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Queensland Abortion Laws

Queensland Abortion Laws

NCJWA Statement on QLD Parliamentary vote to decriminalise abortion   Jewish Women Support the Queensland Abortion Vote   The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia congratulates the Queensland Parliament on its historic vote on 17 October 2018 to...
Tribute to Sylvia Gelman AM MBE (z”l)

Tribute to Sylvia Gelman AM MBE (z”l)

We are deeply saddened at the passing of Sylvia Gelman AM MBE, our mentor and wise woman. Sylvia was National President from 1973 to 1979, Life Governor from 1988, Honorary Life member of ICJW and NCJWA Victoria. She was also President of the National Council of Women...
New NSW Laws to Target Incitement of Violence

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...
ICJW Quadrennial Convention 2018

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 existence...

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 empowerment...

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...

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...

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...