The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Luncheon Club continues to have opinion makers engage with members of the community around a boardroom table. Recent lunches include Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes MP and Head of the Institute for Zionist Strategies,Dr Yoaz Hendel,
Mr Stokes spoke about his approach to planning, and the need to streamline processes that can currently take extensive time periods. The Minister defended the proposal to amalgamate councils, assuring audience members that the plan would have positive implications for the development of a more efficient Sydney in the future.
Dr Hendel emphasised the need for States to balance the rights and responsibilities belonging to their citizens with the need for more fastidious anti-terror efforts in today’s unstable climate. The Luncheon was a co-hosted by the Board of Deputies and the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel.