Anti-Islam protesters lose Bendigo mosque case

September 24, 2015
Some of the racists whose objection to the construction of a mosque in Bendigo was rejected by the Supreme Court.

Two local residents opposed to the construction of a mosque in Bendigo have lost a Supreme Court bid to stop construction going ahead before an appeal is heard in November.

The residents sought an injunction to prevent the Australian Islamic Mission from building the mosque but the two judges rejected the application after deliberating for only a few minutes.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal last month upheld a planning permit for the proposed mosque, rejecting claims by a group of residents that the development of a mosque on the outskirts of Bendigo would be detrimental to the regional city.

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