Author: Mobinah Ahmad

Tony Burke hosts Citizenship Forum in Lakemba

Over 100 people spoke in opposition to the Government’s proposed citizenship changes at a Citizenship forum hosted by local MP The Hon Tony Burke on Tuesday 18 July at Lakemba Senior Citizens Community Hall in Sydney. The overwhelming level of interest emphasised the significance of holding such forums to listen to the community having their voices heard.  Initially, the forum was going to be a small gathering where people would tell personal stories about the impact the Government’s changes to citizenship laws were having on the community. However from the start, the venue had run out of chairs as...

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Inspiring change in Human Rights

Thousands of people gathered at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 14 June to hear Professor Gillian Triggs give her final speech before stepping down as the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. The event also consisted of panel discussion between four Australians of the Year who shared their inspiring stories and passions around human rights issues. Panelists included Deng Adut, 2017 NSW Australian of the Year; Jason Ball, 2017 VIC Young Australian of the Year; Yasmin Khan, 2017 QLD Local Hero and Andrea Mason, 2017 NT Australian of the Year. The event was hosted by ABC TV‘s Kumi Taguchi who is the...

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Woman of Style: Amna’s Awards Keep Advancing

Congratulations are in order for Amna Karra-Hassan, one of the fastest growing pillars of our community. The incredibly inspiring 28-year-old was announced as the Sports Winner celebrating InStyle and Audi’s #WomenOfStyle on Wednesday 17 May 2017 at The Star in Sydney.  “Celebrating the contribution of women @instylemag #womenofstyleawards.. the recognition in itself was incredible but to be awarded by @laynebeachley – a woman I admire and respect – wow. My life is filled with beautiful moments.” said Amna Karra-Hassan. The awards honour some of Australia’s most inspiring and accomplished women across a range of categories. Karra-Hassan was amongst nominees including Olympic...

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Susan Carland on feminism and Hislam

Academic and Author, Dr Susan Carland was the star at a packed Sydney book reading event on Wednesday 10 May at Gleebooks in Glebe. It was an opportunity for readers meet and greet the author and listen to excerpts from her book “Fighting Hislam”. The Muslim community as portrayed in the West is considered a misogynist’s playground where feminism is often regarded with sneering hostility. This has been demonstrated by the number of articles produced by mainstream media about her book attacking and making claims that feminism and Islam are mutually exclusive. What would our mainstream media be without...

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Second Indonesian delegation visit under MEP

The second group of Indonesian delegates visited Australia from  16 to 30 April under the Australian-Indonesian Muslim Exchange Program (MEP and comprised of an interesting mix of a head of school, social entrepreneur, program manager, director for education, photographer and task force manager.  The Muslim Exchange Program has been successfully operating since 2002 and it involves visits to Australia by groups of young Indonesian Muslim community leaders to have a greater awareness of Australia’s multicultural society. The Indonesian delegates went to Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney within a period of two weeks and visited prominent universities, mosques, interfaith organisations and businesses and had the opportunity to meet a variety of community leaders. The Indonesian delegation comprised...

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