“When powerful interest groups succeed in suppressing facts and opinions that they find embarrassing, they deprive Australians of their right to information.”
This must read piece by APAN Vice-President, Bassam Dally on the recent decision by Melissa Parke, Labor candidate for Curtin, to step down. “When powerful interest groups succeed in suppressing facts and opinions that they find embarrassing, they deprive Australians of their right to information.”
In the weeks before the Australian Federal election, APAN supported Australians to contact their local candidates – telling them about why Palestine matters, and why we want them to stand up for Palestine. Thousands of emails were sent to candidates around the country.
The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) expresses regret at the circumstances that led the Hon. Melissa Parke to withdrawal her candidature in the seat of Curtin, WA. It appears that bullying tactics and smear have won over genuine debate and concern for human rights.
The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) is dismayed by the Morrison government’s announcement that it will recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that only serves to appease extremist elements of the Party while further slamming closed the door to peace.
“As Israel claims exclusive sovereignty over all of Jerusalem and refuses to abide by United Nations resolutions calling it to withdraw from occupied East Jerusalem, we cannot give them a free kick,” said Bishop George Browning, President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network.