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New NSW Laws to Target Incitement of Violence

We commend the New South Wales government and NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman on the announcement on 5 June 2018 that it will replace provisions in the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act that have proven ineffective in punishing individuals who incite or encourage...

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ICJW Quadrennial Convention 2018

The International Council of Jewish Women concluded its Quadrennial Convention at a closing dinner on May 30th 2018. The retiring ICJW President Robyn Lenn OAM, the first Australian to be installed as President of ICJW in over a century of the organisation’s...

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Statement on Irish Abortion Referendum

National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) congratulates the people of Ireland on their historic vote on 25 May 2018 to repeal the 8th amendment to the country’s constitution, allowing the government to legislate for abortion. NCJWA promotes the...

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Jewish women tackle the Gett again

National Council of Jewish Women of Australia and Unchain My Heart Incorporated have lodged a joint submission on Gett refusal with the Australian Law Reform Commission. The ALRC is conducting the first comprehensive review into the family law system since the...

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Release of Malka Leifer from Detention

[divider style="solid"][/divider] UPDATE - March 9 NCJWA welcomes the news that Malka Leifer will not be released under house arrest but will remain in a psychiatric facility until the Supreme Court judge further evaluates the evidence before making a final ruling...

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Arrest of Malka Leifer by the Israeli police

NCJWA welcomed the news that Malka Leifer, former Adass Israel principal has been arrested by the Israeli police. We are proud that NCJWA nationally supported and assisted sex abuse victim Dassi Erlich in her campaign to extradite Malka Leifer from Israel to face...

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Celebrating Israel

Marking 70 years since the United Nations Partition Resolution 181 was passed on 29 November 1947 a national event was held at Parliament House, Canberra on 29 November 2017. It was on this day in 1947 that the UN General Assembly voted on Resolution 181, the...

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Inquiry into religious freedom and belief in Australia

Federal Parliament is currently holding an inquiry into religious freedom and belief in Australia. The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has made a detailed submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry that addresses the terms of reference in relation to the...

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NCJWA Newsletter – Issue 1

Welcome to the first issue of our newsletter which contains articles on: ICJW Quadrennial Convention Celebrating Israel - 70th anniversary of partition resolution at Parliament House Advocacy highlights 90th anniversary celebrations for sections (Brisbane and...

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ICJW Quadrennial Convention Invitation

Engage, learn, and be inspired by Jewish women from ICJW’s 50 affiliates worldwide who will meet in Sydney in 2018. We look forward to welcoming you. To register, please click here to complete the form to let us know that you are interested in attending. If you...

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