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Editorial: Multiculturalism and 18C Categories: Australasia, Immigration/ Multiculturalism     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Changing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA) makes no sense. The Parliamentary Inquiry into this provision, to which AIJAC provided a comprehensive submission and then, by invitation, extensive oral evidence, did not conclude that changing 18C was the best course.

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AIJAC statement welcoming the outcome of the Parliamentary Joint Committee Inquiry into Freedom of Speech, including Sections 18C and 18D of the RDA

AIJAC statement welcoming the outcome of the Parliamentary Joint Committee Inquiry into Freedom of Speech, including Sections 18C and 18D of the RDA Categories: Australasia, Immigration/ Multiculturalism, Media Releases     Author: Colin Rubenstein

"AIJAC is pleased that the Australian Federal Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into Freedom of Speech in Australia found no consensus for change to the wording of either clauses 18C or 18D of of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (RDA) - which we view as unnecessary and po

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The Last Word: Politics as Unusual

The Last Word: Politics as Unusual Categories: Australasia, Immigration/ Multiculturalism     Author: Jeremy Jones

Senator Hanson did identify some real challenges we face in this country, such as the attraction of Australians to the ranks of Daesh (ISIS), issues of integration, employment, misogyny and sustainable urban development. Yet there was nothing in her speech to indicate her concern was with these iss

Opposition to protections from racist harassment and bullying “is ill-conceived, ill-informed and ill-timed”

Opposition to protections from racist harassment and bullying “is ill-conceived, ill-informed and ill-timed” Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Immigration/ Multiculturalism, Interfaith Dialogue, Updates     Author: Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones, Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council's Director of Community and of International Affairs, who has unparalleled experience in the operation of the Federal Race Discrimination laws, has responded to comments by a number of cross-bench senators who have called for the abolition

Politically right, but very wrong

Politically right, but very wrong Categories: Australasia, Far Right, Immigration/ Multiculturalism     Author: Glen Falkenstein & Gareth Narunsky

There are a number of far-right parties to be wary of in the 2016 federal election - including some whose radical views are not obvious or widely recognised. Populist anti-immigration and anti-multiculturalism minor parties have long been a persistent but largely marginal feature of Australian polit

Head to Head

Head to Head Categories: Australasia, Immigration/ Multiculturalism, Israel, Middle East    

In keeping with a long-standing pre-election tradition at the AIR, we sent a series of policy questions to the campaigns of both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, leading the Liberal/National coalition, and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, leading the Australian Labor Party. The questions focus on iss

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