipated restriction easing

Premier casts doubt on much-anticipated easing of restrictions as health authorities scramble to contain outbreak in Melbourne suburbs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/10/2020 22:28
Victoria government considers GPS tracker bracelets for overseas travelers

Victoria government considers GPS tracker bracelets for overseas travelers

Devices would be used to assure some overseas travelers obey home isolation orders after returning to Australia.Mordechai Sones, 20/10/2020 17:09
Melbourne residents confront haredi Jews during lockdown

Melbourne residents confront haredi Jews during lockdown

Angry residents in Melbourne, Australia confront Satmar Hasidim, accusing them of violating lockdown orders.Marcy Oster, JTA, 16/10/2020 07:12
Andrews government's hotel quarantine story ‘gets murkier’

Andrews government's hotel quarantine story ‘gets murkier’

Sky News tells story of how Andrews government went it alone using not much more than private security guards to run hotel quarantine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/10/2020 11:19
Victoria amid lockdowns is 'like a parallel universe'

Victoria amid lockdowns is 'like a parallel universe'

Australian Television Presenter Catriona Rowntree told Sky News host Chris Smith her experience of rural Victoria’s lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2020 12:50
What did he just say?

What did he just say?

New South Wales Health Minister Australian MP Bradley Hazzard: 'We must treat this New World Order...this new world of COVID..with caution.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2020 09:43
News host calls Victoria Premier 'out of control menace'

News host calls Victoria Premier 'out of control menace'

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews is out of control and is a 'menace' to his state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2020 09:37
CCP-United Front tries to gain power in largest Australian-Jewish community

CCP-United Front tries to gain power in largest Australian-Jewish community

Candidate calls CCP-United Front influence 'threat to democratic representation in heartland of biggest Jewish population in Australia'.Mordechai Sones and Alex Chung, 10/10/2020 23:32
Chickens on a plane: Yom Kippur ritual performed by air for Jews in locked-down Melbourne

Chickens on a plane: Yom Kippur ritual performed by air for Jews in locked-down Melbourne

Kapparot ritual of swinging chickens performed by airplane for Jews locked down in Melbourne, Australia.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 29/09/2020 07:12
Leifer victims celebrate extradition ruling: 'We fought so long for this to happen'

Leifer victims celebrate extradition ruling: 'We fought so long for this to happen'

2 of Malka Leifer's victims celebrate Jerusalem court's ruling paving way for extradition. 'It felt like a dream,' victims tell Arutz Sheva.Yoni Kempinski, 22/09/2020 10:52
Reporter Avi Yemini sues Australian lockdown police for false arrest, assault

Reporter Avi Yemini sues Australian lockdown police for false arrest, assault

Rebel Media's Avi Yemini: 'Suddenly, a police commander walked up to me, jabbed me in the chest, and ordered his troops to arrest me.'Mordechai Sones, 17/09/2020 10:57