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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.
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.
There is no danger Holocaust commemorations could be impeded by Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, say Jewish groups.
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.
Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act dominated debate at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s 2016 conference on November 27.
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.
Communal leaders are cautiously welcoming a parliamentary inquiry into freedom of speech, but maintain sections 18C and 18D should remain untouched.
NSW Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet told The AJN this week that no racial group should be subjected to public statements intended to incite violence.
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.
The reaction to Julie Bishop’s invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Australia will indicate how the old paradigm that “the left is the friend of the Jewish people and the right is its enemy” is no longer true, according to Andrew Bolt, guest speaker at a WIZO Victoria breakfast last Friday.