Facebook plans external board to decide on questionable spots on its site

February 25, 2019 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s co-CEO Peter Wertheim travelled to Singapore to participate in a two-day consultation on the establishment of an independent External Oversight Board proposed to empower to make final decisions about contested content appearing on Facebook. Read more

$2.2 million government grant for NSW security

October 10, 2018 by  
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The Liberal candidate for Wentworth in the upcoming by-election Dave Sharma visited the Community Security Group where he announced the federal government’s $2.2 million grant for The Council for Jewish Community Security in NSW.  Read more

Top Jewish professionals from more than 50 countries join WJC in solidarity mission to southern Israel

June 27, 2018 by  
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A World Jewish Congress delegation comprising senior professionals from more than 50 countries visited Kibbutz Nahal Oz in southern Israel on Tuesday on a solidarity mission with residents whose community has been terrorized by Hamas militants. Read more

Australian, British and South African leaders get together

June 25, 2018 by  
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During a break in the opening session of the National Directors Forum of the World Jewish Congress being held in Herzliya in Israel some leaders created a mini-conference over coffee. Read more

Australia not happy with US decision to quit UNHRC

June 20, 2018 by  
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Australia is disappointed by the decision of the United States to resign from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Read more

ECAJ makes landmark submission to parliamentary committee on freedom of religion

February 10, 2017 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has sent a landmark 31-page submission, with 14 recommendations, to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief in Australia and other countries currently being conducted by the Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Read more

World’s Jewish leaders send condolences to France

November 17, 2015 by  
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Top Jewish community professionals from 40 countries world-wide have met in Lisbon  for a two-day conference organized by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and sent a combined message of condolence to the France’s Prime Minister. Read more

Community welcomes Malcolm

September 16, 2015 by  
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Australia’s new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is no stranger to the country’s Jewish community given that his federal seat of Wentworth is home to the majority of Jews living in Sydney. Read more

Malcolm Fraser: Community messages

March 23, 2015 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry and The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council have issued statements following the death of former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser. Read more

ECAJ AGM: Carr gets a mention

November 12, 2014 by  
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President of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Robert Goot made reference to Foreign Minister Bob Carr  in Julia Gillard’s former Labor Australian government. Read more

The case the ECAJ did not want to know about

July 16, 2014 by  
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The case brought by Israeli advocacy group Shurat Hadin against University of Sydney associate Professor Jake Lynch has been dropped…a case involving BDS from which The Executive Council of Australian Jewry distanced itself. Read more

Law against racial vilification steeped in Australian history…writes Peter Wertheim

December 19, 2013 by  
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Those who would dismiss Australia’s laws prohibiting racial vilification as a mere concession to latter-day political correctness and ‘the culture of complaint’ should remember that such laws were called for by a distinguished Supreme Court judge as far back as 1949. 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

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

Communities unite to face change of vilification laws

November 21, 2013 by  
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In the wake of Federal Attorney-General George Brandis’s announcement that the government  is planning to water down sections of the Racial Discrimination Act, ten highly significant ethnic communities have united to protest against the move. 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

NSW Community Leaders and the Racial Vilification Law

April 8, 2013 by  
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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

Bye Bye Joan?

March 2, 2013 by  
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Internationally-renowned Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers may have distanced herself permanently from her Jewish fan base after using a line referring to Germans “pushing Jews into the ovens”. 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

Australian Multicultural Council Launched

August 22, 2011 by  
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Peter Wertheim, the executive director of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, was in Canberra today for the launch of the Australian Multicultural Council of which he is a member. The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard was the keynote speaker. Read more