ECAJ Federal Election Surveys 2022
Where do parties and candidates stand on matters affecting the Australian Jewish community?
The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has written to the leaders of the Liberal Party of Australia, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Australian Greens Party, as well as candidates for the seats of Wentworth, Goldstein, Macnamara and Kingsford-Smith, ahead of the upcoming federal election seeking their positions on policies and issues of particular interest to the Australian Jewish community.
The topics covered by the questions reflect the concerns of our community as observed by the ECAJ from our position as the peak representative body of the Australian Jewish community, which engages with Jewish communities and over 200 Jewish organisations throughout the country. These topics are highly diverse – from combating antisemitism in challenging times, to foreign policy and support for Israel, communal security and religious freedoms.
We wish to thank the party leaders and candidates for responding to our questions in a substantive and timely manner which will help us to ensure that Jewish Australians are informed about crucial policies and positions on matters they care deeply about.
Please see responses below from the Liberals, ALP and Greens, candidates for the seat of Wentworth, candidates for the seat of Goldstein, candidates for the seat of Macnamara, and candidates for the seat of Kingsford-Smith: