STATEMENT BY NSW LABOR
NSW Labor today welcomed the adoption of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism by the NSW Government.
NSW Labor Leader Chris Minns said it was the role of State governments to stand up against antisemitism and to promote racial harmony in the community.
“Federal Labor Leader Anthony Albanese was Australia’s first major political leader to commit to the IHRA definition. The Premier’s announcement means there is now bipartisan support for the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism in NSW.”
Shadow Police and Counter Terrorism Walt Secord said: “Albanese committed to the IHRA definition on 13 July 2021 during a Zoom meeting with the Jewish community, where he also condemned antisemitism, boycotts of Israel, the apartheid slur, and reiterated support for a two state solution.”
Mr Secord, who is deputy chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel and patron of the NSW Labor Israel Action Committee praised his Liberal colleague Scott Farlow, MLC who is chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel for advocating that NSW adopt the formal position.