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University of Melbourne adopts IHRA definition – Australian Jewish News

The University of Melbourne became the first university in Australia to adopt the International Holocaust Memorial Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Anti-Semitism.

The adoption, along with all examples of definitions, form part of a broader anti-racism effort undertaken by the university on Tuesday.

The announcement was made just days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.

The Australian Jewish Students Union (AUJS) said in a statement it was “thrilled to hear” about the adoption.

“This sends a message to all Jewish students across the country that our voices are being heard. ,” said AUJS.

“We are really looking forward to working with the University of Melbourne throughout the implementation process. We thank the University of Melbourne for taking the lead.”

“This move is a powerful step forward in the fight against anti-Semitism on campus and across society,” said Jeremy Leibler, president of the Zionist League of Australia.

“By adopting a working definition, the University of Melbourne is taking a meaningful step to show Jewish students that anti-Semitism on campus will not be tolerated.”

The University of Melbourne made headlines for the wrong reasons last year when its student union adopted an anti-resolution that many viewed as anti-Semitic.

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University of Melbourne adopts IHRA definition – Australian Jewish News

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