People who live close to Muslims are less likely to be fearful of Islam

Muslims as Australian citizensA study of attitudes of people who live nearby Muslims in Sydney and Melbourne has found that neighbours and so forth are less likely to be mistrustful of Muslims, and more likely to be tolerant of difference. The Conversation news media has conducted a study, Non-Muslims who live close to Muslims are less likely to be Islamophobic. We republish this study for your reading, on this website.

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Suffering of temporary migrants during the COVID-19 crisis

World Humanitarian Day

In the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown in March, many temporary visa holders working in heavily casualised industries, such as hospitality and retail, lost their jobs and struggled to meet basic living expenses.

These included international students, backpackers, graduates, sponsored workers and refugees, among others.

As World Humanitarian Day approaches (Wednesday, 19 August 2020), we look to the humanitarian record of the Australian Government and how it fails its international obligations to protect the rights and lives of all who reside in Australia, whether permanent or temporary residents.

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