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Book Review on Lines in the Sand: The Cronulla Riots

More than four years have passed since Australians sat down to their Sunday news and saw shocking scenes of young people of ‘Middle Eastern Appearance’ being bashed by a mob at Cronulla Beach.

While Sutherland Shire had been a flashpoint between ‘Westies’ and the locals for decades; only the dedicated listeners of radio shock jock, Alan Jones’ could have anticipated the mayhem that took place at Cronulla in December 2005.

The riots still resonate today. The Administrative Decisions Tribunal of NSW, recently upheld a racial vilification complaint against Jones as a consequence of his inflammatory comments about Lebanese Muslims, and the Sydney Institute of Criminology has just published Lines in the Sand, a collection of academic essays examining the Cronulla riots.
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