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Muslim Australians Increasingly Victimised

by Ugur Nedim
Australia is meant to be a multicultural, accepting and inclusive country, but recent events suggest that a minority of Australians are anything but welcoming of other cultures. In the wake of a series of terrorist attacks perpetrated by violent extremists,...

Man Charged Over Offensive Facebook Posts

by Ugur Nedim
The digital age has given our generation a range of benefits – it is easier than ever to gather information and views about almost any topic, to share data and, of course, to find and communicate with people around the...

NRL’s Fifita Brothers in Hot Water

by Ugur Nedim
Footy players are increasingly in the media for their behaviour off-the-field, and not just their contributions to schools and the community. Cronulla players Andrew and David Fifita are under investigation after a weekend game where it is alleged that they...

Dawn Fraser: Was She Out of Line?

by Ugur Nedim
Dawn Fraser has been lauded as Australia’s greatest Olympian, having won an incredible 8 Olympic medals and 6 Commonwealth Games gold medals. Her achievements have landed her a special spot in the hearts of Australians around the nation, many of...

Police to Breathalyse Patrons Inside Clubs

by Ugur Nedim
Queensland: Home to some of Australia’s most picturesque beaches and natural reefs, it’s a popular holiday destination for tourists looking to relax and unwind. And towards the end of the year, the Sunshine State is the preferred party destination for...

Is Being Aggressive Illegal?

by Ugur Nedim
An Australian man flying home from Chile last October had an unexpected layover in New Zealand after he was charged with indecent assault and threatening to kill over allegedly becoming drunk and aggressive towards flight staff. While Qantas has a...

Verbal abuse of sheep: Has the world gone mad?

by Ugur Nedim
It was a news story that swept the world, with pun headlines to match. ABC Rural published a story about alleged verbal abuse of sheep, raising the question of whether sheep could understand English. It reported that the activist group...

Insulting People Due to Race: Should it be Legal?

by Ugur Nedim
Just months after ethnic minorities expressed relief about the government’s abandonment of plans to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has now announced that he would support a ‘softer’ proposal that would no longer...

Cowards Attack Muslim Women

by Ugur Nedim
No person should be assaulted while travelling to and from work on public transport, let alone a woman assaulted by a man. But for one Muslim woman, Hina, a routine train journey home from work quickly became a nightmare. Hina...

18C is here to Stay

by Ugur Nedim
Tony Abbott recently announced that the proposed repeal of 18C will no longer be going ahead. His plan had met with community backlash, with protesters hitting the streets to show their opposition. This provision of the Racial Discrimination Act makes...
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