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Number 216, August 2014
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Australian National Imams Council spokesman Sheikh Mohamadu Saleem has said that there is a risk that Australia's military involvement in Iraq to fight Islamic State (IS) militants could result in more young people joining the Islamic State to fight. Original article
A national survey of 17,500 people conducted by VicHealth has found most Australians believe violence is caused by men being unable to control their anger and their need for sex. Original article
headspace will expand by 10 more sites by 2017–2018, and is spearheading a new campaign to encourage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to seek help when they are having difficulties. Original article
The spiritual leader of Muslims in Australia, Ibrahim Abu Mohammad, has warned young people not to trust ‘Sheik Google and Sheik YouTube’, saying they are ‘very dangerous and they have no moral or religious authority’. Original article