Submission to the Inquiry into the Human Rights Implications of Recent Violence in Iran
November 23, 2022 | AIJAC staff
The Australian Government has every practical, moral and strategic imperative to help strengthen the efforts of its allies and partners in punishing, deterring and isolating the Iranian regime and helping the Iranians, Syrians, Ukrainians, Iraqis, Lebanese, Saudis, Israelis, Afghans, Yemenis and others that continue to suffer due to its dangerous and illegal conduct.
AIJAC testimony to Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Extremism
July 5, 2022 | AIJAC staff
On Wednesday 15 June, AIJAC’s Executive Director, Dr Colin Rubenstein, and Director of International and Community Affairs, Jeremy Jones, gave testimony to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Extremism in Victoria.
Submission to the Inquiry into Extremism in Victoria
June 15, 2022 | AIJAC
Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Legal and Social Issues Committee’s inquiry into extremism in Victoria to highlight the nature of the threat that far-right extremism – and indeed, other forms of extremism – pose to Victoria and its multicultural communities, particularly the Jewish community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.