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Submission to Federal Government Public Consultation on Doxxing and Privacy Reforms

April 4, 2024 | AIJAC staff

The most notorious case of doxxing in Australia over recent months targeted a WhatsApp group of Australian Jewish creatives. Consequently, the Federal Government announced plans to move forward with legislative reforms to address this problem.

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Testimony: Criminal Code Amendment (Prohibit Nazi Symbols) Bill 2023

May 3, 2023 | AIJAC

Nazi salutes and Nazi symbols are universally recognised messages of hate and genocide. They are used to frighten, intimidate, and hurt their targets. So AIJAC wholeheartedly supports this legislation which aligns with our values and heritage as Australians.

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Submission to the Inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (Prohibition of Nazi Symbols) Bill 2023

April 20, 2023 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) wholeheartedly supports the Criminal Code Amendment (Prohibition of Nazi Symbols) Bill 2023, which would heavily penalise the knowing display of Nazi symbols, including the Nazi salute, outside of scientific, educational, artistic, religious, journalistic or other appropriate contexts.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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