AMUST started its publication back in 1991 as a multilingual community newspaper Australian Muslim Times, published on a fortnightly basis that was later renamed Australasian Muslim Times and produced on a weekly basis. However under extremely unfavorable circumstances, it ceased its publication mid 1994. At various times attempts were made by various groups to restart a similar publications, but these could not be sustained.

However based on the rich experience gained during its first four years of publication, on popular demand, and under better favorable conditions and advances in multimedia technology, the original publishers of AMUST are reviving the Australasian Muslim Times after a gap of 20 years. AMUST restarts its publication from first week of July 2014 with its print edition, Issue # 104 available from Friday 4 July 2014 and its launching with issue # 105 at MEFF on Sunday 10 August 2014.

Here is a timeline of AMUST publication:


Issue Date Milestone
0
15/12/90
Initiation Meeting to launch Australian Muslim Times
10/01/90
Press Conference to publicise AMUST
11/1/91
First issue of AMUST published with multilingual supplements in Turkish, Malay, Bosnian, Farsi, Bangali, Urdu and Arabic.
2
25/01/91
Amust 2nd Issue with regular Arabic section.
3
08/02/91
Amust with regular Turkish Section and Afghan supplement.
6
22/03/91
Amust with Australia Minaret, Afghan & MEFF supplements.
9
28/04/91
Amust launched at MEFF 1991 by John Newman, MP.
12
14/06/91
Regular Urdu section commences.
13
28/06/91
Regular Bosnian section commences.
23/08/91
Amust Publication Pty Ltd registered.
19/10/91
Potential shareholders meeting for a company to run AMUST.
01/11/91
The company “Amust Publications Pty Ltd” starts operating and takes over the publication of AMUST.
24
29/11/91
Regular Indonesian Section commences.
26
01/01/92
AMUST becomes weekly
31
14/02/92
AMUST launching issue, MEFF 1992 supplement.
15/02/92
Yusuf Islam launches weekly AMUST in Sydney.
16/02/92
Yusuf Islam launches weekly AMUST in Melbourne.
50
26/06/92
50th Issue of Amust published.
59
04/09/92
AMUST goes back to fortnightly publication and name is changed from Australian to Australasian Muslim Times.
63
30/10/92
Regular Persian section commences.
67
09/12/92
AMUST awarded Multicultural Marketing Awards.
17/01/93
AFIC buys shares in Amust Publication Pty Ltd.
70
19/01/93
Macquarie Uni MSA supplement.
72
19/03/93
Sixteen page Pakistan supplement published.
80
09/07/93
AMUST becomes Multicultural English only newspaper and ceases the publication of Multilingual section.
94
04/02/94
15th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution supplement.
100
29/04/94
1OOth Issue of AMUST published.
103
10/04/94
Last issue of AMUST published from Sydney
104
04/07/14
AMUST resumes its publication
105
10/08/14
Launching of new AMUST at MEFF on Sun 10 Aug 2014

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