28 August 2013

Australia/Israel Review - September 2013 - Pre-election Edition

AIR's September edition focuses on the federal election campaign, and publishes responses to ten policy questions - focusing on issues of special interest to the Australian Jewish Community and friends of Israel - from the Australian Labor party and the Liberal/National coalition to provide a unique voter resource allowing direct comparison. The questions were on the following topics:
1. Australia's relationship with Israel
2. Australia's role in Israel's quest for peace with its neighbours; Voting on Israeli-Palestinian issues at the UN
3. Response to Iran's clandestine nuclear program; Future options
4. Counter-terrorism policy;  Security costs for the Jewish community
5. Legal status of Hezbollah in Australia
6. Education reforms and funding for independent Jewish schools
7. Response to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel
8. Laws against racial hatred; Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act
9. Preserving and enhancing Multiculturalism
10. Immigration and asylum seeker policy

(Click on the links above to read each question in full along with the answers from both the ALP and the Coalition. Or to read the whole feature from the beginning, click here.)
Also see AIR’s exclusive guide to some of the political fringe parties running in this election - noting the worrying views and policies that stand behind some of the more obscure acronyms voters will find on their ballots. View Article.