MPs break Liberal ranks over Section18C

March 18, 2014 by  
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Coalition MPs, Craig Laundy, the Federal Member for Reid, and Ken Wyatt, the Federal Member for Hasluck, have come out publicly to oppose any changes to sections of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) which prohibit public conduct that is reasonably likely to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” a person or groups because of their skin colour or national or ethnic origin. Read more

Anti-Semitic graffiti an “isolated incident”

March 14, 2014 by  
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The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide has told The Executive Council of Australian Jewry that graffiti displayed on the university’s campus last week appears to be an isolated incident. Read more

Amnesty Australia permitting ugly anti-Semitic comments on its Facebook page

December 16, 2013 by  
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Amnesty International Australia has been accused of allowing its Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/AmnestyOz/posts/10153527406600632 to be used as a medium for grossly racist and bigoted posted comments. Read more

AUJS backs ECAJ on Racial Discrimination Act issue

December 5, 2013 by  
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The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has backed the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in calling on the Federal Government to abandon its plans to repeal or weaken Australia’s race hate laws. Read more

Signing objections to Section 18 changes

November 28, 2013 by  
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A group representing multicultural communities in NSW has met at the NSW Parliament to sign a single document expressing objection to changes to the Race Discrimination Act. Read more

Singh visits Canberra

August 23, 2013 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has facilitated three roundtable discussions for Australian policy makers and analysts in Canberra,  led by Washingon-based foreign policy expert, Michael Singh. Read more

The ECAJ welcomes Kevin Rudd…and thanks Julia Gillard

June 30, 2013 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry offers its sincere congratulations to Kevin Rudd on being sworn in as Prime Minister. Read more

Hezbollah sleeper cells in Australia?

May 10, 2013 by  
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Jewish leaders have renewed calls to ban Hezbollah’s political wing amid revelations that the Shi’ite organisation may have sleeper cells operating in Australia. Read more

Australian Jewry offers condolences

April 17, 2013 by  
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The Australian Jewish community has proffered condolences to the United States following fatal bombings in Boston. Read more

Lunch with Tony Abbott…what was on the menu?

April 15, 2013 by  
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Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has addressed a luncheon with Jewish leaders in Sydney. Read more

Cloud over Golden Dawn

April 8, 2013 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has spoken out against the reported formation of an Australian branch of a Greek political party founded by a Holocaust denier. Read more

Community briefs on Sexual Abuse Royal Commission

March 18, 2013 by  
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The Executive Director of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Peter Wertheim and Immediate Past President, Robert Goot, have met with the Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read more

Sad loss for the Melbourne community

January 28, 2013 by  
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Melbourne community stalwart Les Erdi has passed away. Read more

…and Manny Waks responds

December 18, 2012 by  
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Following the publication of the letter to the ECAJ’s letter to the Victorian Government Inquiry into Handling of Child Abuse, Manny Waks, himself an alleged victim of sexual abuse who made a submission to the Inquiry, responds… Read more

Organisations v Community

December 18, 2012 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has written to the Victorian Government Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other non-Government Organisations criticising a submission claiming that sections of the Jewish community may have been at fault. Read more

Lamm at the Helm

November 22, 2010 by  
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Dr Danny Lamm is the new president of the The Executive Council of Australian Jewry. Read more

Lunch with Professor Inbar

June 18, 2010 by  
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Professor Efraim Inbar is a professor of political studies at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University and is considered to be the foremost strategic analyst in Israel. He spoke yesterday to members of Sydney’s media
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Muslim Leader Sticks by his “Gaza Holocaust” Statement

February 20, 2009 by  
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The chairman of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has openly stood by his comparison of the recent Gaza incursion to the Holocaust.  Read more

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