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Sharing the Stories of Australian Muslims

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The Race Discrimination Commissioner is undertaking a project to listen to and share the stories of Australian Muslims. He is holding national consultations with members of the Australian Muslim community about their needs and experiences of discrimination, Islamophobia and hate speech and their right to safely practice their religion.

The project is an opportunity to identify community strengths, concerns and priorities and hear from the community about ideas for change.

The national face-to-face consultations are supported by a national online survey of Australian Muslims aimed at collecting data about Islamophobia, racism and related intolerances. Complete the survey to share your experience as an Australian Muslim:

Submissions have been extended and the closing date for the survey is Monday 30th September 2019.

The project aims to build robust intelligence about the experience of Australian Muslims to inform the Australian Human Rights Commission’s work in promoting social cohesion and providing evidence for change.

The consultation program is below. If you’d like to register to participate in the consultations, please follow the relevant link below. These links will be available very soon.

Consultation Date Register
Open consultation 21 July 2019 Register
Women’s consultation 21 July 2019 Register
Youth consultation 22 July 2019 Register
Speaker series - Calling out racism 11 September 2019 Register
Open consultation 3 September 2019 Register
Speaker series - History of Islam in Australia 4 September 2019 Register
Speaker series - The Rise of Cyber Racism 17 September 2019 Register
Speaker series - Unpacking Islamophobia 19 November 2019 Register

More dates and locations will be confirmed soon.

Venue information will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

Get in touch

If you’d like to receive updates about the national survey please register your interest at