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Halal certification and Islamophobia

In recent weeks the Australian Jewish Democratic Society has received a few worrying emails. The emails appeal to support a campaign to end Halal certification based on unfounded and incorrect claims that Australians' tax money goes towards the payment of Halal...

We are friends of Friends of the Earth

On April 13, 2015, members of the AJDS sent the following letter to the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment.     Dear Secretary, We refer to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment established...

Counter rally against Reclaim Australia

Counter to the Reclaim Australia rally in Mebourne on Saturday 4/4/15, AJDS members demonstrated, along with others that racism, fascism, Islamophobia and neo-Nazism are unacceptable and must be actively opposed. AJDS members continue to stand against marginalisation,...

Statement in response to "lifestyle choices"

We are concerned by the way the Abbott Government's policies towards Aboriginal peoples serve to continue and enhance their dispossession and colonisation. And, moreover, that bad economic decisions should take precedence over long-lasting Aboriginal practices and...

Statement in response to "lifestyle choices"

We are concerned by the way the Abbott Government's policies towards Aboriginal peoples serve to continue and enhance their dispossession and colonisation. And, moreover, that bad economic decisions should take precedence over long-lasting Aboriginal practices and...

A Rabbinic Autumn?

By Les Rosenblatt  There's no 'Rabbinic Spring' yet, (Australian Jewish News Editorial Feb 20, 2015) regardless of the AJN having sighted the odd dove or swallow skimming the murky oceans of Chabad rabbinical denial exposed at the Royal Commission. At best, to my...