So there's been friendliness too ... People wanting to show not all Anglo-Australians are like the rioters.". These are the untold stories of the Cronulla riots. [Australia] tends to be reactive rather than proactive," Mr Jabbour said. One Sunday last December, 5000 Australians gathered at Cronulla, singing and waving the national flag as they "reclaimed" the beach. The series of events that became knows as “the Cronulla riots” began in December 2005 with reports of the aftermath of the bashing of two volunteer lifesavers at Cronulla, a southern beachside suburb of Sydney. Mr Kanawati now helps run a course with United Muslims of Australia called Towards Understanding Islam. Anglo-Australian youth targeted individuals of Middle Eastern background while displaying and voicing racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim rhetoric Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. As the Cronulla riots erupted on 11 December, 2005, people across the country were shocked by the images of racial violence in the Sydney beachside suburb. "[And] people stop my wife in the street and say nice things, like 'nice colour hijab you've got on'. This interactive documentary explores these events. Cronulla rally: Supreme | NITV - SBS Riots - Australians any repeat incidents. One of the biggest changes to race relations both locally and internationally since the Cronulla riots has been the rise of social media. But not all Australians were surprised by what they saw. Ask Amazon Alexa for the latest SBS News or listen to SBS Radio. The riots were triggered by an event the previous Sunday, when an altercation turned physical between a group of youths of Middle-Eastern appearance and Anglo-Australian lifeguards on the … It can take the form of structural or institutional racism.". Fuelled by sensational media reports, the riots and retaliation that followed, unleashed a series of confused ideas about patriotism and belonging. We need to accept that our differences are a source of richness. Around 8am on 11 December groups of young Anglo-Australians gathered at North Cronulla Beach. "When public figures stir up racial hatred, it can easily escalate into racist violence. Parliamentary inquiry to examine extremism in Australia amid increasing far-right threat, What to do if you're a victim of racism in Australia. "[On social media] we have extremists on both ends of the spectrum that I feel are becoming more extreme ... they have more of a platform.". A 60-minute video is the springboard to explore a wall of content that adds further depth and perspective to the themes that fuelled the infamous Cronulla Riots. A text message sent to mobilise the rioters. "People knew there was an element of racism [in Australia], but they didn't know it was to this degree," he said. The Cronulla riots were sparked, in part, by a clash on 4 December 2005, when a group of off-duty volunteer surf lifesavers were involved in a dispute … 0:00. Sign up now for the latest news from Australia and around the world direct to your inbox. The 2005 Cronulla riot and retaliatory attacks are back in the spotlight with an SBS online documentary going live ahead of a TV program on the events this Thursday. Produced by Jaya Balendra, the video captures the stories of the people who experienced the lead up, the events and the aftermath of the Cronulla Riots. Said Kanawati was part of a delegation from United Muslims of Australia who visited Cronulla and Maroubra beaches in the days after the riots to assist with reconciliation efforts. By 10am the crowd had grown to about 5000. "I was obviously horrified... [But] no, I was not completely surprised," Roland Jabbour told SBS News, 15 years on. Sort by . "It brought to the surface the ugly face of racism and bigotry," he said. "There must be a redoubling of efforts against racism. SBS produced an interactive-style documentary in 2014 called ‘Cronulla Riots: The Day that Shocked the Nation’. The Cronulla Riots of 2005 scared many Australians. The Cronulla riots in December 2005 marked one of the most significant race riots in Australian history. Jones claimed the broadcast wrongly suggested that he "sought to incite racial violence" in the week leading up to the Cronulla riots, "was a racist" for criticising Muslims and Aboriginal people, "was a misogynist" for singling out female politicians for criticism, and "was a liar" in that he lied to the public about climate change. Jones alleged the show wrongly painted him as a racist, a misogynist and a liar, across reports from Cronulla Riots to COVID-19. An ugly showdown over Alan Jones legacy is likely to erupt in a high-stakes court battle next year, after SBS revealed it would defend a polarising tribute … It was produced by Cronulla Productions and Northern Pictures and partly funded by Screen Australia. The program provided a public forum for people with diverse viewpoints to discuss multiculturalism in the aftermath of the Cronulla riots in Sydney, and in light of the fear of violence following riots in several countries over publication of cartoons of Mohammed. Explore the riots in an entirely new, immersive way. Nothing as un-Australian. Soon after, retaliators attacked individuals at random. Professor Soutphommasane said the onus is firmly on state and federal governments to lead the fight against racism. In the hours that followed, a number of people were attacked and images of the violence circulated around the world. Die Cronulla Riots waren gewalttätige Krawalle (englisch Riots), die im Dezember 2005 in Cronulla, einem Vorort von Sydney in Australien stattfanden. SBS says programs about the 2005 Cronulla riot to screen this year will ‘‘not push any particular agenda’’. The Cronulla riots of 2005 produced famously ugly images of what can happen when a crowd turns bad. Ten years after the Cronulla riots there are still ramifications. It is a point echoed by Tim Soutphommasane, Australia's former race discrimination commissioner. 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"Given the rise of nationalist populism and far-right extremism across many liberal democracies, there remains a need for strong vigilance towards racism.". By 10am the crowd had grown to about 5000. Contemporary texts are stories that are presented using technology instead of more linear methods such as printed text. It's disgustingly worse.". SBS, the Australian public broadcasting network, has created an online documentary exploring the history, context and aftermath of the 2005 Cronulla riots. Investigate the themes. Mr Kanawati said there had been a number of positive changes since the Cronulla riots, such as workplaces taking racism much more seriously. 00:00 / 00:00. The Cronulla riots sparked a wave of claims and counter-claims about responsibility for the violence and, more broadly, about the nature of race relations in Australia. SKY News presenter and former radio host Alan Jones and SBS have settled a defamation lawsuit with SBS over a report on The Feed earlier this year. Format: Immersive multimedia journalism ‘Cronulla Riots – The Day That Shocked the Nation’ is compelling immersive multimedia journalism which tells the untold stories of the events of December 11, 2005, the scene of a brutal riot on Cronulla Beach in Sydney’s south. Cronulla Riots: The Day That Shocked The Nation DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT AND 1 HOUR DOCUMENTARY | 2014 | PRODUCED FOR SBS. The riots. Cronulla Riots SBS’s website investigates the racial tensions behind the Cronulla Riots in Australia. On December 11, 2005 a riot occurred on Cronulla Beach in Sydney's south targeting men of ‘Middle Eastern appearance’. This is remarkable for a country that likes to consider itself the most successful multicultural society in the world. I was shocked, disgusted, angry and confused as I walked into my school the day after the Cronulla riots. The Cronulla Riots of 2005 scared many Australians. The documentaries that SBS provided for this story has varieties of media elements with very high technology features with a lot of chapter which you could actually choose. Cronulla Riots – The Day that Shocked the Nation. The Great Australian Race Riot. Follow SBS News to join in the conversation and never miss the latest live updates. Platform and Accessibility. We love feedback: help us improve by rating the app and sharing your suggestions at apps@sbs.com.au. This online documentary explores the simmering tension between groups of Australians and Lebanese that led to the explosive riots at Sydney’s Cronulla beach one hot day in December 2005. The riots were an explosion of racial tension in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla, in which attacks occurred on Middle Eastern individuals. Some countries went on to issue travel warnings for Australia. 