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Australian Labor Leader Assures Religious and Cultural Freedom for Jews in Australia

“Jews who propose to associate themselves with any Jewish settlement scheme in Australia need have no fear of any restrictions whatever in respect of their religion, or Jewish or Hebrew culture and language,” P.J. Clarey, president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, declared here today prior to leaving the united States.

“The question has been raised as to whether Australia permits cultural and religious development by people of foreign extraction in language other than English,” Mr. Clarey continued. “To clear up this matter, I would say that freedom of cultural and religious matters is absolute in my country. No restriction whatever is placed upon any foreigners residing in Australia, whether naturalized or otherwise, in worshipping in their own language, printing newspapers or magazines or books, in their own language. Nor is there any restriction in teaching their own tongue to their own children.”

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