Support Randwick Council support Israel

March 20, 2011 by Community Editor
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Show Your Support of Israel at Randwick Council

 

Randwick Council on Tuesday, night will consider a Motion, which is in support of Israel  & condemns Marrickville Council’s boycott of Israel, which is in line with BDS policies

It was rescinded once with a vote of 9 to 3. The Greens being the 3 who voted against it.

Please attend to show your support for the Council and your disgust for the Greens of NSW

 

The meeting start at 6pm. We had originally intended to gather outside the Town Hall. We are now advised to go straight to the Council Chamber

Please be punctual…not “Jewish time” so not as to disrupt proceedings when they get underway

Please bring flags, posters etc. The MSM. J-Wire and the AJN will be there

There will be a Motion put forward for this to be heard first, so that we don’t have to sit through a whole meeting.

RANDWICK TOWN HALL

90 AVOCA STREET… corner of Frances Street.

RANDWICK

(There is no right turn into Frances Street from Avoca Street, which is a clearway)

 

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Procopiadis) that Council:

1.         Acknowledge that Australian Foreign Policy is the responsibility of the Commonwealth Government and not Local Government.

2.         Note that Marrickville Council has adopted a policy of boycotting all goods made in Israel and any sporting, academic institutions, government or institutional cultural exchanges.

3.         Request SSROC* to immediately remove Marrickville Council Staff from SSROC procurement tender panels that are considering tender submissions involving Israeli companies, products or services until Marrickville rescinds its current procurement policy, which is non-competitive.

4.         Councillors acknowledge their intention not to approve any SSROC procurement tenders that considered tender submissions involving Israeli companies, products or services where a Marrickville Council staff member sat on the procurement panel until such time as the policy is rescinded.

5.         Continue to practice full and open competition policy (competitive procurement) so as to deliver the best value for money to Randwick residents and ratepayers.

6.         Joins with the United Nations, the Australian Federal and State Governments and interfaith leaders in refusing to support the BDS campaign and in opposing all forms of religious discrimination and anti-Semitism.

7.         Write to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) asking it to investigate the effect the current Marrickville Council boycott on Israeli sporting, academic, government and cultural institutions has on Israeli citizens and people of Israeli heritage living, working or studying in Marrickville.

8.         Write to the NSW Greens candidates for Coogee, Heffron and Maroubra requesting to know whether they support the BDS campaign and whether, if elected, they will seek to lawfully influence Randwick City Council procurement policy.

9.         Write to the Mayor of Marrickville to express our disappointment in their decision, to indicate what a disappointment that this decision has been to our residents and to respectfully request that they rescind this decision.

*The SSROC is a buying group which consists of 16 Councils in the South Sydney area.

I can be contacted on cockneydoll@gmail.com

 

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