News and Events
The Politics of Australia's Asylum Policy Equilibrium
International Scholar Rhonda Evans, will deliver a guest lecture on the politics of Australia's asylum seeker policy.
When: Wednesday August 9, 4-5:30pm
Where: EE.G.36, Parramatta campus
Find out more about event details here (PDF, 177.83 KB) (opens in a new window)
Hizmet and the survival of 'Civic Islam' in Contemporary Turkey
Come along and see Professor Kevin Dunn in discussion with Professor Scott Alexander on Civic Islam and the reform movement in Turkey.
When: Monday August 7, 4-5:30pm
Where: EA.2.13, Parramatta campus
Find out more about events details here (JPG, 1380.83 KB) (opens in a new window).
Islamophobia Report: Women wearing head scarves more at risk
Linda Briskman discusses the Islamophobia in Australia Report which was launched at Parliament House on Tuesday.
Read the Islamophobia in Australia report.
Strengthening the test for Australian citizenship submission
We have two key concerns about the Government's proposed changes to the Australian citiznship test. 1). The rationale and lack of evidence for the changes; and 2). The consequences of the new questions likely posed, in both misleading the general public through perpetuating stereotypes and the detrimental impact of such stereotyping on minority groups.
Inquiry into Strengthening Multiculturalism
We believe Australia's multiculturalism has 'unfinished business'. Many Australians accept cultural diversity, but we still see high levels of dicrimination and racism directed at CALD groups in Ausrtralia. This suggests our rhetoric does not always match our actions and attitudes. We believe that by enshrining principles of multiculturalism into legislation we provide the best opportunity to bridge this gap.
Read our full submission to the Government Inquiry into Strengthening Multiculturalism.
National survey finds Australians worried about relatives marrying Muslims
Nearly one in three Australians have negative feelings towards Muslim Australians, with 63% saying they would be concerned if a relative married a Muslim, according to a Western Sydney University study commissioned by SBS.
Australian's believe 18C protections should stay
Face Up to Racism: Is Australia Racist?
On the 26th of February the documentary Is Australia Racist?, featuring Professor Kevin Dunn and the work of the Challenging Racism Project team will be aired on SBS at 8.30pm. Watch a preview here:
Female Chinese Australians: A Feminist Tale of Multiculturalism
Listen to Dr Alanna Kamp speak about researching Chinese Australian women during the White Australia period on Soundminds Radio.
Dr Alanna Kamp on the recent racist skit on the NRL Footy Show
Read the full article: Beau Ryan and Footy Show forgiven for racist slur (opens in a new window)