18 May 2011

Australian Muslim group wants sharia law

5:38 pm on 18 May 2011

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils wants Muslims to be able to marry, divorce and conduct financial transactions under the principles of sharia law.

The Federation argues in a submission to a parliamentary committee that all Australians would benefit if Islamic laws were adopted as mainstream legislation, the ABC reports.

Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland has ruled out any chance of sharia law being introduced.

He says there is no place for it in Australian society.