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Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben. Photo: AJN file

New legislation ‘deeply flawed’

HOLOCAUST denier Fredrick Toben, who was successfully prosecuted in 2009 under Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, would have been protected under a new sub-section in the government’s proposed race law amendments, according to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ).

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New GG a good friend of community

COMMUNITY leaders have welcomed the appointment of the former Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Peter Cosgrove, as Australia’s next Governor-General. General Cosgrove has enjoyed a warm relationship


Johannson lauded for quitting Oxfam

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have praised actress Scarlett Johansson for quitting her role as a global ambassador for Oxfam after the charity censured her for becoming the new face


Jeremy Jones on a Bali high

COMMUNITY stalwart Jeremy Jones provided a Jewish voice at the recent inaugural World Culture Forum (WCF) in Bali, which was established by the United Nations (UN) to foster


Community leaders praise Mandela

JEWISH communal leaders have added their voices to the worldwide flood of tributes for anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. South Africa’s first black president passed away last Friday at the


Nuclear deal lets Iran ‘buy time’

ISRAEL watchers in Australia are sceptical about a deal hatched between Iran and the West to curb the Tehran regime’s nuclear program in return for easing sanctions. The six-month


UNSW probes anti-Semitic incident

THE University of New South Wales (UNSW) says it is investigating an anti-Semitic incident that occurred during its student council elections last week. Last Friday, two student campaigners danced

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ECAJ on Plibersek: Forgive and forget

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has congratulated new Opposition Leader Bill Shorten on his elevation to the leadership of the Labor Party and said it is


Farewelling an ‘unparalleled’ ambassador

JEWISH communal leaders have paid tribute to Yuval Rotem, who heads back to Israel this week after completing six years of service as ambassador to Australia. Zionist Federation of

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ANU conference condemned

A CONFERENCE on Palestinian human rights which is being held at the Australian National University (ANU) this week has “no academic credibility”, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry

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