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Shahjahan Khan named Diversity Ambassador

Shahjahan Khan named Diversity Ambassador

Professor Shahjahan Khan has received the Premier’s Cultural Diversity Ambassador Award that recognises individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding and sustained commitment to promoting the values of cultural diversity and supporting harmonious community relations. In a ceremony held on Sat 30 August at the Gambaro Hote, Brisbane, the award was presented to him by Hon Glen Elmes, Minister of Multicultural Affairs, Queensland. This award adds to Professor Khan’s Queensland Multicultural Service Award which he received in 2002. Professor Shahjahan Khan is a resident of Toowoomba, professor of statistics at the University of Southern Queensland and the founder of Islamic...

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Widespread community unease regarding National Security Bill

With the date fast approaching for the passing of the National Security Bill, there is widespread concern in the community regarding the so called “anti-terror laws.” The Attorney-General Senator George Brandis asked the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security last month to inquire and report on the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill by 7 September 2014. The Bill proposes significant changes to national security legislation that will impact on the civil liberties of Australians including their privacy and right to a fair trial. The proposed amendments, with their broad nature and limited safeguards for civil liberties are raising...

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Maha Abdo wins Human Rights Award

Ms Maha Krayem Abdo OAM, Executive Officer of the Muslim Women’s Association, has won this year’s NSW Human Rights Award. The Minister for Citizenship and Communities Hon Victor Dominello presented the award at a ceremony held on 7 August at the NSW Parliament House. “The award gives special recognition to a person who has made lasting and meaningful contributions to the advancement of human rights in NSW. Ms Krayem Abdo is a most deserving winner of this award” said Mr Dominello. The judging panel found her to be a standout among a field of high-calibre candidates, commending her as a...

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