Tomorrow’s leaders meeting today’s leaders

FIFTY Jewish students from around Australia gathered in Canberra last week on the Australasian Union of Jewish Students’ Political Training Seminar (AUJS PTS) for three days of political discussion and mingling with the nation’s senior politicians and leaders.

AUJS PTS is run annually and aims to provide politically engaged Jewish students with the opportunity to speak with Australia’s top decision makers.

From the Coalition, speakers included Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Julie Bishop, Josh Frydenberg, former prime minister Tony Abbott, Senator Eric Abetz, Wyatt Roy and Senator Simon Birmingham.

“I always enjoy the opportunity to speak to [AUJS],” Bishop, who spoke to the students on a number of issues ranging from Australia’s voting history in the United Nations on Middle East resolutions to the government’s “unswerving support for Israel”, later told The Australian Jewish News.