Defining and identifying hate motives: bias indicators for the Australian context

This report presents bias indicators for the Australian context and discusses their concept, uses, benefits and risks. The bias indicators presented are the result of extensive consultations with local experts, including academics and practitioners working in law enforcement agencies, government and non-government organisations and community...

Combatting online Islamophobia and racism in Australia: the case for an eSafety duty of care

This report, commissioned by the Islamic Council of Victoria, argues that the failure of social media platforms to improve their demonstrably ineffectual systems for the review of hateful material, coupled with the grave harms of online Islamophobia, necessitates government intervention.

Islamophobia in the digital age: a study of anti-Muslim tweets

Relying on intensive community consultation, as well as independent research, this report provides a series of recommendations for Twitter and policy-makers, aimed at ensuring that users are adequately protected against anti-Muslim content on social media.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Tanya Plibersek says a Muslim woman on a train in Sydney has no protection under the law if someone yells at her for wearing a hijab. Is that correct?

Tanya Plibersek says a Muslim woman travelling on a train in Sydney has no protection under law if someone yells at her. Verdict: Ms Plibersek's claim is overreach.

Islamophobia in Australia - III (2018-2019)

The third 'Islamophobia in Australia' report has been sourced from Australia-based Islamophobic incidents reported to the Islamophobia Register Australia (IRA) by victims, proxies and witnesses during 2018 and 2019.

Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019

This report is a comprehensive response to the Royal Commission's Terms of Reference. The report was presented to the Governor-General on 26 November 2020, and then the Minister of Internal Affairs presented the report to Parliament on 8 December 2020. The title, Kō tō tātou...

Supporting Muslim families and children in dealing with Islamophobia

This paper provides insights into the challenges confronting parents and their children who experience Islamophobia in Australia, highlighting that countering Islamophobia, discrimination and bigotry continues to be urgent and essential for the mental welfare of Muslim families and the wellbeing of society.

Islamophobia in Australia - II (2016-2017)

This report offers a multi-faceted analysis of verified incidents reported to the Islamophobia Register Australia by victims, proxies and witnesses in the two-year period of 2016-2017. The authors call on policy makers and researchers to use the findings for their respective areas.

Islamophobia in Australia 2014-2016

This report captures and critically analyses data collected by the Islamophobia Register of Australia reflecting Australian Muslims' lived Islamophobic experiences.

ICV Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade - Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief

This is the Islamic Council of Victoria's submission to the inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief.

Islamophobia, social distance and fear of terrorism in Australia: a preliminary report

Muslims in Australia are an ethnically and culturally diverse group. Muslims are currently the third largest religious group in Australia and their numbers are predicted to grow significantly in the coming decades. Previous research has shown that, even though Australian Muslims tend to be well...

The resilience and ordinariness of Australian Muslims

This study was commissioned by The Challenging Racism Project of Western Sydney University (WSU) and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy Australia (ISRA) affiliated with Charles Sturt University (CSU) to investigate the experiences and perceptions of ordinary everyday Muslims in Sydney and whether the perceptions...

Freedom from discrimination: report on the 40th anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act

Forty years ago, the Commonwealth Parliament enacted the first federal human rights and discrimination legislation. This report documents the activities and findings of this year’s anniversary activities.
Briefing paper

On the road with Australian Muslim mothers – an outer suburbs roundtable

Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria finds that residents, in particular Australian Muslim mothers and daughters, are distressed by high levels of discrimination from local residents in the streets where they live, in parks and shopping centres and on roads with vehicles. At the same time...
Journal article

The creeping blight of Islamophobia in Australia

In the latter months of 2014, following events in faraway Iraq and Syria, Australia responded forcefully at home. The manufactured fear of a terrorist attack resulted in police raids, increased counter‐terrorism legislation and scare campaigns to alert the public to 'threat'. Although Islamophobia rose in...
Briefing paper

Are we really living safe together? Part 2

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is the peak advocacy organisation for ethnic and multicultural groups in Victoria. This social cohesion policy brief is the second of a two part discussion addressing community concern over future government ‘deradicalisation’ initiatives. After the implementation of the...

Mohamed Merah and I

On 13 July 1998 I went to sleep as myself and woke up as Zinedine Zidane. It was the day after the victory of the French national football team. And yet, I am not a football player. On 21 March 2012 I went to bed...