ZCV President Dr Danny Lamm on the bloggers who criticise community organisations – The Age (June 7, 2009)
“Blog takes on the ‘swill’ who speak for Jews” (Tom Hyland)
Dr Lamm sees no problem with the existence of the new group. “The fact that people want to encourage discussion and thinking is all positive,” he says.
But he denies community leaders are losing the PR battle or that they are unrepresentative.
The council is the umbrella body for 51 organisations, which send delegates to the council’s annual general meetings and elect the leadership.
“It’s up to them, if they want to part of the process,” he says of the bloggers. “If somebody says they can do a better job, there would be no issue for them to put their hand up and say ‘I want to be part of the action, too.’ “
This would require commitment, Dr Lamm says, “not just a couple of hours on a blog”.