Executive Council of Australian Jewry v Olga Scully

October 21st, 1997

Brief outline from the HREOC report:

This is an inquiry pursuant to s.25A of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (“the Act”) into a complaint by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (“the Council”) against Mrs Olga Scully . The complaint was lodged by letter dated 1 August 1996. The complaint was referred to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (“the Commission”) for inquiry on 23 March 1997 pursuant to s.24E of the Act. The Council alleges that the respondent distributed offensive anti-Semitic literature in letterboxes in Launceston, Tasmania and sold anti-Jewish material at the Hart Street market in Launceston, Tasmania. The Council states that it has received 15 reports of receipt of anti-Semitic material allegedly sourced to Ms Scully since 1 October 1995.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission – ECAJ v Olga Scully [1997] HREOCA 59