Australian Government Urged by Labor Leaders to Admit Jews After War
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Australian Government Urged by Labor Leaders to Admit Jews After War

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The Australian Government was urged today to study the possibilities of allowing persecuted Jews to immigrate after the war, in a resolution adopted by a conference of trade-unionists convened by the Australian Council for Jewish Rights.

The conference demanded a curb on social and economic discrimination against Jews and urged action to combat anti-Semitic activities. It also asked the opening of Palestine to Jewish refugees. Dr. V. C. Pilcher, Coadjutor Bishop of Sydney, told the meeting that millions of Jews are fighting in the Allied armies and that their contribution must be recognized.

Supporting a plea by Dr. Pilcher for Jewish immigration after hostilities have ceased, labor leader Colin Tannock said that Jews will be welcomed after the war, but warned that they must not do anything to destroy the economic safeguards built up by the trade union movement.

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