Religious discrimination


Religiosity in Australia

This publication provides an interesting analysis of what ‘religion’ and ‘spirituality’ actually mean, and how they are different, what constitutes their appeal, and how religionists experience their faith.

Sharing the stories of Australian Muslims report 2021

This research project sought to learn about Australian Muslims’ concerns, priorities and experiences of hate, violence and negative public commentary in the wake of the tragic Christchurch mosque attack. The project also sought to give Australian Muslims an opportunity to share their stories of successful...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Do Australians lack protection against religious discrimination?

Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman claims there is no law that prevents people from being discriminated against on the grounds of their religious beliefs, and says there is a "missing link" in Australia's legal regime.

Identifying employment barriers for tertiary-educated Muslim Australian women

Women’s Health West and the University of Melbourne reviewed the current research regarding employment barriers for Muslim women and consulted with community women to learn more about their experiences as jobseekers. During these consultations, women described common barriers, including racial, religious and gender discrimination in...

Measuring social inclusion

The Inclusive Australia Social Inclusion Index provides a unique overview of social inclusion in Australia by covering a wider array of social inclusion issues in one index.
Policy report

Respect and division: how Australians view religion

In order to determine the attitudes of Australians towards religion, the Centre for Independent Studies commissioned YouGov Galaxy to poll more than 1000 Australians. The results outlined in this report reveal that Australians are viewing religion as mostly an individual right to belief, but are...

Islamophobia in Australia - II (2016-2017)

This report offers a multi-faceted analysis of verifed 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.
Policy report

Toxic mutation of an ancient hatred: left-wing antisemitism

Antisemitism — the hatred of Jews — has long been a part of human history, and has appeared in different forms, with different motivations and varying intensities.

Guide to the protections for freedom of religion

There are a number of protections for freedom of religion in Australian law. This guide outlines the options available for people who wish to make a complaint.

Sharp rise in the share of Americans saying Jews face discrimination

This research reports on a survey of public perceptions of racial, ethnic and religious discrimination in the United States. The survey finds majorities continue to say there is a lot or some discrimination against some groups.