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Canberra suspected ‘neo-Nazi’ pair lose complaint

By Bundah_Bloke - 11 May 2009 27

I didn’t know Canberra was such a hotbed of National Socialism, pity the ABC article doesn’t say what they actually did or said at the Food Fair to get kicked out.

    Two Canberra men who were asked to leave last year’s National Jewish Centre Food Fair because of claims they were neo-Nazi’s have had their complaint dismissed.

    Kurt and Peter Kloska argued they were treated unfairly when asked to leave the event.

    ACT Administrative and Civil Tribunal president Bill Stefaniak today granted a strike out application lodged by the National Jewish Centre, ruling that the volunteer body was exempt from the Discrimination Act.

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Canberra suspected ‘neo-Nazi’ pair lose complaint
jakez 8:12 pm 11 May 09

All private organisations should be exempt from the anti discrimination Act and let those racist/sexist/or in other way bigoted organisations be rightfully condemned and ostracised.

xyro 5:36 pm 11 May 09

Mr Evil said :

Maybe they asked if all the food was cooked in a gas oven?

my jewish friends will pee themselves with this one….lol

Steady Eddie 5:13 pm 11 May 09

p1 said :

The exemption is the same one that prevents the collection of grannies who meet to sow quilts from having to install wheel chair ramps, and allows the Catholic Church to exclude gays. I don’t really like the way it can be used either, but it is there for a reason.

Yes, I’ll never forget when Howard privatised the CES and gave all the Job Network contracts to church-owned employment organisations. When gays complained to Employment minister Tony Abbott that the church groups were asking applicants if they were gay and refusing to help them if they were, Abbott told parliament that church groups had every right to refuse services to people they don’t approve of. Last year he (Abbott) demonstrated that he still doesn’t get it when he told The Australian during World Youth Day that he was horrified as Employment minister to receive demands that church organisations be forced to find jobs for “athiests and homosexuals”.

p1 4:13 pm 11 May 09

The exemption is the same one that prevents the collection of grannies who meet to sow quilts from having to install wheel chair ramps, and allows the Catholic Church to exclude gays. I don’t really like the way it can be used either, but it is there for a reason.

PBO 3:59 pm 11 May 09

In addition to my last point, i do have to give Bill Stefaniak credit for explaining to the two in question, that their case has not shut entirely.

PBO 3:57 pm 11 May 09

To accuse these gentlemen of being Nazi’s is slander and to guard the Jewish centre against legal recourse is disgusting. No one or organsiation should be above the law or be immune from it. To publicly claim that the two fellow’s in question are Neo Nazi’s and not to have any proof is slander, plain and simple.

At the risk of being moderated:

Do you go to synagogue, Mr Stefaniak?

This is not meant to be taken in an anti-semetic way as i am not a Nazi nor will ever be one.

p1 3:07 pm 11 May 09

Hiding behind the Anti discrimination act does not give them the right to think that they are immune from it.

The court will not hear the case if there is no case under the law, even if the National Jewish Centre wanted it to be heard.

I am sure that the organisers explained at the time why they were kicking the people out, and the fact that they took it to court means the (alleged) Nazis disagreed with the reason.

I would be interested to know also, but even if they were behaving themselves perfectly well, the private group has the right to exclude them.

ant 10:20 am 11 May 09

Trunking symbols said :

How about pork ribs or bacon burgers?

What’s non-kosher about corned beef or turkey pastrami?

Mr Evil 10:07 am 11 May 09

Maybe they asked if all the food was cooked in a gas oven?

PBO 9:54 am 11 May 09

It seems amazing that an organisation so willing to brand people as Nazi’s believe that they do not have justify their actions.

Hiding behind the Anti discrimination act does not give them the right to think that they are immune from it. If they want to go around name calling then they should stand up and account for their statements.

Trunking symbols 9:49 am 11 May 09

ant said :

Do they have Reuben Sandwiches at the Jewish Food Fair? I’m not sure if Reubens are Jewish, but they could be and they’re damn good. Especially when fried.

How about pork ribs or bacon burgers?

ant 9:12 am 11 May 09

Do they have Reuben Sandwiches at the Jewish Food Fair? I’m not sure if Reubens are Jewish, but they could be and they’re damn good. Especially when fried.

Primal 8:51 am 11 May 09

Is it inappropriate to be a grammar Nazi here and complain about “neo-Nazi’s” as a plural?

arescarti42 8:49 am 11 May 09

Canberra has a Jewish food fair?

Why wasn’t I informed!!!

seekay 8:39 am 11 May 09

Remind anyone of something:

[Jake and Elwood are caught in a traffic jam caused by the Nazis.]

Jake:[To a patrolling officer] Hey, what’s going on?
Officer: Ah, those bums won their court case so their marching today.
Jake: What bums?
Officer: The f***ing Nazi party.
Elwood: Illinios Nazis!
Jake: I hate Illinios Nazis.

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