All posts tagged Peter Kohn

Mixed reaction to 18C proposal

Jewish community opinion remains divided over Section 18C of the federal Racial Discrimination Act, after news that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is proposing landmark changes to the act.

Report ‘shows no reason to change 18C’

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.

Talkin’ ’bout our generations

As a landmark snapshot of Australia’s Jewish community, Gen17 will be a critical resource for planning the future of Jewish Australia.

Shers’ hate mailer behind bars

The jailing of Amirah Droudis for murdering the ex-wife of Lindt Cafe gunman Man Haron Monis has closed a chapter for the family of fallen digger Greg Sher.

Aus Day honourees do us proud

Jewish Australians figured strongly in this year’s Australia Day Honours across many endeavours, accounting for more than four per cent of all recipients.

Paris conference an ‘empty exercise’

An overhyped talkfest – that is the consensus among Jewish leaders in Australia about the January 15 peace conference in Paris.

Sir Zelman’s son killed in paragliding crash

The Jewish community is in mourning following the death of Ben Cowen, the youngest child of former Governor-General, the late Sir Zelman Cowen.

Shoah memorials ‘safe under 18C’

There is no danger Holocaust commemorations could be impeded by Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, say Jewish groups.

Yeshiva, Chabad boards urged to take action

The new boards of Yeshivah-Beth Rivkah Schools Ltd and Chabad Institutions Victoria Ltd were urged this week to “act decisively" in relation to the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Rabbis oppose assisted suicide legislation

Australian rabbis appear to be united against assisted suicide, as the Victorian government considers legalising it for terminally ill people.