AMAN is an advocacy body working at the national level to secure the rights and protections of Australian Muslims. We do this by building key relationships across Parliament and government, and leveraging expertise in our community to problem solve complex issues.
We are not a representative organisation, but work alongside existing Muslim peaks and community bodies to boost their efforts, unite advocates and influence strategic decision makers.
Our structure is designed to have the agility to work within a fast-moving political environment. We are a participating member of the Australian Muslim Community National Summit.
Our first project is about counteracting Islamophobia through
- Making sure Australia’s civil and criminal laws are fit to deter incitement to hatred and violence, as well as hate crimes that target individuals, schools and mosques.
- Understanding blockers in reporting to anti-discrimination, police, national security and cyber safety channels.
- Supporting community empowerment efforts such as the Islamophobia Register and work being undertaken by state Islamic councils.