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Title Australian Story: A Force Of Nature
Published Australia : ABC, 2015
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Summary Introduced by Caroline JonesProduced by Janine CohenIn our final story for 2015, Australian Story goes to the Victorian city of Bendigo, which has been the flash point for a series of protests against the building of a mosque. Colourful local business identity, Margot Spalding is leading a campaign to support Bendigo's small Muslim community and to "fight back against intolerance and hate".A former Telstra Business Woman of the year, 62-year-old Spalding, who co-founded Jimmy Possum furniture has known both personal tragedy and early business hardship. Today she is the matriarch of a multi-million dollar company that employs more than 100 people.Spalding is known as much for her flamboyant style as she is for her philanthropy. Despite being the target of hate mail and having her home under police surveillance, Spalding says she will continue to campaign for the rights of Muslim people to have their own place of worship. This is her story
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2015-11-23 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Mosques -- Design and construction.
Muslims -- Crimes against.
Muslims -- Social conditions.
Protest movements.
Women -- Attitudes.
Women -- Family relationships.
Victoria -- Bendigo.
Form Streaming video
Author Jones, Caroline, host
Carrington, Georgia, contributor
Donnelly, Rohan, contributor
Elkington, Scott, contributor
Graves, Kaye, contributor
Hughes, Eliza, contributor
Hussaini, Sayed, contributor
Leach, Helen, contributor
Marchingo, Ken, contributor
Ollivier, Conchita, contributor
Roundhill, John, contributor
Spalding, Margot, contributor
Spaulding, Alan, contributor