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Michael Danby

Michael David Danby (born 16 February 1955), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since October 1998, representing the Division of Melbourne Ports, Victoria. I took this myself File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... I took this myself File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Australian House of Representatives chamber Entrance to the House of Representatives The Australian House of Representatives is one of the two houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Australia. ... Melbourne Ports is an Australian federal electoral division in the inner south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place to Be Motto(s): Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Constitutional monarchy Governor David de Kretser Premier Steve Bracks (resigning effective 30th July 2007) (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 37  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05...


Danby was born in Melbourne, Victoria and was educated at Melbourne University. He was President of the Melbourne University Student Union as well as President of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students [1]. From 1980 to 1983 he was an Australian Army officer cadet with Officer Cadet Training Unit 3, based at Albert Park and Puckapunyal. Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... The University of Melbourne, located in Melbourne, in Victoria, is the second oldest university in Australia (the University of Sydney is the oldest). ... The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) is a federation of Jewish student societies at Australian and New Zealand universities and other higher education institutions. ... The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ... Albert Park is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the City of Port Phillip. ... Puckapunyal ( ) is an Australian Army base in north-central Victoria. ...


From 1979 to 1983 Danby was manager of Halmaag Art Galleries in Malvern. He was Assistant Private Secretary to Barry Cohen, a minister in the Hawke government 1983-84, Editor of the Australia-Israel Review 1986-93 and an Advisor to Alan Griffiths, a minister in the Keating government, 1993-94. He was an industrial officer with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association 1994-96. In 1985 he was senior vice-president of the International Youth Conference in Kingston, Jamaica. Malvern is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Robert James Lee (Bob) Hawke, AC (born 9 December 1929) is a former Australian trade union leader turned politician who became the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia. ... Alan Gordon Griffiths (born 4 September 1952), Australian politician, was an ALP member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1983 to January 1996, representing the Division of Maribyrnong in Victoria. ... For other persons named Paul Keating, see Paul Keating (disambiguation). ... The Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) is the largest trade union in Australia with more than 230,000 members and branches in every state and one in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Central Coast region. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ...


In 1990, Danby ran as the Labor candidate for the safe Liberal seat of Goldstein against Dr David Kemp, who had defeated former Liberal minister Ian Macphee in a preselection challenge. In 1997 he won a hotly disputed Labor Party preselection battle for the right to contest Melbourne Ports, where the sitting member, Clyde Holding, was retiring. At the 1998 election he won the seat and has been re-elected, with slightly reduced majorities, in 2001 and 2004. This article concerns the modern Australian political party. ... The Division of Goldstein is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. ... Hon Dr David Kemp Dr David Alistair Kemp (born 14 October 1941), Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1990 to October 2004, representing the Division of Goldstein, Victoria. ... Ian Malcolm Macphee AO (born 1938) is an Australian politician who was a member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1974 until 1990 and is best known for his contributions in developing Australian Multiculturalism and for being one of the most prominent moderate Liberal Party of Australia politicians. ... Clyde Holding Allan Clyde Holding (born 27 April 1931), Australian politician, was Leader of the Opposition in Victoria for ten years, and was later a federal minister. ...


Danby has been an Opposition Whip since November 2001. He is currently the only Jewish member of the Australian Parliament and has frequently spoken in support of Israel and in opposition to antisemitism and other forms of racism. Parliamentary Opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Antisemitism (alternatively spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is discrimination, hostility or prejudice directed at Jews[1] as a religious, racial, or ethnic group. ... Racism is a belief or concept that inherent differences between people, in particular those upon which the concept of race is based, determine cultural or individual achievement, and may involve the idea that ones self-identified race is superior. ...


Danby has sometimes been accused of being hostile to Muslims or to Islam. He countered this accusation in an article in the Australian Financial Review in November 2005. According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, he was one of only three Labor MPs not to sign a letter to the US Congress demanding the release of David Hicks[1]. For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... The Australian Financial Review is the leading business newspaper in Australia. ... ... For the American chaplain, see David Hicks (chaplain). ...


Danby has been a member of the Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) since 1998, and was Deputy Chair in 2006. He has used this position to campaign against the Howard Government's changes to Australian electoral law, which he argues have restricted the ability of voters, particularly new voters, to enrol and vote. In an article in 2005, he wrote: "For 150 years Australia has been a world leader in progressive electoral reform... As a result Australia has one of the most open and accessible electoral systems in the world, and also a system with the highest reputation for integrity and transparency. Now, for the first time in living memory, an Australian government is going to wind the process back, for no good reason other than its own partisan advantage. They are going to make it more difficult for Australians to enrol and to vote."[2] John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939) is an Australian politician and the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. ...


