Vic Alhadeff quits as chair of CRC

Vick Alha deff“It is with considerable regret that I have decided to resign from my position as Chair of the

NSW Community Relations Commission, Vic Alhadeff said in a statement.

I have chosen to do so in the interests of the CRC and its important work in fostering

social harmony within our society. It is clear that a briefing paper issued under my

name inadvertently caused offence to some, and this is greatly regretted. While this was

unintended, and despite the backing of numerous community leaders who acknowledged my

record of goodwill, the reaction from some has become a distraction to the work of the CRC

and the role of the chair.

Throughout my tenure at the CRC and for decades prior, I have committed myself to building

bridges and to intercultural harmony, and I intend to continue this work as a representative of

the Jewish community.

I thank the Government, Premier and Minister Victor Dominello for their unwavering support

throughout my role as chair. It is a position I valued highly and I also thank the leaders of the

many communities with whom I have engaged, as well as the commissioners, CEO and staff.

We share a common interest in working towards an enriched and tolerant society and I

commend them for their commitment to this goal.”


Minister of Citizenship and Communities, Mr Victor Dominello said,” It is with great regret that I accept the resignation of Vic Alhadeff as Chair of the Community Relations Commission (CRC).”

Mr Alhadeff has committed his working life to the promotion of intercultural harmony, however I understand and respect the decision he has made.

During his time as Chair of the CRC he has brought multicultural communities together on many occasions to restore trust and resolve tensions.

Mr Alhadeff was appointed to the role because of his passion for and commitment to a harmonious and multicultural NSW. I have no doubt he will continue to be an agent for harmony and tolerance in our community.

I sincerely thank him for his service.

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