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Public Awareness Campaign

Community Leaders Meeting Summary

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A community meeting for Imams, community leaders and activists was held to address the ongoing issue of the Niqab/Burqa ban. The meeting was called by the United Muslim Women Association to brief the local community on the ongoing Niqab/Burqa ban issue. Held at the Rydges Hotel, Bass Hill on Tuesday 28 September 2010, the meeting represented a landmark advancement in the open discussion of issues pertaining to Muslim women in the community.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 17:24 Read more...
 

Community Briefing Paper - Niqab Campaign

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The United Muslim Women Association has produced a Community Briefing Paper on the Niqab and its proposed ban. Please feel free to read it, available below.

Community Briefing Paper - PDF

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 17:25
 

Media Release - Keneally Government will not support Burqa Ban

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MEDIA RELEASE
Hon. John Hatzistergos MLC
Attorney General
Minister for Citizenship
Minister for Regulatory Reform

 


Thursday, September 23, 2010

KENEALLY GOVERNMENT WILL NOT SUPPORT BURQA BAN

The Keneally Government is committed to religious freedom and will not support a proposed burqa ban, said Citizenship Minister John Hatzistergos.

“Respecting the beliefs and religious customs of other cultures goes to the heart of a free, democratic and inclusive society,” said Mr Hatzistergos.

“Indeed, difference of language, culture and faith should be celebrated in a harmonious community such as ours, not derided or criminalised.”

Mr Hatzistergos said the Keneally Government would vote against a private members bill (Summary Offences Amendment (Full-face Coverings Prohibition) Bill 2010) introduced by the Hon. Fred Nile MLC, which seeks to make it an offence to wear the burqa in a public place.

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