He was President of the Melbourne University Student Union as well as President of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students. From 1980 to 1983 he was an Australian Army Reserve officer cadet with Officer Cadet Training Unit, 3 Training Group, based at Albert Park and Puckapunyal.
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, and Editor of the "Australia-Israel Review" (published by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council) from 1986-93.
... Danby was the only Jewish member of the Australian Parliament from 1998 to 2007, when Mark Dreyfus, also from the ALP, was elected. This was followed in 2010 with the election of Josh Frydenberg who is a Liberal. All three represent electorates in Victoria. He has frequently spoken in support of Israel.
...In 2005 Danby was critical of a book by a Sydney Jewish atheist journalist, Antony Loewenstein, about the Australian Jewish community and its attitudes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which he regarded as anti Israeli propaganda. 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.Source: Wikipedia
When will Jews accept that the antagonism felt to them is the result of their own actions and not some mythical irrational evilness? Jews are actively harming the interests of European peoples by promoting the suppression of their freedoms and attempting to alter the demographics of their countries against their will. Those who become aware of this pattern of activity inevitably feel indignant about it. There is no mystery here. There is no "ancient evil" at work. It is a simple conflict of interests between different peoples living in the same land. But one of the peoples has a moral entitlement to that land and the other doesn't.