Various media outlets have covered the Open Letter that AMCRAN coordinated. In particular, the effort was covered in The Age and the Herald Sun.
Muslims write to MPs about fears on laws
Australia's Muslim communities have sent an open letter to
all federal MPs, asking them not to pass amendments to anti-terrorism
They say the proposed legislation has "the hallmark of the
totalitarian states that many Muslim Australians fled from, seeking
sanctuary in Australia".
The letter, signed by the leaders of 28 Muslim organisations, suggests the legislation has unfairly targeted Muslims.
The mere accusation of terrorism is enough for all the usual standards of fairness to be discarded, the letter says.
"By enacting these laws and applying them in such an unjust manner, our Government has instilled fear in the Muslim community."
It was unacceptable that Muslims should feel isolated and
alienated by "a Government that has demonstrated a contemptuous
attitude towards Muslims and towards the civil liberties of all
Barney Zwartz, Melbourne
The Age, June 16, 2004