In 2005 Danby was critical of a forthcoming book by a Sydney journalist, Antony Loewenstein, about the Australian Jewish community and its attitudes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict [2]. In a letter to the Australian Jewish News, Danby called on the book's publisher, Melbourne University Press, to "drop this whole disgusting project." he also called on the Jewish community to boycott the book. "I urge the Australian Jewish community, and particularly the Australian Jewish News, to treat it with dignified silence," he said. Antony Loewenstein is a Jewish-Australian, Sydney-based freelance journalist, author and blogger. ... Israel, with the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is often claimed to be at the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict, is an ongoing dispute between two peoples, Jewish Israelis and Arab Palestinians, who both claim the right to sovereignty over the Land... Australian Jewish News is a Jewish newspaper printed in Australia. ... Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) is the book publishing arm of the University of Melbourne (Australia). ...


In 2006 Danby attended and spoke at a pro-Israel gathering in Melbourne, during the Israel/Hezbollah war.


Danby was one of several ALP members facing a preselection challenge in order to recontest his seat at the 2007 federal election. However, he defeated challenger Henk van Leeuwen with an old sausage, winning three-quarters of the local vote, thus retaining preselection. The next Australian legislative election is expected to take place in late 2007, although it can be held as late as 19 January 2008. ...

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Clyde Holding
Member for Melbourne Ports
1998–present
Succeeded by
'incumbent'

The main entrance to Parliament House in Canberra, with the flag mast visible. ... Clyde Holding Allan Clyde Holding (born 27 April 1931), Australian politician, was Leader of the Opposition in Victoria for ten years, and was later a federal minister. ... Melbourne Ports is an Australian federal electoral division in the inner south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ...

References

  1. ^ Joyce a lone hand on Hicks plea letter, Sydney Morning Herald, February 2, 2007
  2. ^ http://www.danbymp.com/index.php?article=7

External links

  • Personal homepage
  • 1990 Victorian Federal Election Results (Hawke vs Peacock)
  • National Security Must Come Before Politics (pdf)
  • The battle for Melbourne Ports - Australian Jewish News
  • Jewish candidates go head to head in Melbourne Ports - 7:30 Report
  • Jewish candidates fight for Melbourne Ports seat - PM radio
  • Back Pages
  • The Fringe Dwellers - AIJAC Review
  • The Young Lib, the green T-shirt and the how-to-vote card - The Age
  • Jewish rivals battle for bagel belt - The Australian
  • Australia Votes 2004 - Jewish Australia
  • Close result predicted in Victoria - The Age
  • Catch The Fire Ministries
  • News and Views from Rosa and David Risstrom
  • Melbourne Observer
  • Melbourne Observer
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Michael Danby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (356 words)
Michael David Danby (born 16 February 1955), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since October 1998, representing the Division of Melbourne Ports, Victoria.
Danby was Assistant Private Secretary to Barry Cohen, a minister in the Hawke government 1983-84, Editor of the Australia-Israel Review 1986-93 and an Advisor to Alan Griffiths, a minister in the Keating government, 1993-94.
Danby was one of several ALP members facing a preselection challenge in order to recontest his seat at the 2007 federal election.
ZNet | Activism | Stop the press! (1141 words)
In late August, Jewish Federal Labor MP Michael Danby wrote a letter to the Australian Jewish News (AJN) and demanded MUP “should drop this whole disgusting project.” He claimed that MUP head, Louise Adler, had made comments about Israel and himself that were plainly false.
A few days later, Danby responded to Crikey, denied he had called for censorship and labeled my views on Israel “disgusting.” He cautioned MUP - at a time when Israel was “making a painful withdrawal from Gaza…and when the prospects for peace are improving” – against publishing books that he thought inappropriate for the times.
Danby and numerous pro-Israel supporters are clearly confronted by me posing questions about Australia’s pro-Israel media, the Howard government’s relationship with Israel and America, the role of the pro-Israel lobby, America’s relationship with the Jewish state, my experiences in the Middle East, including through the Palestinian occupied territories and Jewish and Arab voices of dissent.
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