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Census Night - Tuesday the 9th August
Sunday, 07 August 2016 17:47
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Tuesday the 9th of August 2016 is Census night in Australia. The Census provides a snapshot of the nation at that point in time. It collects vital information on the social, economic and housing characteristics of everyone in Australia.

It is important for all Buddhists that we tick the right box under religious affiliation rather than the “no religion” box.  The benefits we receive from the government in terms of funding etc. will ultimately depend on our numbers. If we can still continue as the largest minority religion, we will be more likely to be heard by the government.
The website to go to for details is as follows;

www.census.abs.gov.au and the phone number to call is 1300 214 531 (toll free).

Please see below for a link to how-to videos in languages such as English, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CensusAustralia/videos

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 August 2016 17:51
 
Phasing out of Greyhound Racing in NSW
Monday, 18 July 2016 17:13
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Almost 22,000 people have voted in a poll asking whether there should be an Australia-wide ban on greyhound racing, with 82 per cent in favour of completely shutting down the industry.

Lateline (an ABC TV current affairs program) ran the Facebook poll asking about a nationwide ban, after New South Wales and the ACT moved to end the sport in 2017.

The decision to ban greyhound racing comes after a special commission report into the practice found horrific evidence of animal cruelty, mass killings of greyhounds and the live baiting of animals like possums, piglets and rabbits.

Australia is one of only eight countries in the world where commercial greyhound racing is still legal.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 17:29
 
Perth Mosque Arson Attack: Statement
Thursday, 30 June 2016 23:31
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Statement by the Buddhist Council of WA on 30 June 2016:

“The management committee of the Buddhist Council of WA are dismayed at the act of hatred against the Muslim community of Thornlie yesterday night.

Grievances should be aired frankly in our democratic society so that real or perceived threats and inequalities can be resolved with the best outcomes for all sides.

Violence is not the Australian way. Speaking at the right time in a straight-forward and upright way is the Buddhist way to conflict resolution. All Australians have a role in neutralising terrorism in all its forms here and abroad. “

 
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