MEDIA RELEASE: Senator Fraser Anning’s speech

The following media release relates to Senator Fraser Anning’s maiden speech in Parliament yesterday. To download this media release in PDF format, click here.


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Senator Fraser Anning’s speech

Anton Block
ECAJ President


Regardless of his intentions, Senator Anning’s choice of words would have been deeply unsettling for Jewish Australians, especially Holocaust survivors. For them the words “final solution” in reference to an ‘alien’ group are a chilling reminder of how the process of dehumanisation begins. They know from personal experience where it can end. Senator Anning should have been aware of this history.

It has long been the ECAJ’s position that prospective migrants to Australia should be assessed on their individual merits, and not according to their skin colour, ethnicity or religion.

Contact:
Peter Wertheim AM | Co-CEO
ph: 02 8353 8500 | m: 0408 160 904
e: pwertheim@ecaj.org.au | www.ecaj.org.au

Alex Ryvchin | Co-CEO
ph: 02 8353 8505 | m: 0478 297 245
e: aryvchin@ecaj.org.au | www.ecaj.org.au