Tony Burke alongside Bob Carr.

NSW Labor Party group set up to restore balanced debate on Israel

A new group has been set up within the NSW Labor Party to restore balance in the party on Israel and the Middle East.

Walt Secord

The NSW Labor Israel Action Committee held its formation meeting on December 1 and it was drew 62 financial members.

On December 9, it was granted a “charter” by the powerful ALP NSW Administrative Committee.

The Labor Israel Action Committee, which was formed in Sydney, aims to promote “continuing friendship with Israel and further exchange in areas such as science, technology, environment, commerce and culture”, and to promote the “fraternal relationship between the ALP and the Israeli Labor Party”.

The group is headed up by state co-patrons NSW Shadow Health Minister and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the NSW Legislative Council, Walt Secord and Heffron MP Ron Hoenig, and federal co-patrons Federal MP for Eden-Monaro Dr Mike Kelly and Federal Senator Deb O’Neill.

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