The Minister of Multicultural Affairs, The Hon Robin Scott MP, met at Parliament House last week with the executive committee of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria.
The Rabbis used this opportunity to introduce the Minister of the role and the work of the RCV in the community.
RCV President, Rabbi Mordechai Gutnick welcomed and thanked the Minister for the ongoing support of the Victorian government and the VMC over the past decade, and outlined some of the key achievements of the RCV, and its plans moving forward.
Some of the issues discussed included the RCV’s plans for implementing mandatory child protection policies for Shules, the formation of a Victorian Orthodox Alliance, and the establishment of a Beth Din for Civil and Commercial Disputes.
Multifaith Engagement was also discussed at some length with the Minister expressing keen interest in learning of the RCV’s engagement in this area.