12 November 2020

Dr MARJORIE O'NEILL (Coogee) — I rise today to recognise the work of Vic Alhadeff, who has announced he will step down after serving as the CEO of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies for the past 16 years. Vic has been a strong and passionate voice in the ongoing fight against discrimination, and has also served as the chair of Multicultural NSW and as a spokesperson for the Keep NSW Safe coalition. During his time serving in these roles, he has successfully campaigned for law reform outlawing the incitement of violence on the basis of race, religion, gender and sexual orientation. While Vic is resigning as the CEO of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, he will continue to serve the board as a part-time consultant. Vic's contribution to the Jewish community, and all of New South Wales cannot be understated. I wish to convey my sincere thanks to Vic for all of his work, and congratulate him on an incredibly successful tenure.