Today I have accepted the resignation of Sheik Mohamadu Nawas Saleem from the Religious Advisory Committee to the Services (RACS).
The RACS was established in 1981 to provide a link between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the governing bodies of faith groups.
Sheik Saleem was appointed to the RACS in June 2015.
The Government has always accepted the right of any member of the RACS to express their views according to their religious faith, but, as a matter of course, does not always agree with them.
The Government acknowledges Sheik Saleem’s contribution to the RACS on behalf of his community.