All posts tagged Racial Discrimination Act

Senate rejects 18C amendment

There has been a mixed reaction from leading members of the Jewish community to news that Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act will remain unchanged.

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.

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.

Keep 18C intact, urge roof bodies

Australia's peak Jewish communal organisations have called for a hands-off approach to the Racial Discrimination Act’s provision prohibiting speech that offends or insults.

18C dominates ECAJ AGM

Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act dominated debate at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s 2016 conference on November 27.

JBOD welcomes new Jewish MPs

It was a homecoming for Julian Leeser, and a timely reconnection for Dr Mike Freelander, when the two newest Jewish federal MPs in the House of Representatives addressed the NSW JBOD November plenum.

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Caution urged over 18C inquiry

Communal leaders are cautiously welcoming a parliamentary inquiry into freedom of speech, but maintain sections 18C and 18D should remain untouched.

Perrottet weighs in on 18C

NSW Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet told The AJN this week that no racial group should be subjected to public statements intended to incite violence.

Community unites for 18C

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria have united in support of keeping Sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act in their present form.