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ADC responds to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon

Out in Perth has published a response from the Anti-Defamation Commission in response to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon: Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) said he understood why cartoonists are drawn to the Nazi analogy but described the comparison as repulsive. … Continue reading

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ECAJ responds to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon

The Australian has published a letter from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in their September 22 letters column, in response to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon: I refer to Bill Leak’s cartoon (“Waffen SSM”, 21/9). It can be readily accepted that … Continue reading

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Thank you very much Alan Goldberg

Aleph Melbourne remembers Alan Goldberg QC for his part in making Tasmania, and all of Australia, a better place.  Our deepest condolences to his family on their loss. “And proudly, perhaps most proudly, he acted for Mr Croome, in the attack … Continue reading

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Gender-diverse? Get noticed in the 2016 Census.

With the increasing visibility of gender diverse people in the Australian Jewish community, it’s important to get an accurate understanding of how many identify beyond the gender binary of female and male. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has advised that in … Continue reading

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Media Release: Aleph Melbourne welcomes Mount Scopus Inclusivity Statement

ALEPH MELBOURNE MEDIA RELEASE JULY 22 2016 Aleph Melbourne welcomes the “Inclusivity Statement”[1] issued to parents by Mount Scopus Memorial College on June 20 2016. This statement is the first public acknowledgement by the school for the need to offer specific support … Continue reading

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R. I. P. Elie Wiesel | HRC

“Those who are bigots do not stop at classes, at races, or again, at gays or lesbians.”

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Petition – Equality 4 Students

PETITION: EQUALITY 4 STUDENTS To Members of the Victorian Parliament: Under Victoria’s laws, religious schools are allowed to discriminate against students on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This means students could be expelled, excluded or otherwise treated unfavourably just for being … Continue reading

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AIJAC should apologise for unsubstantiated criticism of Greens policy

On June 27 2016 the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) published an article by Ahron Shapiro critical of the Australian Greens entitled “The Greens and Israel“. The article opened with the following caution: Pre-election polling and analysis suggests the … Continue reading

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Cathy Wilcox: We won’t mention it if you don’t

We won't mention it if you don't.My @smh @theage cartoon. pic.twitter.com/MfIt2vTWwu — The Cathy Wilcox (@cathywilcox1) June 19, 2016

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Media Release: Aleph Melbourne Voters Guide for Marriage Equality

ALEPH MELBOURNE MEDIA RELEASE 2016 VOTERS GUIDE FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN JEWISH MELBOURNE June 21 2016 Aleph Melbourne proudly announces its 2016 Voters Guide for Marriage Equality in Jewish Melbourne. Following on from the successful 2013 edition, this voters guide is … Continue reading

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