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23 Aug 2017

A figure clad in black from head to toe, her face completely covered, strode into the senate chamber. One member was heard to gasp, “What on earth”.

For twenty minutes, she sat until she got the call to ask a question. With theatrical flourish, she tore off the veil to reveal what...

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19 Apr 2017

You might recall last September, a poll by Essential Media found 49% of Australians supported a ban on Muslims immigrating to Australia.

The result so shocked Peter Lewis,...

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06 Apr 2016

Interview with Dr Shakira Hussein, writer and academic, who has just written a new book From Victims to Suspects: Muslim Women Since 9/11. She explores the complex reasons which drive young women and men to join ISIL, and how Muslim women negotiate identity, feminism and...

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23 Nov 2015

There has been relentless media criticism of Islam and Muslims since the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.

Since then, we have heard of an increased level of physical and verbal abuse hurled at Australian Muslims. We have been overwhelmed by calls from parents complaining that their...

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Audio program

26 Aug 2015

The Victorian Government will no longer allow special religious education—known elsewhere in Australia as scripture—to be taught during lesson time in the state’s public primary schools.

Since the 1950s, it’s had a small place in the official timetable. But now lessons specific to one...

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