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Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Page: 11984

Mr HAYES (FowlerChief Opposition Whip) (13:42): Today I would like to congratulate Muslim Community Radio 2MFM on receiving the SBS People's Choice Award for its campaign Together Standing Against Extremism and Racism. 2MFM is a multicultural and multilingual radio station that broadcasts into Sydney. Its campaign Together Standing Against Extremism and Racism, which started last year, makes an extraordinary contribution, one that aims to raise awareness, educate and provide information to the wider community on combating extremism and racism in our community.

Particularly at a time when we are facing significant challenges, Muslim Community Radio is promoting unity, harmony and social inclusion while reminding us all of the importance of respecting each other's cultural heritage. We are a tolerant, multicultural society, where generations have come to make Australia home. But we do that on the basis of our values of respecting people regardless of where they come from and regardless of their religion and engaging in a way that promotes harmony and inclusion, which benefits the whole of our community in our diversity. I would like to congratulate the President of 2MFM, Rafic Hussein, and Faten El Dana, the migrant women's ambassador who also hosts Muslim Community Radio, for their significant contribution to our community.