All posts tagged Stepan Kerkyasharian

‘A line in the sand’

UNDER new laws to be introduced in the NSW Parliament, any individual who incites or threatens violence against the Jewish community could face three years in prison.

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State govt reviewing report into 20D

COMMUNITY groups have reaffirmed their commitment to bringing about reform to the state’s race-hate legislation, vowing “we will not stop until change is made”.

Consultation launched on 20D

Communities continue to rally for “urgently needed” changes to Section 20D of the Anti-Discrimination Act.

Multicultural champion honoured

COMMUNAL stalwart Jeremy Jones has received top honours at the 2016 Premier’s Harmony Dinner, taking home the Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award after serving the community for more than 40 years promoting multicultural and interfaith dialogue.

‘A historic reform’

NSW Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton has publicly admitted for the first time that Section 20D of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act is not working and she will introduce legislation by May to fix it.

Ethnic groups back hate law change

SIX ethnic organisations have added their voices to the call by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) for the state’s race-vilification legislation to be strengthened.

Hate laws to be reviewed

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) has been working closely with Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton to ensure last month’s failure by the police to charge Hizb ut-Tahrir leaded Ismail al-Wahwah with racial incitement is not repeated.

Advocacy of genocide to be criminalised

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”.

Dismay over failure to charge al-Wahwah

NSW Anti-Discrimination Board president Stepan Kerkyasharian has backed the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ (JBOD) call for the state’s race hate legislation to be reviewed after police decided last week not to charge Hizb ut-Tahrir leader Ismail al-Wahwah with racial incitement.

Hizb ut-Tahrir videos ‘a serious breach’

ANTI-SEMITIC statements expressed in two videos produced by the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir constitute a serious breach of NSW racial vilification laws, the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB) has found.