Antisemitism in any form is opposed by Latrobe City Council. Following an unsuccessful Notice of Motion presented by one councillor at last night’s council meeting, Latrobe City Mayor Councillor Dan Clancey said displays of anti-Semitic material completely contravened council’s values.
“Latrobe City strives for equality and prides itself on being a kind and welcoming community for people from all walks of life,” he said. “There is no place for hate speech in our inclusive community.”
“Latrobe is home to the Gippsland Immigration Park and we have long acknowledged and respected the significant contributions migrants have made to the business, cultural and sporting life of their communities – and the broader community,” Cr Clancey said.
Under Council’s meeting procedure Local law a Notice of Motion can be proposed by any Councillor without an evidence-based report. Last night’s Notice of Motion regarding the prohibition of the display of antiemetic material lapsed, with Cr Clancey later stating there were other more positive and proactive mechanisms council could pursue to address this issue.
Latrobe City Council has no records of any reports of anti-Semitic material being displayed in Latrobe City.