Unless you have an iPad (which I don’t) then you would have missed this excellent story by Daily Telegraph columnist, Miranda Devine that should be read in full:
Monash University prides itself on its "multicultural learning environment" and yet it produces a handbook for one certain class of students, and not for others.
Salaam Monash is the title of the glossy 50-page "handbook for Muslim students".
"At Monash we understand that Muslim students have specific social, religious and cultural needs," writes Professor Stephanie Fahey, deputy vice-chancellor, in a foreword to the handbook.
The booklet lists Islamic banking and financial institutions, Muslim publications, women's groups and schools. It also lists Muslim medical and dental practitioners, which splits up doctors into male and female groups…
…But there is no similar handbook for other religious or ethnic groups, not for Buddhists, Taoists, Germans, Greeks, Sikhs, Mormons or vegans.
Why encourage one group of people to maintain an identity separate from other Australians?
Good question, Miranda. Why indeed the need for Muslim only handbook.