The Muslim Community Reference Group will help to ensure the Royal Commission process builds in appropriate and accessible opportunities for Muslim communities to take part in the inquiry.
A wide range of nominations went into the mix to determine the make-up of the group, which has been designed to be as representative as possible.
Criteria for ensuring the right balance included, gender, ethnicity, religious viewpoint, age, geographical location and member’s individual and valuable connections to their communities.
The Muslim Community Reference Group is just one way the Royal Commission is engaging with Muslim communities.
The Royal Commission is also meeting with people individually to hear information that is related to its Terms of Reference. The Royal Commission also wants to hear from a diverse range of people who have information and/or lived experience that will help with its inquiry