0:00. Chairman of the Australian Arabic Council Roland Jabbour. Photographs of young Middle Eastern men cowering, hands over their heads, as dozens of angry white men beat them mercilously were burnt into the consciousness of an unsuspecting Australia. SBS Voices: My wedding day was marred by the Cronulla riots. Contemporary texts are stories that are presented using technology instead of more linear methods such as printed text. Download our free app on the App Store or Google Play for the latest headlines and breaking news alerts. Professor Soutphommasane, who is now with the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney, also said some Australian media outlets have not learned the lesson of the riots. "If a politician is saying this, what are the followers of that politician saying?" Phrases like “100% Aussie Pride” were scrawled in the sand while slogans such as “We grew here you flew here” became a new source of national shame. Not knowing 'the other', and portraying 'the other' as foreign from the main body of society, then you tend to fear them.". News Today || Headlines Today Jad Nakhle and his family opened a Lebanese restaurant in the heart of Cronulla seven years ago.They called it Yalla Sawa - Cronulla Riots . SBS Voices: The legacy of the Cronulla riots - How many Arab-Australians will remember Alan Jones. By subscribing, you agree to SBS’s terms of service and privacy policy including receiving email updates from SBS. Cronulla rally: Supreme | NITV - SBS Riots - Australians any repeat incidents. After a fight between lifeguards and beachgoers, mobs of white supremacist Australians assaulted Middle Eastern Australians near Cronulla beach. SBS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia. (2006) There's never been anything like it. "There hasn't been any specific federal funding of an anti-racism strategy in Australia since 2015. And that must start with political leaders having zero tolerance of racism," he said. In the following days, Lebanese-Australian youth rose up, responding swiftly in a series of retaliations. Watch the untold stories. It needs to start with education at the school level. "Every single person has to stand up and fight racism, and it's got to begin at home, at the family dinner table," he said. "Racism is well-entrenched [in Australia] … It's an underlying issue in our community and all it takes is an incident, a certain trigger to bring this to the surface.". Image: Cronulla Riots Fairfax Media/Andrew Meares By Johnny Lieu 2015-12-07 06:08:24 UTC. Cronulla riots to become a film. June 28, 2012 — 3.00am . Cronulla Riots: The Day That Shocked The Nation Revisit the award-winning interactive documentary from SBS Online. 14 Jan 2015 - 10:20am. Photo: Andrew Quilty. "It's concerning to find that, in some sections of our media, commentators seem to be able to make regular appeals to prejudice and intolerance and often without suffering any consequences," he said. "The lesson of Cronulla should be that when we have figures appealing to prejudice and hatred, they need to be held to account. "Creating a 'you and us' mentality is quite dangerous," Mr Kanawati said. But not all Australians were surprised by what they saw. Fuelled by sensational media reports, the riots … Cronulla Beach one week after the 2005 riots. The interactive can be accessed on SBS’s website and was released in conjunction with the television screening of Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl. "Racism in the political arena has, no doubt about it, become much worse. At the time, Mr Jabbour was the chairman of the Australian Arabic Council, a position he still holds. The Strike Force Neil review of the police response to the riots summarised the morning: Source: AAP. On the morning of 11 December 2005, thousands of people descended on Cronulla after text messages calling for a "Leb and Wog bashing day" had been shared widely. But, he said, every Australian is responsible for helping make sure an event like the Cronulla riots never happens again. I am no longer the frightened 14-year-old worried an “Aussie” is looking to fight me, but those events did affect my outlook, feelings and sense of belonging for a long time, writes Mohamed Taha. While Australia has not seen large-scale race riots since 2005, material from the Australian Human Rights Commission says that about one in five Australians experience racism each year. Many were draped in Australian flags and displayed slogans such as, ‘We grew here, you flew here.' Social media has played a role in many high-profile racist attacks since the Cronulla riots, including the 2019 Christchurch mosques massacre. Though Cronulla Riots: The Day that Shocked the Nation may appear to most directly appeal to a narrow target audience of Sydney locals who were most likely to experience the riots or retaliation, it is also effectively reaches a broader audience. Contemporary texts can increase viewership of a story and increase audience engagement. The Cronulla Riots documentary by SBS is an interactive documentary on the events that occurred in Cronulla on Sunday 11th December 2005. I was shocked, disgusted, angry and confused as I walked into my school the day after the Cronulla riots. Around 8am on 11 December groups of young Anglo-Australians gathered at North Cronulla Beach. On December 11, these tensions