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Bendigo woman behind anti-mosque Facebook page loses bid to stay anonymous
by Chris Johnston
A Bendigo businesswoman behind a vehement anti-mosque Facebook page has lost a tribunal bid to stay anonymous.
In a tearful and rambling appearance at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal today, Monika Evers, a co-administrator of the Stop The Mosque in Bendigo page, claimed she had been "villified" online by people who supported the Bendigo mosque proposal, feared for her safety and wanted her name kept out of the media.
But VCAT deputy president Mark Dwyer said there was "insufficient evidence" to support her claims of being threatened and that Ms Ever's "perception" of biased, pro-mosque media reporting was not grounds to have her name suppressed.
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