‘$10 Million for Guests of Turnbull’ – Refutation

Attention: news editors, ethnic media, interfaith media, social affairs and community writers Thursday, June 23, 2016 ICV strongly refutes The Australian’s article ‘Federal election 2016: $10m for Islamic guests of Turnbull.’ The Australian has reported that several Islamic organisations who have received government funding were invited to the Prime Minister’s iftar (breaking of the fast)…

Prime Minister’s Iftar 2016

Attention: news editors, ethnic media, interfaith media, social affairs and community writers Monday, June 20 2016 The Islamic Council of Victoria takes this opportunity to express our appreciation and commendation to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for hosting the very first Australian PM’s Iftar, at Kirribilli House on Thursday 16th June 2016. Over 70 Muslim…

ICV Condemns Orlando Shooting

14 June 2016 Attention: news editors, ethnic media, interfaith media, social affairs and community writers The Islamic Council of Victoria expresses its shock at the shootings in Orlando yesterday, which killed fifty people. This despicable act demonstrates the devastating consequences of bigotry and highlights its dangers when it goes unchecked. ICV spokesperson, Kuranda Seyit, said…

Racism Is Not Free Speech

ICV encourages you to endorse the joint statement: “Racism is not Free Speech.” ICV has endorsed the statement “Racism is not Free Speech” put forward by ethnic and religious organisations against the repeal of sections of the Racial Discrimination Act. We encourage you to support the statement by clicking on the link below, urging the Attorney…

Let’s End The Detention of Children Once and for All

Joint statement by Australian organisations and community groups The report of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention provides compelling evidence of the need for Australia to cease the detention of children once and for all. Drawing on interviews in detention facilities with more than 1000 children and their parents,…