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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 laws.

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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


Dreyfus: New law no replacement for 18C

SHADOW attorney-general Mark Dreyfus has lashed out at the country’s top lawmaker George Brandis, describing as “extraordinary” a proposal to make inciting racial hatred a criminal offence as

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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

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

Minorities meet Brandis to protest weakening of 18C

A DELEGATION of ethnic and faith community representatives met with Attorney-General George Brandis on Monday to air its views on plans by the federal government to soften racial

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