11 OCTOBER 2012




Labor Upper House ML Shaoquett Moselmane today responded to claims by the NSW Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello, that Labor had not amended the Community Relations Commission Act in the past 11 years.

"This is simply untrue", Mr Moselmane said.


"Labor in fact made eleven separate changes to this Act in 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2010. A quick Google search of this Bill online would have told the Minister that.


"Minister Dominello is simply just trying to cover for the fact that he has only passed one bill in his entire time as Minister.


"Labor delivered this Act, and Mr Dominello's comments show that he indeed has faith in the laws introduced by the previous Labor Government."


In an interview yesterday with The Filipino Australian, Minister Dominello said:



“There is a perfectly fine piece of legislation in place, the Community Relations Commission Act 2000. During the past 11 years the Labor Party did not see the need to tinker with it.”

Victor Dominello10 October 2012

Source: The Filipino Australian



"Not only has Mr Dominello introduced just one Bill throughout his entire time as Minister, but he obviously does not understand this Act," Mr Moselmane said.


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