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  • Digital Youth Forum ‘digiengage - Our Diverse Digital Future’

    8 November 2016

    It's no surprise that over 80 percent of teenagers aged 14 - 17 see the internet as a very important part of their lives. And research suggests that going online is a central activity for social interaction, education, knowl ...

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    Counter narrative Compendium

    16 September 2016

    The CVE Centre has been working hard to deliver a number of important initiatives with our domestic and international partners, including the recently released counter narrative compendium. Launched by the Hon Michael Keen ...

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  • Call the National Security Hotline: 1800 123 400

    If it doesn't add up, speak up.

    6 May 2016

    A new phase of the National Security Campaign, ‘If it doesn’t add up, speak up’, was recently  launched on television and radio reminding us that everyone can help keep Australia safe by calling the National Security Hotl ...

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    Harmony Day

    8 April 2016

    Every year Australians get together to celebrate Australia's rich cultural diversity by taking part in Harmony Day events. Established in 1999, Harmony Day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Eliminat ...

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    The Huddle

    15 March 2016

    Living Safe Together supports a large number of community individuals and groups across the country to implement exciting and innovative programs aimed at youth. One such project is The Huddle. The Huddle was established ...

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    Welcome Back

    29 January 2016

    After a happy and relaxing holiday period, the Living Safe Together team are looking forward to another busy year ahead. Last year we began work on a new Living Safe Together website platform, which will be launched in the ...

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    Living Safe Together End of Year Review 2015

    18 December 2015

    2015 has been another busy year for the Living Safe Together Team. It began with a commitment from the Australian Government to focus on countering violent extremism (CVE) through initiatives and programmes designed to addre ...

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  • Young peacebuilders giving communities and young people a voice

    6 November 2015

    Last month we wrote a news article, about the One95 Global Youth Summit that was recently held in New York. Minister for Justice Michael Keenan attended with four talented young Australians, including journalist Widyan Fares ...

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    National Mosque Open Day

    30 October 2015

    Tomorrow, 31 October 2015 is National Mosque Open Day, when 14 Islamic places of worship around the country will be opening their doors to the wider Australian public. The now annual event began in 2014 and is an initiative ...

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  • 2MFM representatives after receiving the award.

    Together, standing against extremism and racism

    23 October 2015

    This week we received some great news from one of our community partners. On 12 October 2015, Muslim Community Radio 2MFM received the SBS People's Choice Award at the Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards gala, for the ...

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  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull holding a press conference for National Day of Unity

    Leaders launch National Unity Day

    14 October 2015

    Today the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten and Australian Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale came together to officially launch the first National Day of Unity. An initiative of th ...

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    Leaders' Summit on countering violent extremism in New York

    2 October 2015

    It's been a busy couple of weeks for the Attorney General's Departments' CVE team, with the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan attending the Global Leaders' Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism. The summit, host ...

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    Helping schools understand radicalisation

    21 September 2015

    The Minister for Justice has announced a new resource designed to help all Australians understand what radicalisation is, and how they can act to help someone who is at risk. Potential radicalisation of young Australians to ...

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    Come along and be part of the solution

    18 September 2015

    Come along and be part of the solution. The successful MyHack Series is about to kick off again, this time in Melbourne's outer Eastern suburbs and four talented teams have been selected to participate in the three day eve ...

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  • Humour and history used to counter stereotypes

    28 August 2015

    Around the country there are many talented individuals and organisations working hard to break down stereotypes and build a broader awareness of Muslim communities. One such initiative is 'The Funaddicts'. The idea was prom ...

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  • The Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice

    New Centre to counter violent extremism

    14 August 2015

    The Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice, launched the Australian Intervention Support Hub (AISH) at the Australian National University on Monday 10 August. The high level research centre will be led by the ANU in c ...

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  • Celebrating diversity at the Bachar Houli Cup

    7 August 2015

    This week the Hon Minister for Justice Michael Keenan MP travelled to Melbourne to attend round one of the Bachar Houli Cup, a sporting and leadership program led by Richmond player and AFL Multicultural Ambassador Bachar Ho ...

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  • Speak up to #ERASERACISM!

    17 July 2015

    Have you ever witnessed racism but didn't know what to say? All Together Now is the only national charity dedicated to erasing all forms of racism in Australia, and they have a history of promoting their mission through cle ...

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    My HackAbout experience - Carmen

    6 July 2015

    'It was the simple combination of three people from very different backgrounds…' I recently took part in the CVE summit HackAbout program.  I took part in this event as I wanted to test and put the work I do at Curtin Unive ...

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  • Team member Yassmin Abdel-Magied explaining the idea behind Pentor

    HackAbout 2015 inspires creative solutions

    23 June 2015

    The Living Safe Together team are all back in the office reflecting on the resounding success of HackAbout 2015, held in Sydney from 10–12 June 2015. The event ran alongside the Regional Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, ...

