What makes news at AUJS
JEWISH organisations and the wider community have applauded a decision by The University of Melbourne to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism, becoming the first
Australian university to do so.
THE Australasian Union of Jewish students (AUJS) won three prestigious awards at the World Union of Jewish Students (WUIS)
annual congress in Jerusalem in
Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) leaders from across Australia’s major states and New Zealand made their way to Safety Beach in Victoria at the end of November for the AUJS leadership training summit….
“They should be putting forward preventative measures. it’s only reactive, and reactive is insufficient”,
she said. The original UMSU motion acted as a catalyst for other motions around Australia, such as the “From the River to the Sea” motion, passed by the University of Sydney….
The motion that started the fire
that has been burning all year
was the University of Melbourne
Student Union (UMSU) motion
in support of Palestine and BDS
(boycott, divestment and sanctions).
The University of Adelaide’s student union You X has stood down an editor who wrote ” Death to Israel” in student magazine ‘On Dit’ and taunted Jewish students with the chant at a subsequent student representative council (SRC) meeting.
As an organisation led by students
for students, the Australasian
Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) provides meaningful experiences
and initiatives to students across
Australia and New Zealand.
In the first week of August, a group of 25 Australasian union of Jewish Students (AUJS)S) delegates were taken into Parliament House In Victoria as part of a flagship Victorian Political Training Seminar (VPTS).
In April 2022, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) passed a motion denouncing Zionism as a “racist, colonial ideology”, despite concerns raised from Jewish students about what such a motion would mean for their welfare on campus….