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Submission to the Independent Review of ABC Complaint Handling

May 17, 2022 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC’s recommendation is for the current ABC complaint handling process to be replaced with a new genuinely independent and external complaints process.

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Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on its review into the listing of Hizballah and The Base as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995

February 10, 2022 | AIJAC staff

This submission is a response to the review commenced by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) on December 22 into the listing of Hizballah and The Base as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995.

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Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and related bills

February 7, 2022 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC welcomes Commonwealth legislation that makes it unlawful to discriminate based on religion. Within the Jewish community, there is very acute recognition that the ability to freely practise religion cannot be taken for granted.

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Submission to the NSW Parliament’s Standing Committee on Social Issues inquiry into Crimes Amendment (Display of Nazi Symbols) Bill 2021

December 28, 2021

Displaying or disseminating symbols that were used by the Nazis is a red line in public discourse. It is for this simple reason that the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) supports the Crimes Amendment (Display of Nazi Symbols) Bill 2021.

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Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights’ Inquiry into Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and related bills

December 24, 2021 | AIJAC staff

While antisemitism does, unfortunately, persist in Australia at relatively low levels, Australia’s Jews continue to be free to express their faith and openly practise traditions that bind them to generations past. This Bill and the associated amendments legally enshrine those protections for Australia’s Jewish and other faith-based communities into the future.

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Submission to the now-suspended Senate Inquiry into ABC and SBS Complaints Handling

November 22, 2021 | AIJAC staff

It is the belief of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) and other Australian stakeholders who have dealt with the respective organisations’ complaints procedures that the current system is broken and that complainants are not able to receive a fair hearing because the process is not genuinely independent.

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Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on its Review of the re-listing of Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas Brigades) and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code.

August 26, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC recommends that the PJCIS endorse the Minister for Home Affairs’ seeks additional information with a view to extending the listing of the Hamas Brigades to the rest of Hamas.

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AIJAC submission to the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and Security review into the relisting of Hizballah ESO

May 28, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC has again called on the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and Security to recommend the Australian Government designate in its entirety Hezbollah as a terrorist group.

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AIJAC’s submission on the Feasibility Study on Strengthening Trade and Investment with Israel

May 10, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC commends the Australian Government, including Trade Minister Dan Tehan, for its foresight in proposing a feasibility study on strengthening trade and investment with Israel with a view to a future free trade agreement.

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AIJAC’s submission to the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security regarding extremist movements and radicalism in Australia

February 15, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC’s submission to the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) regarding extremist movements and radicalism in Australia.

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