AIJAC Statement: Federal Election date

AIJAC Executive Director Colin Rubenstein has issued the following statement regarding the date of the next Federal Election:

“The scheduling of the Federal Election on Yom Kippur is of course somewhat disappointing, especially for those members of our community – be they politicians, political party members, campaign workers, canvassers, scrutineers or voters – who won’t be able to engage on election day as they normally would.

“However, as always, everyone will have the option provided by pre-polling and postal voting to exercise their democratic right and obviously many more community members can be expected to avail themselves of that opportunity. AIJAC has also received messages from Australians from many different religious and cultural backgrounds saying that it is regrettable that this date was chosen.”