Introduced to the Commonwealth country’s upper chamber by Pauline Hanson, of the populist, anti-mass migration One Nation party, the motion also asked Senators to acknowledge “the deplorable rise of anti-white racism and attacks on Western civilisation.”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said that Canberra is open to recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, days before a by-election in an area with a high proportion of Jewish people.
Sheikh Taj El-Din Hilaly made the claims as he weighed into the debate about whether religious schools should have the right to exclude homosexual teachers because they did not reflect school values.
Pixilated Pig Head?
The leader of a reclusive Muslim sect has claimed his violent enemies planted severed pig heads at the gates to his ‘religious site’ after he made headlines for refusing to abide by Australian construction laws.
Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali became embroiled in a bitter feud with Hawkesbury Council after it launched civil action against him and his brother Diaa Kara-Ali for carrying out illegal land clearing and earthworks.
The council alleged the men built fences, driveways and structures at their religious retreat in Colo, north of Sydney, without approval.
A 23-year-old Adelaide woman has been found guilty of being a member of Islamic State in South Australia’s Supreme Court.
Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif was detained at Adelaide Airport in July 2016 trying to board a plane to Turkey with just hand luggage and $170, but released without charge.
In May last year, she was again arrested and charged by Australian Federal Police with knowingly being a member of a terrorist organisation.
Following a three-week trial, it took the jury of five women and seven men about three hours to reach an unanimous verdict.
Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore public confidence in the popular fruit.
It started with the arrest of 36-year-old woman in Sydney on suspicion of laundering more than $480,000 gained by hacking multiple business emails; within a week, police had taken down a $3 million international crime syndicate.
“We can’t establish at this stage who it’s gone to or what it’s being used [for],” Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis told reporters in Sydney on Friday, adding that an international investigation to track the money down was already under way.
‘He’s preaching something that’s illegal’: Outrage at Muslim preacher’s ‘repugnant’ views that it’s a ‘major SIN’ for a wife to refuse her husband’s demands for sex
Feminists and the NSW Attorney General have expressed concern after a Sydney Muslim preacher declared it was a ‘major sin’ for a wife to refuse sex with her husband.
Nassim Abdi, a fundamentalist Sunni, told an Auburn mosque in the city’s west a woman would be ‘cursed’ by angels for withholding marital intimacy.
‘If the husband calls the wife to be intimate and there’s no legitimate reason for the woman to say no, then she must answer the call of her husband,’ he said on Friday night.
‘She must answer the call of her husband and if not she has committed a major sin.
Five people have been arrested in a protest outside a Melbourne hotel against a speaking tour by the conservative UK politician Nigel Farage.
About 200 demonstrators gathered outside the Sofitel on Collins Street on Friday night, where the former Ukip leader gave his last speech of a five-day Australian tour.
Five people were arrested, one for criminal damage, another for riotous behaviour and a third for covering their face and assaulting police. Two others, a man and a woman, were arrested for unrelated outstanding matters, police said.
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Convicted WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning may be banned from Australia after authorities issued an intention to refuse her visa on character grounds.
The former soldier, who was released from military prison in 2017, was due to arrive this week ahead of her speaking tour, which includes an appearance at the Sydney Opera House.
An Adelaide woman accused of being a member of the Islamic State terrorism group had bought a one-way ticket to Istanbul and intended to live in IS-held territory, a jury has heard.
Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif, 23, appeared in the South Australian Supreme Court on Monday after earlier pleading not guilty to membership of a terrorist organisation.
In opening the trial, Commonwealth prosecutor Chris Winneke QC said Abdirahman-Khalif was detained at Adelaide Airport carrying only hand luggage and less than $200.
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Perth: Vandals armed with aerosol cans firebomb mosque while Islamic community celebrate the end of Ramadan
Stevan Utah, an Australian police informant who infiltrated the Bandidos bikie gang, alleges he was left in legal limbo for years
An Australian police informant who infiltrated an outlaw motorcycle gang and later became a refugee in Canada – believed to be the first Australian granted asylum by a foreign country – has launched a lawsuit against Canadian officials, alleging that the drawn-out process of seeking asylum left him in legal limbo for years.
The $2.55m lawsuit, filed in Canada’s federal court in June, is directed at the country’s immigration department, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and two officers involved in the file.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s next prime minister, Scott Morrison, is seen by some as an incongruous mix of a committed Christian who made his name through ratcheting up a refugee policy that many church groups have condemned as inhumane.
Some also find his politics confusing — he started his career as a moderate in the ruling conservative Liberal Party and morphed into a conservative. But as a conservative who respects moderates, Morrison is well placed to heal the civil war within the party that brought him to power.