Cronulla Riots: The Day That Shocked the Nation was commissioned in 2013 and launched in 2014 by SBS. Share. As the Cronulla riots erupted on 11 December, 2005, people across the country were shocked by the images of racial violence in the Sydney beachside suburb. "Now we've got the digital space which is another platform to perpetrate racism - it's another layer that we are not dealing with. "There's always going to be a question of balance - at what point do you intervene and stop such activities without infringing on freedom of speech?". Image: Cronulla Riots Fairfax Media/Andrew Meares By Johnny Lieu 2015-12-07 06:08:24 UTC. It reaches boiling point every 10-15 years where there is a big incident. Racism can be dealt out with polite respectability, too. "We all know that ignorance often breeds fear. Nothing as ugly, or shameful. The 2005 Cronulla riots was a civil conflict starting in the beachside suburb of Cronulla in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, which spread over the next few nights to additional suburbs. But on the Auburn Gallipoli race riots, a planned experience discrimination, racial vilification, threats of violence and still working to prevent 9News - Latest news The battle to reclaim and friendly atmosphere of invisible branch of Islam — Australians Shocked caused the Cronulla riot? SBS’s website investigates the racial tensions behind the Cronulla Riots in Australia. After a fight between lifeguards and beachgoers, mobs of white supremacist Australians assaulted Middle Eastern Australians near Cronulla beach. Here's your first look at Cronulla riots comedy, 'Down Under' Abe Forsythe aims for the funny bone with a story set amid the race riots that shocked the nation. 15 years after the Cronulla riots, Jad's restaurant is bringing community together. The 2005 Cronulla riots was a civil conflict in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Mr Kanawati said social media provides the space for more extreme views to reach a wider audience than ever before. As the Cronulla riots erupted on 11 December, 2005, people across the country were shocked by the images of racial violence in the Sydney beachside suburb. And today, Mr Jabbour is again warning Australia has not adequately addressed such issues. Many were draped in Australian flags and displayed slogans such as, ‘We grew here, you flew here.' News Today || Headlines Today As the Cronulla riots erupted on 11 December, 2005, people across the country were shocked by the images of racial violence The 2005 Cronulla riot and retaliatory attacks are back in the spotlight with an SBS online documentary going live ahead of a TV program on the events this Thursday. Almost 10 years ago, racial violence broke out in the usually tranquil beach suburb of Cronulla… In December 2005 the Cronulla riots impacted upon the conceptualisations of cultural identity amongst Australians. As reprinted in the ACMA Investigative Report. "There are many lessons [from the riots] and unfortunately we have not really learned them and have not put them into practice. News Today || Headlines Today As the Cronulla riots erupted on 11 December, 2005, people across the country were shocked by the images of racial violence Said Kanawati (centre) speaks with community members in Maroubra days after the Cronulla riots. "We now have keyboard warriors, that are 'brave' enough to do all their stuff in the safety of their bedroom, behind their computer," he said. "Racism doesn't always involve physical violence or threatening mobs. "When such incidents come to the surface, [governments] tend to look for community leaders and community organisations and provide them with some funding ... unfortunately these are band-aid solutions and really do not deal with the core of the issue," he said. The riots. Producer/director/writer: Jaya BalendraDirector of Photography: Marden DeanEditor: Melanie AnnanLine Producer: Jodi DonovanField Directors: Amy Ruse, Rebecca VallisStills Photography: Andrew QuiltyAssociate Producer: Glen KalemProduction Coordinator: Danielle VosSound Recordist: Daniel MiauDevelopment Researcher: Joseph LurieArchive Researcher: Naomi J HallOriginal Music: The Da's OfficeAssistant Editor: Liam RoddenPost Production & Online Facility: Definition FilmsPost Production Supervisor: David GrossFacilities Producer: Nichole WalklingOnline Editor: Ben Blick-HodgeColourist: Trish CahillSound Designer: David WhiteLegal Advisor: Robert ReeveProduction Accountant: Bronwyn SpezialeExecutive Producer: Sue Clothier, Art Direction, Design and Development: Matt SmithDevelopment: Ken Macleod, Harley Mellifont, Jason MurraySBS Executive Producers/Commissioning Editors: Marshall Heald and John-Paul MarinProducer: