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‘Shimon’ Crean welcomed by Jewish School Representatives

July 5, 2010

According to the AJN, Simon Crean’s appointment to the position of Minister for Education has been welcomed by the Jewish community.

Crean, who Jewish leaders have nicknamed Shimon because of his strong friendship with the community, was appointed Minister for Education, Employment, Workplace Relations and Social Inclusion on Monday by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Nechama Bendet, co-chair of the Australian Council of Jewish Schools, spoke warmly about an ongoing relationship with Simon.

“We warmly congratulate Minister Crean on his appointment as Education Minister and are confident he will continue to support the education of every child in every school and the sector’s capacity to provide Australian families with meaningful choice and diversity in their child’s schooling,” she said.

The Australian Council of Jewish Schools represents the interests of the country’s Jewish educational institutions to Government. It enjoyed a close working relationship with Gillard, the previous minister, in looking after the specific needs of Jewish schools, including resolving funding anomalies and incorporating Holocaust education into a new national curriculum.

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