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ECAJ Conference 2007. New president Robert Goot. photo: Peter Haskin

NSW rabbis clash with leaders over 18C

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and Rabbinical Council of NSW (RCNSW) are at odds over the federal government’s proposed changes to racial discrimination laws.

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State Libs voice fears over race law changes

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has welcomed statements from the NSW and Victorian state governments that freedom of speech cannot come at the expense of hate

Peter Wertheim (left), Stephen Lewis. Photo: Nadine Saacks

ABC under fire for Facebook hate

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has asked the ABC for an explanation after anti-Semitic posts remained on its Facebook page for more than a month. Following the

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

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MP may break ranks on RDA

INDIGENOUS Liberal MP Ken Wyatt is threatening to cross the floor and vote against changes in the Racial Discrimination Act, after it was revealed the government could make

Peter Wertheim (left), Stephen Lewis. Photo: Nadine Saacks

More anti-Semitic graffiti at Adelaide Uni

TWO more incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti have been found on campus at the University of Adelaide. In a letter to Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) executive director Peter

Peter Wertheim (left), Stephen Lewis. Photo: Nadine Saacks

Warning over 18C revamp

RACE Relations Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has come out strongly in defence of a key provision of the Racial Discrimination Act which protects individuals and groups from vilification. Delivering the

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Hate rears its ugly head on campus

EDUCATION Minister Christopher Pyne has called on Australian universities to take a firm stand against racism on campus following anti-Semitic incidents at three universities in the past week. According

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Brandis may change more than just 18C

THE Abbott government is considering amendments to federal anti-discrimination laws which could see racial vilification rendered a criminal offence alongside plans to amend part of the Racial Discrimination

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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

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