John Tuson Bennett

John Tucson Bennett (born 26 July, 1944) is a solicitor and president of the Australian Civil Liberties Union, who is most notable for being a leader in the Holocaust denial movement in Australia.

Bennett graduated with honors from the University of Melbourne in both law (1958) and arts (1966) and subsequently worked for over 20 years from 1974 to 1996 in the Victorian Legal Aid Commission. He also helped establish the the Victorian Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty Victoria) 1966 and serviced as its secretary until 1980. After his expulsion from the group, he went on to start an organization called the Australian Civil Liberties Union, which has been characterized as "one of Victoria's foremost racist and Holocaust denying organizations." [cite web |title=ADC Online: John Pasquarelli Joins Holocaust Deniers |work=The Nizkor Project |publisher= B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation Commission Inc. |date=August 2008 |url= http://www.nizkor.org/ftp.cgi/ftp.py?orgs/australian/anti_defamation_commission/ADC_ONLINE.0008 |accessdate= 2008-07-16]

Bennett is closely associated with the Adelaide Institute as well as the United States based Institute for Historical Review, two groups known for being actively involved in Holocaust denial. [cite web| last= Jones| first= Jeremy| title= Wrong rights| work= The Review| publisher= Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council |date= May 2003 |url= http://www.aijac.org.au/review/2001/265/yrights.html |accessdate= 2008-07-16] He was on the board of "The Journal for Historical Review", and is the author of a handbook called "Your Rights", known for criticizing "multiculturalism and Asian immigration" in addition to attacks against the Jewish community and traditional beliefs about the Holocaust. [cite web |title =Australia 2001-2 |work= Antisemitism and Racism |publisher= The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of the Contemporary |url= http://www.tau.ac.il/Anti-Semitism/asw2001-2/australia.htm |accessdate= 2008-07-16]

References

External links

[http://www.angelfire.com/folk/aclu/ Australian Civil Liberties Union] website for organization started by Bennett


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