NSW: Public Display of Nazi Symbols Banned

Nazi symbol banned in NSW

A new law has passed in Parliament making it a criminal offence to knowingly display a Nazi symbol in public without reasonable excuse. The new offence, Crimes Amendment (Prohibition on Display of Nazi Symbols) Bill 2022, falls under the Crimes Act 1900.

The NSW government’s decision to criminalise the use of Nazi symbols echoes the Victorian government’s decision made at the end of June.

The offence carries a maximum penalty of 12 months imprisonment or an $11,000 fine, or both, for an individual. It carries a fine of $55,000 for a corporation.

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Australia has ‘moral duty’ to take 20,000 more Afghan refugees, Catholic bishops say

Canberra Rally supporting refugeesAustralia’s Catholic bishops have called for a special intake of 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan, saying the country has a “moral duty” to do more. As part of its election statement, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said the country had an obligation to take more refugees from Afghanistan because of the support shown to Australian military forces.

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2021 Abraham Conference to highlight the role of women in the Abrahamic traditions

2021 Abraham Conference

The Abraham Conference plays an important role in bringing Jews, Christians and Muslims together to discuss contemporary issues of concern for the members of the three religions and for the wider society.

The theme of the 2021 Abraham Conference is Women Leaders in the Abrahamic Traditions: Role Models for Our Time. Our context is the continuing strong impact and significance of the Me Too and Black Lives Matter movements and the revelations of abuse in our federal parliament, all of which brought thousands of women onto the streets in protest.

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Beit Sefer Yalbalinga: Justice

Sydney Jewish Museum logoThis lecture (29 June) is one of a series of five lectures that will focus on the shared history of the Jewish and First Nations communities. These online lectures are hosted by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies at the Sydney Jewish Museum.

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Abraham Conference 2020

Abraham Conference 2020

The Abraham Conference plays an important role in bringing Jews, Christians and Muslims together to discuss contemporary issues of concern for the members of the three religions and for the wider society.

The theme of this year’s Abraham Conference is “Interfaith on the Frontlines“. In the style of TEDx Talks, Jewish, Christian and Muslim frontline workers will share their stories of hardship and hope in uncertain times.

The 2020 Abraham Conference will be held online (using Zoom) on Sunday 15th Nov 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT. Details and links will be available in the confirmation email.

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