Candidate statement: Nomi Kaltmann  – Independent for Caulfield

Nomi Kaltmann for Caulfield

The following political statement has been supplied by Nomi Kaltmann who is running as a candidate for Caulfield District in the 2022 Victorian State Government election.

Aleph Melbourne will endorse all political candidates who unconditionally support equal rights for LGBTIQ+ Jews and whose values align with ours.

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your email asking for a candidate statement on LGBQTI+ inclusion.

All persons should be free to live free from persecution and vilification, irrespective of their sexuality, cultural background or religion. 

In general, I believe that there are certain principles that should be adhered to when considering legislation, so that it takes into account the needs of LGBQTI+ persons:

  • People in the LGBTIQA+ community come from all backgrounds and walks of life, so policy should be diverse in reflecting that
  • Allies of the LGBQTI+ community should ask for direct input from members of the LGBQTI+ community when considering legislative changes and policies 
  • Every person in Victoria and in wider Australia deserves to live without fear of discrimination, and should be able to live without fear relating to their gender or sexual identity
  • Specific protections should be considered in a legislative framework that  provide a strengthened response to higher rates of discrimination that members of the LGBQTI+ community face

I wish you continued success with your important work at Aleph. 

Kind regards

Nomi Kaltmann

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