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Sharing the stories of Australian Muslims

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The national consultations are an opportunity to identify community strengths, concerns and priorities and hear people's ideas for change.

Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has commenced a project to listen to and share the stories of Australian Muslims.

Over the coming months, Mr Tan will hold a national series of consultations with members of the Australian Muslim community about their experiences of discrimination, Islamophobia and hate speech and their right to safely practice their religion.

The project is an opportunity to identify community strengths, concerns and priorities and hear from the community about ideas for change.

The first community consultation was held in Canberra on 27 June 2019.

"These national consultations are an opportunity to ensure that the voices of Australian-Muslim communities are centred in national discussions about Islamophobia, racism and related intolerances in Australia," Commissioner Tan told the gathering.

"The conversations will help develop supports for Muslim communities and inform the Commission's work in promoting social cohesion," he said.

The consultations will be supported by an online survey of Australian Muslims to collect data about Islamophobia, racism and related intolerances.

The Commission's project aims to build robust intelligence about the experience of Australian Muslims to inform the Australian Human Rights Commission's work in promoting social cohesion and providing evidence for change.

Date 12 July 2019

Source: Australian Human Rights Commission


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