Israel 64th Anniversary Function: Disruption by Protesters
Written on the 6 June 2012I endorse the comments made by Mrs Coote in relation to the successful function that was held last night acknowledging and celebrating 64 years of the state of Israel and how a few noisy protesters tried to disrupt the function. I also acknowledge the professional work undertaken by Victoria Police in difficult circumstances and the bipartisan support shown by many MPs in this place and our federal colleagues. The events of last night demonstrated that Victoria is a multicultural, tolerant community and a democracy at work, which so many other countries and international communities continually strive to achieve. It is something of which we should never lose sight.