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5The Independent Weekly
news July 2 - 8, 2010
Strangers would stop and stare
at Miriam Silva when she
first started wearing a hijab
while attending university in SA.
Sometimes they would shout at her
from their cars.
But that was two decades ago, and
the Muslim businesswoman believes
our society has become more
tolerant of religious and cultural
difference since then.
"I haven t personally had any
problems or issues. But I have been
told of a woman who had her hijab
torn off and another who had stones
thrown at her," she said, adding
that such abuse is rarely reported to
Ms Silva, general manager of
commercial operations at Elders,
is representing the Muslim
Women s Association on SA s
new Community Education and
Religious Freedom Taskforce. She
hopes the taskforce will increase
awareness and understanding of
religious and cultural diversity.
"It s really important from an
education perspective because
there s been so much media
coverage about the dress of Muslim
women ... I think the issue is
that people just don t understand
Muslims, and there s a fear of what
you don t understand."
As the diversity taskforce met for
the first time last Friday, a row was
already brewing as independent
MP Bob Such revealed plans to
propose a new law banning people
from wearing head-coverings when
entering "security-sensitive" public
buildings and government offices.
While Mr Such said such a law
would also apply to headgear like
helmets and was needed to protect
workers in banks and other build-
ings, critics claim it targets women
wearing headscarves or burqas.
Ms Silva said such controversy
increased fear among Muslim
"The great thing about Australia
is that it s a free country -- to have
that questioned is quite incompre-
hensible," she said. "Any human
being should be able to dress how
Multicultural Affairs Minister
Grace Portolesi was prompted to
set up the diversity taskforce partly
because of debate over calls to ban
the burqa in Australia and Europe.
She said the police had told her
Muslim head coverings were not a
security concern in SA.
"People should be encouraged
to celebrate cultural and religious
diversity, and the wearing of the
burqa is reflective of a free and
diverse society," she said, adding
that women should not be "bullied"
into conforming to the dress codes
The diversity taskforce includes
representatives from SA Police, the
Muslim community, businesses, the
Equal Opportunity Commission,
the SA Employee Ombudsman,
SA Unions and the Association of
Independent Schools. Hieu Van Le,
taskforce chairman and lieutenant
governor of SA, said he hoped the
group s recommendations would
"encourage the understanding and
acceptance in those parts of society
that still hold a strong prejudice".
He said the taskforce s first
objective was to investigate how
community education programs
in SA, especially those managed by
employers and unions, emphasise
the value of religious freedom and
It will also be looking at ways to
educate South Australians about the
Islamic faith and the contribution
Muslims make to the state, and to
investigate the complaint mecha-
nisms available for people who
suffer harassment or abuse. It plans
to report to the Government by early
October, recommending practical
action that could range from
education campaigns to legislative
"Muslims make an outstanding
contribution but it has not been
promoted so people don t see it," Mr
"People s understanding is
blurred because of things happening
around the world and sensational-
ism of events in the media."
He told the taskforce s first
meeting that more than 40 per cent
of South Australians were either
born overseas or had a parent who
was born in another country.
"We appreciate the diversity this
brings ... nevertheless, ever since
9/11 there has been some uneasiness
in our society about a particular
group of migrants and refugees.
We want to ensure that whatever
religion you practise, you feel safe
Facing up to diversity
One of Adelaide s major theatre
spaces has been saved from closure
but uncertainty remains over
the future of other performance
Holden Street Theatres artistic
director Martha Lott announced
this week that the theatre had been
given a five-year lease extension.
The Hindmarsh land which
houses the theatre complex is
owned by the Office for Recreation
For years, Ms Lott was unable
to confirm the land was available
beyond the current lease s end in
"We have now been offered a
further five years. The extension is
to November 14 in 2017," she said.
The lease agreement was
achieved after lobbying by Holden
Street and Arts SA.
"It s been a long time resolving
the extension of the lease but it s
really just been a series of sensible
discussions with the Department of
Recreation and Sport," said Arts SA
executive director Alex Reid.
While Holden Street has gained
security, many Adelaide arts
groups are still concerned for the
future after the recent release of
the Theatre Spaces and Venues
audit. The audit was a response to
the loss of theatre spaces, which
was highlighted when Adelaide
University proposed destroying the
historic Union Hall.
It found SA lacked rehearsal
space and up-to-date techni-
cal equipment. The audit
recommended an affordable,
all-purpose space be built in a
central location, and that a body be
set up to oversee venue space.
The State Government plans to
set up a "venues function" within
Arts SA, but there is no plan to
create a new all-purpose space.
Ruth Awbery, spokesperson for
the Minister Assisting the Premier
in the Arts John Hill, said the Rann
Government had already spent
$100 million on three new flexible
performance spaces at the Adelaide
Entertainment Centre and the
Glenside film hub.
"While some submissions to
the audit called for new box space,
other sectors of industry are more
concerned with ensuring that
current venues are fully used and
refurbished where appropriate.
All the submissions are being
considered by the Government,"
said Ms Awbery.
Independent Theatre artistic
director Rob Croser said small
companies needed the most help to
hire performance space.
"Hire these days for theatres is
very expensive," he said. "We ve
actually decided to put on three
fewer performances per play this
year to contain costs.
"It would be great if more
companies were assisted because
they are there to bring art and
entertainment to the community."
Ms Awbery said the Government
was providing funding to three
venues, including Holden Street
Theatres, so they could offer
good-quality venues to independent
and emerging artists at low cost.
Martha Lott: Holden Street Theatres has
been given a longer lease on life.
Government funding centre stage for local theatres
Photo: Stephen Gray.
Photo: Stephen Gray
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