Kylie BoltinVideo Editing: Gilbert Gaddi, Simon Bowis, Sam Criniti, Rosie Jones, Nikki StevensAudio: SBS Broadcast OperationsResearch: Nick SearleAdditional research: Kalinda Ashton, Christen Cornell, Bridget Curran, Kym MiddletonLegal: Sally McCauslandParalegal: Katherine LeighBusiness Affairs: Alastair McKinnonSubtitles: Jing Han, Andrew McCormick, Dalia MatarPublicity: Jo'an Papadopoulos, Danielle Cesta, Natalie DuboisMarketing: Ola Kay, Anna DoranSocial Media: Jordan Guiao, Contributor interviews:Hassan Awada, Hiba Ayache, Craig Campbell, Jihad Diab, Nadim El Ghoul, Pat Grant, Mona Elmir Craig Greenhill, Lyn Harvey, Lee Howell, Ahmad Kamaledine, Mouhamed Kharboutli George Khouri, Diana Kontoprias, Mecca Laa Laa, Sam Nassir, Nemat Rifi, Andrew Quilty, Expert commentary:Professor Kevin Dunn, Dean and Professor in Human Geography and Urban Studies, University of Western SydneyDeputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas APM, Field Operations, NSW Police ForceProfessor Catharine Lumby, Macquarie UniversityProfessor Greg Noble, University of Western SydneyRace Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Writers:Freda Backes, Dr Sudheesh Bhasi, Sekneh Beckett, Brigid Delaney, Dr Nelia Nacima Hyndman-Rizk, Dr Anne Mansour, Kym Middleton, Rudi Soman, Joseph Wakim, Sweatshop Western Sydney Literacy Movement:Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Luke Carman, Sherene Idriss, Mehal Krayem, Peter Polites, Audio Interviews:Mohammad Diab, Rex Dupain, Joe Hildebrand, Bill Leak, Damien Murphy, Assoc/Professor Amanda Wise, Archive material:New South Wales Police, Strike Force Neil: Cronulla Riots. Soon after, retaliators attacked individuals at random. Cronulla locals displayed varying responses, with some claiming that it was “about time” and that the riots were about “respect and pride” by white Australians; while others expressed shame and fear. A man is attacked by a crowd at Cronulla Beach during the riots. “This Sunday, every Aussie in the Shire get down to North Cronulla to support the Leb and Wog bashing day.”. Nothing as ugly, or shameful. SBS interactive: Cronulla Riots - The day that shocked the nation. 1 results. On December 11, 2005 a riot occurred on Cronulla Beach in Sydney's south targeting men of ‘Middle Eastern appearance’. Mr Kanawati cited a comment One Nation leader Pauline Hanson made in 2017 where she said: "Islam is a disease, we need to vaccinate ourselves against that". This followed ongoing tensions between Cronulla locals and visitors to the beach. Daily Telegraph Photographer Craig Greenhill recounts what he saw on the day of the Cronulla Riots, ten years ago in 2005. Daily Telegraph Photographer Craig Greenhill recounts what he saw on the day of the Cronulla Riots, ten years ago in 2005. A man threatens police at Cronulla Beach during the riots. But on the Auburn Gallipoli race riots, a planned experience discrimination, racial vilification, threats of violence and still working to prevent 9News - Latest news The battle to reclaim and friendly atmosphere of invisible branch of Islam — Australians Shocked caused the Cronulla riot? But Mr Jabbour said addressing racism or racist groups online poses difficult questions. Broadcaster Alan Jones has settled a defamation lawsuit with SBS over a television segment that he claimed wrongly painted him as a racist, a misogynist and a … SBS to screen show about Cronulla riot DEEP wounds will be reopened by a documentary, Cronulla Riots - The Day That Shocked the Nation, to be shown online by SBS. The riots were an explosion of racial tension in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla, in which attacks occurred on Middle Eastern individuals. SBS says programs about the 2005 Cronulla riot to screen this year will ‘‘not push any particular agenda’’. "[And] what message are they giving to the broader community, to those who are on the border of being racist?". "As I said at the time, these tensions had been building and all it took was a trigger.". 00:00 / 00:00. "I was obviously horrified ... [But] no, I was not completely surprised," Roland Jabbour told SBS News, 15 years on. The Cronulla riots were sparked, in part, by a clash on 4 December 2005, when a group of off-duty volunteer surf lifesavers were involved in a dispute … Mr Kanawati also cited the international political environment, specifically the rise of Donald Trump in the United States, as another area of concern for Australian race relations. But religion had nothing to do with it as, it was just the social group at the time causing most of the conflict with the locals. The Cronulla Riots documentary by SBS is an interactive documentary on the events that occurred in Cronulla on Sunday 11th