Category Archives: Human Rights

MEDIA STATEMENT: Response to secrecy of Ruddock Religious Freedom Review

ALEPH MELBOURNE MEDIA STATEMENT January 3 2018 CONCERNS OVER SECRECY OF RUDDOCK RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REVIEW Aleph Melbourne is deeply concerned with the announcement that all public submissions to the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review will be kept secret. There is a … Continue reading

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Executive Council of Australian Jewry adopts policy on Same Sex civil marriage

Passed unanimously at the ECAJ Annual Conference in Melbourne on Sunday November 26 2017. Add a new Policy Item 54 as follows:   Same Sex civil marriage This Council: 54.1 NOTES the high response rate to the survey on same … Continue reading

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AIJAC distances itself from Isi Leibler’s toxic views on marriage equality

On Monday November 14 2017 the Australia Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) distanced itself from Isi Leibler’s intolerant views of LGBTIQ people and marriage equality by way of an unrestrained apology sent to their mailing list:   Disclaimer and apology … Continue reading

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Aleph Melbourne welcomes the Yes result to the “Same-Sex Marriage” postal survey

Aleph Melbourne welcomes the result of the “Same-Sex Marriage” Postal Survey and looks forward to seeing marriage equality enacted under law in Australia without additional restrictions or degradation of dignity to LGBTIQ people. We acknowledge that the mechanism the government … Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage: Rabbi says additional protections not needed | ABC The World Today

Same-sex marriage: Rabbi says additional protections not needed By on The World Today MP3 available 2.23 MB One of the sticking points in this decision about legalising same-sex marriage has been whether the religious freedoms of people with objections to such … Continue reading

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JCCV Statement on Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite Result

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is delighted that the same sex marriage plebiscite is now completed and that the people of Australia have shown that they are clearly in support of equality. We hope that Parliament moves quickly … Continue reading

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ABC Fact Check corroborates Aleph Melbourne’s fact checking of shameless claims from Karina Okotel and Lyle Shelton

Fact-checking has exposed the misinformation being peddled by Karina Okotel and Lyle Shelton. Continue reading

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Coalition for Marriage’s Karina Okotel thumbs her nose at Executive Council of Australian Jewry

On the “Same Sex Marriage Debate” episode of Q&A (Monday October 23 2017) Karina Okotel from the Coalition for Marriage dismissed claims from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry: TONY JONES I’m going to bring in Karina here, because obviously you’re … Continue reading

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Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council doesn’t walk its talk

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council don’t walk its talk when it comes to factual accuracy. Continue reading

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Claim UK school failed inspection over marriage teaching ‘factually inaccurate’ | The Guardian

Claim UK school failed inspection over marriage teaching ‘factually inaccurate’ Australian Jewish body denies Coalition for Marriage claim ultra-Orthodox London school was threatened with closure Paul Karp @Paul_Karp Thursday 5 October 2017 12.33 AEDT Last modified on Thursday 5 October … Continue reading

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