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Islam in Australia-Indonesia Relations: Fears, Stereotypes and Opportunity

Fealy, Greg


In a 2016 survey of Australian and Indonesian attitudes to each other's countries, respondents were asked to select which words best described the other country. By far the most frequently chosen word for Australian respondents was 'religious' (68%) . Accompanying focus group discussions established that by 'religious', what was really being referred to was Islam, and overwhelmingly the impression was negative, with many discussants mentioning associations with the Middle East and terrorism...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Strangers Next Door? Indonesia and Australia in the Asian Century
DOI: 10.5040/


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