AUSTRALIAN LEADERS SAY NO TO ANTISEMITISM
We are leaders from diverse industries and professions across Australia. We cherish the Australian way of life; one which celebrates acceptance, cultural diversity and the values of a modern tolerant democracy.
Over the last seven weeks, a 482% rise in antisemitic incidents has swept Australia’s shores. We
have been alarmed at the offensive language, vandalism and harassment occurring on our streets,
university campuses and outside public Australian landmarks including the Sydney Opera House,
Flinders Street Station and Parliament.
We are unequivocal in our resolve that racism in all its forms is deplorable and abhorrent. Whether
directed towards Jewish Australians, Muslim Australians, Asian Australians, Indigenous Australians or
any other minority, we will not tolerate such conduct in our workplaces and firmly reject it in our
To our Jewish employees, business partners, customers and all who are affected, we acknowledge
the heightened feelings of threat being felt by your community right now and affirm your right to
physical and psychological safety.
All Australians are entitled to be treated with respect, free from offensive, hostile and intimidating
behaviour. We stand against antisemitism, Islamophobia and any form of racism in our workplaces,
hiring practices and business dealings.
Together, we are united in our support of an Australia where all citizens are treated with respect,
inclusivity and dignity.