A VCAT hearing is scheduled for 16th Sep 2013 regarding the Mosque permit granted by the City Of Casey Council to build a Mosque right next to the site of Catch The Fire Ministries new headquarters and church.
This decision of the council was challenged by CTFM, since Pastor Daniel Nalliah, the President of CTFM is also the National President of the newly formed Rise Up Australia Party, and the # 1 Senate Candidate for Victoria.
Due to campaign commitments before the federal election on 7th September 2013, the CTFM lawyers contacted the City of Casey Council to request an adjournment of the hearing, but were informed by the planning manager that the council was not in favour.
CTFM and the hundreds of people who opposed the construction of the Doveton Mosque are shocked at the attitude of the City Of Casey Council as CTFM President Daniel Nalliah is very busy campaigning for the federal election and does not have the time to focus on this issue right now, which is scheduled for one week after elections.
CTFM will lodge an official request with VCAT requesting an adjournment, with the hope that VCAT will at least have some common sense to understand that this request is very valid.
Daniel Nalliah stated, “it seems that the City of Casey Council has lost its plot. First, it hurriedly approved the Doveton Mosque building permit while there was a VCAT action in place and now refuses to consider an adjournment, even after my lawyers sighted that I was absolutely busy running my campaign with 93 Candidates with Rise Up Australia Party.”
CTFM calls on the Council to use common sense and uphold our request.
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