AIJAC’s submission to the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech and article 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act
January 20, 2017
AIJAC’s submission to the Australian Federal Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into Freedom of Speech in Australia – including into the operation of Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (RDA) (including ss. 18C and 18D) and the complaints-handling procedures of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) – has now been published by the Parliamentary Committee
New report on the Australia-Israel relationship
November 3, 2016
A new report published by the Australian Strategic Policy Insitute (ASPI) in conjunction with the Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies (BESA) in Israel looks at the Australia-Israel relationship.
This post presents the Executive Summary.
The full report (in PDF) can be accessed here.
Video: Dr. Jonathan Spyer on The States of Flux in the Middle East
September 4, 2015
Dr. Jonathan Spyer, Director of the Rubin Centre in Israel, spoke at an AIJAC function in Melbourne on the continuing instability in the Middle East.
This post also contains links to Dr. Spyer’s other recent media appearances in Australia.
Key points against unilateral Palestinian recognition
July 23, 2015
An enduring peace can only be achieved through direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. This fact sheet outlines reasons why bilateral talks are the best path to peace and recognition of a Palestinian state.
Audio: Dr. Colin Rubenstein on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s visit to Iran
April 22, 2015
Dr. Colin Rubenstein discussed Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s visit to Iran with Steve Price and Andrew Bolt on Sydney radio 2GB on Monday April 20, 2015.
Dr. Colin Rubenstein discusses Australian Government decision on east Jerusalem
June 10, 2014
Dr. Colin Rubenstein appeared on “The World Today” (June 6) on ABC Radio discussing the Australian government’s decision to cease using the word “occupied” to describe east Jerusalem.
Submission on Freedom of Speech (Repeal of S.18C) Bill 2014
April 30, 2014
This document constitutes the submission by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) to Attorney-General George Brandis regarding proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA)…
AIJAC maintains that the provisions of Part IIA of the RDA have worked effectively for nearly 20 years, and that there is not a compelling reason for repeal or wholesale reform.
Video: Ehud Yaari on Israel and the Middle East
January 15, 2013
Ehud Yaari addressed an AIJAC luncheon on Monday 14 January 2013 on the following topics:
- Australia and Israel, including Woodside’s successful bid for developing Israel’s gas reserves
- Israel’s elections
- Egypt and challenges for the region
- Israel, the Palestinians and the Two-State outcome
- Iran’s march towards nuclear weapons capability and American and Israeli strategy