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June 20, 2005
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The government of Australia bestowed a prestigious award on a former JTA correspondent. Jeremy Jones, immediate past president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, who served for 10 years as JTA’s correspondent from the island continent, was made a member of the Order of Australia. Jones is one of 15 Jews honored in Australia to celebrate the queen’s birthday. Jones, currently the director of international and community affairs at the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council, was recognized for his work in multicultural affairs as well as for his contribution to the Australian Jewish community. Also honored were Rabbi David Freilich, chief rabbi of Perth, and Melbourne-based Justice Alan Goldberg, a federal court judge and governor of the Jewish Museum of Australia.

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