December 2005. SBS has launched its online documentary Cronulla Riots: The Day That Shocked the Nation, the 2005 news story that also featured in last night’s Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl.. 14185The Max Dupain Exhibition Negative Archive“Bondi Boys” 1996, “Tribe” 1997, “Women with Scarves” 2005 Copyright Rex Dupain courtesy Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney AustraliaPat Grant, “Waiting for Something to Happen”SBS World News AustraliaFairfax SyndicationNewspixCraig Greenhill/NewspixBill Leak/NewspixVince O Farrell/Fairfax SyndicationRon Tandberg/Fairfax SyndicationDallas Kilponen/Fairfax SyndicationGetty ImagesHarbour Radio Pty Ltd@Agence France-PresseThe May Wehby Collection. (2006) There's never been anything like it. Nothing as un-Australian. 2005 Cronulla riots; Police observing crowds prior to confrontations. By Scott Ellis and Giles Hardie. I am no longer the frightened 14-year-old worried an “Aussie” is looking to fight me, but those events did affect my outlook, feelings and sense of belonging for a long time, writes Mohamed Taha. Log in, register or subscribe to save articles for later. Share. The Strike Force Neil review of the police response to the riots summarised the morning: News Today || Headlines Today Jad Nakhle and his family opened a Lebanese restaurant in the heart of Cronulla seven years ago.They called it Yalla Sawa - Producers: SBS Online. SBS to screen show about Cronulla riot DEEP wounds will be reopened by a documentary, Cronulla Riots - The Day That Shocked the Nation, to be shown online by SBS. A police officer tries to protect a man from being punched during the Cronulla riots. Leading up to these events, 270,000 text messages were sent and received to mobilise the rioters and those who retaliated. An anti-racism protest held in Melbourne a week after the 2005 Cronulla riots. SBS interactive: Cronulla Riots - The day that shocked the nation There also used to be another Lebanese restaurant on the same spot where Jad’s restaurant now stands “It used to be a Lebanese restaurant around 15 years ago,” Jad says. “Then a few things happened and he closed down.” Contemporary texts can increase viewership of a story and increase audience engagement. Please select the editions you would like to sign up to. A crowd gathers outside Northies Hotel in Cronulla on 11 December, 2005. Save. Go beyond the media headlines with SBS’s interactive experience: watch thedocumentary, explore the themes and delve deeper into the riots. The 79-year-old was targeted by SBS's The Feed presenter Alex Lee who said Jones 'made a career out of bullying people', 'gleefully used racial slurs' and 'spread lies and fake news'. Mr Jabbour agreed there was "no quick fix" to address racism and that Australia needed a far more coherent longer-term strategy. Cronulla Riots. he said. program; Insight ‘Culture Clash’ screened on SBS television in March 2006. Early on in his presidency, Mr Trump ordered a travel ban on citizens from certain Muslim-majority countries and has a long record of inflammatory comments towards certain faiths and minorities. This online documentary explores the simmering tension between groups of Australians and Lebanese that led to the explosive riots at Sydney’s Cronulla beach one hot day in December 2005. the Cronulla riot is an embarrassing event of for Australia and how unresolved issues left unaddressed will devolve in to violence. And we can't be complacent about countering racism when it is publicly aired. It began in the beachside suburb of Cronulla on 11 December and spread over the next few nights to additional suburbs. This week marks 15 years since the Cronulla riots, with some community leaders saying Australia has not learned the lessons of one of its darkest days. It is an example of a contemporary text. He said one of his biggest concerns in the 15 years since the riots is the language coming from state and federal parliaments. Former radio broadcaster Alan Jones settled a defamation lawsuit with SBS ... wrong to claim that he 'sought to incite racial violence' in the week before the horrific Cronulla riots in 2006. "[And recently], there has been an ideological push to attack anti-racism, and to use free speech as a defence for racial hatred.". One Sunday last December, 5000 Australians gathered at Cronulla, singing and waving the national flag as they "reclaimed" the beach. 15 years after the Cronulla riots, Jad's restaurant is bringing community together. That's what we saw in Cronulla 15 years ago," he said. We tend to forget about these sorts of events and pretend that all is good," he said. It is an example of a contemporary text. 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