NSW MP calls on expulsion of Labor party member

September 18, 2023 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Natalie Ward has called on Labor NSW Labor to condemn and expel Amanda Fazio who called Jewish people a “race of whingers”.

Natalie Ward

In a speech in the NSW Parliament, the Liberal politician made mention of rising antisemitism and said ‘antisemitism has no place in modern Australia’.”

She said: “Those comments from former member Amanda Fazio are blatantly prejudiced, bigoted and should not be tolerated. In her inaugural speech, Ms. Fazio stated, “I do not support discrimination against any section of the community”—a sentiment reiterated in her valedictory speech. It is not consistent, then, that Ms. Fazio holds and publishes on her social media this view of the Jewish community, a people who have experienced discrimination from antiquity to the modern day.”

She pointed out that Amanda Fazio holds an important position within the New South Wales branch of the ALP as a member of its Rules Committee. The rules include the NSW Labor Code of Conduct, which sets out the expectations for all people involved with NSW Labor.

One of the rules states the code is breached when a member  “behaves in a manner that constitutes discrimination … which includes discrimination or harassment towards a group of persons on the basis of race”.

She added: “Ms Fazio’s comments are a blatant breach of the code of conduct that she is bound by and has agreed to as an official of NSW Labor. Her comments are antisemitic and should not be tolerated in modern-day Australia.

I condemn them and I stand for our harmonious multicultural and multi-faith community in New South Wales.

I call on NSW Labor to condemn and expel that bigoted person. She should do better. As a former member and President of this place, she should apologise, withdraw and resign now.”

Comments

One Response to “NSW MP calls on expulsion of Labor party member”
  1. Lynne Newington says:

    Amazing she had the gall to do it……..how many more in the closet one has to wonder…….

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