Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

Statement: "Reclaim Australia"

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The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) strongly supports Australian multiculturalism. All who come to Australia should feel welcome, and should feel completely comfortable that they have the right to preserve and practise their own cultures, while all who live here also have responsibilities to adhere to Australia's egalitarian, democratic values and to Australian law.

In light of reported support for the Reclaim Australia rallies by a group identifying itself as an Australian Jewish communal lobby, AIJAC wishes to make it clear that we condemn the religious bigotry on display at the rallies and call for open, frank discussions of matters of public concern in an informed, rational and civil manner.

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