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    CVE #Hackabout 2015: Finding national solutions for a global problem

    26 May 2015

    On 10-12 June a national youth-led event called the CVE Hackabout 2015 is happening in Sydney. The Hackabout brings together people from all over Australia— including youth, community groups, academics and industry experts—w ...

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    52Jumaa attracting global attention

    20 May 2015

    Students from Perth’s Curtin University have been named as finalists in an international competition supported by the US State Department to develop creative digital solutions to address violent extremism. On 2 June the tea ...

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  • Forced marriage and exploitation

    Helping girls and women at risk of forced marriage

    13 May 2015

    Everyone in Australia is free to choose whether to marry. Forcing anyone to get married is never acceptable, deprives people of their human rights and is a serious crime in Australia. The Australian Government has recently ...

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    A new dialogue to challenge extremism

    13 April 2015

    In February 2015, the Institute of Strategic Dialogue at the University of Calgary in Canada launched Extreme Dialogue, a unique series of short films and education resources featuring the stories of real people impacted by ...

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    Celebrating peace through music

    10 April 2015

    A new music video celebrating peace and tolerance has been released by the Institute for Peace and Secular Studies, based in Pakistan. The video shows ordinary people amongst scenes of rubble and debris to encourage viewers ...

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    Guiding people away from white supremacy

    10 April 2015

    Through the Exit White Power project, All Together Now has created a guide for people working with communities on how to respond to white extremism and radicalisation within their communities. Responding to White Supremacy: ...

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  • Thank you 15 Years Harmony Day 21 March Celebrating 15 years of participation

    Celebrating a day of harmony

    19 March 2015

    Saturday 21 March 2015 will mark the 15th anniversary of Harmony Day in Australia. Harmony Day is a day for all Australians to come together and embrace cultural diversity to share what we have in common through participatio ...

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  • Teaming up to erase racism

    6 March 2015

    All Together Now has joined with Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) to make Round 21 of the Hyundai A-League—the ‘Erase Racism Round’. The Erase Racism Round, which takes place ...

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    Challenging terrorism online

    2 March 2015

    Violent extremists represent only a small, fringe minority of Australian society. However, the online environment has no borders and terrorist propaganda is reaching directly into our homes and families. Extremists are sprea ...

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    Report Online Extremism

    27 February 2015

    The Australian Government has developed a new tool for people to easily report illegal or offensive extremist material that they find online. We know that some of the images, videos and narratives on social media and other ...

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  • Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia, and Queensland Eidfest President, Yasmin Khan and Committee Member Dr Rubana Moola

    Rewarding a spirit of welcome

    18 February 2015

    On 9 December 2014, there were two outstanding winners of the 2014 awards for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding. Brad Chilcott and the Queensland Eidfest Association received the awards at the third annual University of So ...

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  • 2MFM award recipients

    Sydney’s voice of diversity

    11 February 2015

    Muslim Community Radio, 2MFM, hosted their annual corporate dinner in Sydney in December 2014, with the theme Voice of diversity. The annual event celebrates and reflects on the successes that 2MFM and its supporters have ac ...

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  • Baha'i faith centre

    Dev’s ride for unity

    5 February 2015

    On Sunday 30 November 2014, twelve year old primary school student Devvraj Grewal (Dev) and his father—both members of the Sikh community—were joined by supporters as they rode their bikes fifty kilometres to unite faiths ac ...

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  • Monash University students

    University students stand up for Syrian children

    5 February 2015

    On 22 and 25 October 2014, Monash University students showed that you don’t have to be Syrian to care about the suffering of the Syrian children. Harmony for Syria was a three part event to raise awareness and money for the ...

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  • Member of Active Change Foundation participating in the #notinmyname video

    #Not in my name: united against ISIS

    5 February 2015

    A group of young British Muslims from the Active Change Foundation (ACF) in East London have started the #notinmyname campaign to voice their opposition to the actions of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Hanif Qadir ...

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    Living Safe Together Grants Programme

    8 January 2015

    Developing intervention services to counter radicalisation Applications are now open for the Living Safe Together Grants Programme. The objective of this grants programme is to support community-based, non-government and lo ...

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  • The Speech of the Colourful Stones

    19 November 2014

    The Speech of the Colourful Stones was a community project aiming to build community awareness and raise much needed funds for Syrian refugees. The project ran in two components and was a joint effort from the Australian Syr ...

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  • Richmond football  player Bachar Houli and Bachar Houli Academy medal winner Hisham Kerbatieh.

    Creating future leaders through sport

    22 October 2014

    On Friday 26 September 2014, Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC and AFL Chief Executive Officer, Gillon McLachlan announced Hisham Kerbatieh, 17, as the winner of the inaugural Bachar Houli Academy medal. T ...

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