The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has hit out at a letter in support of discrimination signed by Australian academics.
On 30 July 2014 five naïve and innocent Jewish students attempted to attend an open public lecture hosted by the Monash Socialist Alternative. On arrival they were extensively interrogated, and ultimately not allowed to enter on the basis of their political views and religion.
On 2 September 2014, Monash Clubs and societies deregistered the Socialist Alternative on the basis that a club which undertakes discriminatory activity should not have access to official resources and venues.
In response over 90 Australian academics have signed an open letter titled, "Defend Free Speech- Reinstate the Monash Socialist Alternative Club”.