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Statement – Vandalism in Kooyong

Media Releases

Date : 04 May 2019

THE HON JOSH FRYDENBERG MP
Federal Member for Kooyong
Treasurer of Australia

MEDIA RELEASE

4 May 2019

STATEMENT – VANDALISM IN KOOYONG

This latest act of vandalism in Kooyong using Nazi symbols on a billboard of mine is an insult to every victim of the Holocaust and Australian servicemen and women who fought against Nazi tyranny.

To think that this cowardly and criminal act was committed just days after Holocaust Remembrance Day shows how ignorant the perpetrators are of the horrors of history.

This incident is not about me or my campaign, but about a broader and disturbing trend in society of antisemitism and intolerance.

Mutual respect is at the heart of a good society and let’s debate ideas and people’s words and records, but let’s not as a community accept for one minute this type of behaviour or attitude.

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