I am appalled by the examples of discrimination against Muslim Australians contained in the report released by Charles Sturt University, said Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Hon David Coleman. “Freedom of religion is fundamental to Australian society. Australians of all religions should be able to practice their faith free of prejudice. The instances of discrimination against Australians of Islamic faith which are documented in the report are completely unacceptable,” he said.
Minister Coleman said the “Morrison Government has no tolerance for racial or cultural prejudice against any group”. “In this year’s Budget, the Government invested $71 million into a package of measures designed to strengthen our social cohesion.”
The behaviour, he said, outlined in the report is condemned in the strongest terms—Australia as a nation utterly rejects racism and religious discrimination of any kind.