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Jewish community leaders have welcomed this week’s findings by Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights report on the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA), which failed to reach a consensus on amending freedom-of-speech laws.
Communal leaders are cautiously welcoming a parliamentary inquiry into freedom of speech, but maintain sections 18C and 18D should remain untouched.
A Pakistani cleric sent home from an Australian speaking tour last week after a video emerged of him declaring, “It is the guarantee of world peace when the last Jew is slain” illustrates the “urgent need” for a new criminal offence of advocacy of genocide.
Confirmation that a new federal criminal offence of advocacy of genocide will be “introduced early" was welcomed by ECAJ executive director Peter Wertheim.
Under threat during the Abbott government, Section 18C appears to have dodged another bullet, and its survival has been hailed by the Jewish community.
Senior politicians, communal leaders and the legal fraternity have paid tribute to former Federal Court judge and barrister Alan Goldberg.
INNOVATION was high on the agenda when government minister Christopher Pyne met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem earlier this week.
THE federal government will look into the feasibility of a free trade deal between Australia and Israel, Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb’s office has confirmed to The AJN.
THE federal government today (Thursday) introduced to Parliament a new criminal offence of advocating genocide, which could see offenders who publicly “counsel, promote, encourage or urge” genocide imprisoned for up to seven years.
ANTI-Discrimination Board of NSW president Stepan Kerkyasharian has joined communal leaders in welcoming the federal government’s plans to introduce a new crime of “advocacy of genocide”.