The Marrickville Decision


This has been copied from the minutes of the Council meeting of 15 December 2010. You can download the minutes from Marrickville Counci’s website and you will find this item on page 6.


Public Speaker: Sylvia Hale, Jennifer Killen

Motion: (Peters/Kontellis) THAT:

1. In particular recognition of it’s sister city relationship with Bethlehem and the strong support for that relationship from local progressive faith communities and other community members, Marrickville Council support the principles of the BDS global campaign and report back on any links the council has with organisations or companies that support or profit from the Israeli military occupation of Palestine with a view to the Council divesting from such links and imposing a boycott on any future such links or goods purchases.

2. Marrickville Council boycott all goods made in Israel and any sporting, academic institutions, government or institutional cultural exchanges.

3. Marrickville Council write to the local state and federal ministers ( Carmel Tebbutt and Anthony Albanese ) informing them of Council’s position and seeking their support at the State and Federal level for the global BDS movement.

Motion Carried For Motion: Councillors, O’Sullivan, Phillips, Tsardoulias, Wright, Olive, Peters, Thanos, Iskandar, Byrne and Kontellis

Against Motion: Councillors Macri and Hanna



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