NSW Young Labor Women stand up to BDS

May 14, 2013 by  
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The NSW Young Labor Women’s Network has held a planning session at Max Brenner in Sydney…a gesture demonstrating their opposition to the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

Members of the Young Labor Women's Network (from Left to right) Penelope Parker, Theodora von Arnim, Siobhan Friis, Campbell Rice, Mackenzie Rice and Jessica Malnersic

Members of the Young Labor Women’s Network 

NSW Young Labor president Dom Ofner said that NSW Young Labor had formally confirmed its long standing commitment to oppose the BDS at its 2012 NSW Young Labor Conference.

(NSW Young Labor is the largest political youth organisation in Australia. Its former members including former Prime Minister Paul Keating and Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr.)

Mr Ofner said: “As part of this commitment, last year Young Labor also hosted a ‘Community Speak’ event with members of Australasian Union of Jewish Students and the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. More recently, a large contingent from NSW Young Labor attended the 65th Independence Day celebrations. NSW Young Labor looks forward to strengthening its continuing relationship with the Jewish community in years to come.”

Young Labor Women’s Network member, Ms Penelope Parker said: “The Young Labor Women’s Network hosted their ‘Daughters Day’ planning session at Max Brenner, last weekend. As well as providing the opportunity to purchase some last minute Mother’s Day gifts, the catch up focussed on event planning for the year ahead.

“Primarily, members discussed campaign ideas for the network’s campaign to raise awareness about the gender pay gap between male and female university graduates.”

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One Response to “NSW Young Labor Women stand up to BDS”
  1. Leone says:

    Congratulations Ladies and well done for walking the talk – and may you have success in your endeavours

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