NSW – Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020

On behalf of the Hon. Mark Latham MLC I write to update you that the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 was defeated in the NSW Legislative Council yesterday, 23 February 2022. The Bill was introduced into the Legislative Council partly as a response to the Commonwealth’s 2018 Religious Freedoms Review of the Expert Panel, […]

MP Julian Leeser and AG respond to Hindu concerns on Religious Bill

Hindu Council of Australia had raised its concerns regarding Religious Discrimination Bill with MP Julian Leeser. Mr Leeser arranged a meeting with the Attorney General (AG) office and it was followed by a second meeting with AG. Hindu Council was represented by about ten of its top officials in these two meetings. Following our meetings, […]

Minister Alex Hawke and PM office provide an easy to understand primer on Religious Bill

Hindu Council of Australia had made a representation to PM’s office and to Minister for Multiculturalism Mr. Alex Hawke’s office and had raised concerns of Hindu community with the new Religious Discrimination Bill. The Minister’s office has sent a detailed reply and explained the law in simple terms for Hindu Community. Both PMs office and […]

Hindus thank Government for Safer Communities Grants

Hindu Council of Australia thanks the government for recognizing the need for safety for the Indian and Hindu places of religious worship. Many of these places of worship have been subjected to vandalism’s, threats even fire bombs over the years.    Therefore a vital need was there to ensure the safety and protection of patrons […]

The Australian Council of Hindu Clergy stands in solidarity with the Hindu Council of Australia on Religious Bill

 The Australian Council of Hindu Clergy would like to register our opposition to the Religious Freedom Bill.  We stand in solidarity  with the Hindu Council of Australia.   Pandit : Rami Sivan,  Australian Council of Hindu Clergy

Donate to support – Research and Publications on Hinduphobia

By: Malini Sarah Gates.   Support my Hinduphobia research     Hinduphobia or anti Hindu Sentiment requires systematic etymological and contextual scholarship. It is necessary to define and apply the definition within an internationally recognised Human Rights framework.   As a research student, my study on Hinduphobia contributed to the first entry in an online dictionary powered by Oxford. […]

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the religious discrimination bills

Hindu Council has given a witness to the Senate estimates committee about the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. The main issues that were raised by Hindu Council were about the expression of religious belief, inclusive society and reduction of employment opportunities. Both Hindus and Buddhists agreed that the bill requires changes. It is expected that script […]

Victoria Govt response on Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Protection and its impact on Hindu Swastika

Report on Anti-Vilification Inquiry in Victoria and its consequences on Hindu Swastika On 2nd September 2021, Premier of Victoria Hon Daniel Andrews made an announcement related to Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Protections in Victoria. The Legal and Social Issues Committee investigated how Victoria’s anti-vilification laws are working. This committee is part of the Legislative Assembly in […]

FREE WEBINAR Join us for “Max Muller – Friend or Foe?”

India celebrates Max Muller – There is a Max Muller Marg in Delhi, many Max Muller Bhavans in India and he is even honored at the Dakshineswar Kali Temple Prahara, and to top it all, India published a stamp in his name!    But what is his legacy? Is he worthy of such adulation? What did […]

A short story – The Black One

By: Jitendra Damudre. Teacher…. Teacher come quickly, the boys in the playground are fighting. The teachers soon rushed to the playground to stop the fight. A gang of students were pushing the boy around, whilst another young boy was trying to save the victim’s glasses. Seeing the teachers approach the scene, the perpetrators ran off, […]

The Constitutional Subjugation of Hinduism – a cry for equality

byM. Nageswara Rao. What makes India bizarrely unique is that the Constitution denies the majority indigenous Hindus the same rights as those given to the minority non-Hindus. This reduces Hindus to a form of second-class citizens in their own secular country, created after faith-based partition of their ancestral land.

Standing up for Hinduism does not mean you are right-wing

After her latest public relations kerfuffle, stemming from her less-than-orthodox interpretation of passages of the Ramayana, Audrey Truschke, Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University, essentially characterized all those people offended by her tweets as right wing reactionary Hindus.

Stop this bill – It discriminates against our religions

One Nation NSW MLC Mark Latham has introduced a bill in NSW Parliament which will actively discriminate against new and minority religions. A Parliament committee is asking for people of faith from multicultural communities to fill out a survey indicating their position on this Bill. Hindu Council urges you to ask all members of your faith […]

Have you been discriminated or faced hostility

Hindu Council of Australia is compiling stories of discrimination against Hindu community whether it is employment, provision of services or not accepting your qualifications.  If you have faced discrimination in Australia or have faced hostility for being who you are, we would like to know from you. We will be making a summary of your […]