Congratulations, Andrew Penfold, founder and chief executive of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) on winning the inaugural NSW Human Rights Award, and many thanks to the Australian's social affairs writer, Rick Morton, for informing us of the fact in his report, Hard yards lead to recognition, in today's edition.
But Rick, why leave out the following devilish detail:
"Also attending the presentation [by NSW Premier Baruch O'Farrell] were many representatives of Sydney's Jewish community including the CEO of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Vic Alhadeff and Shalom Institute's Dr Hilton Immerman. Immerman nominated Penfold. The Shalom Institute, mentioned by Penfold in his acceptance speech, has been responsible for the Shalom Scholarships at the University of NSW. The Shalom Gamarada Scholarship Program offers residence at Shalom College to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at UNSW... Alhadeff was one of the 3 judges." (Strong Jewish connection to NSW award, Henry Benjamin, jwire.com.au, 22/8/13)
See my 19/5/13 post What Would Raoul Wallenberg Do? for more devilish detail on Baruch O'Farrell's NSW Human Rights Award.