A female journalist has lodged a $100,000 sexual discrimination complaint against Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir after reportedly being told to sit apart from the men at one of their public meetings last year.

Alison Bevege says she attended the meeting as a freelance writer on October 10 and was allegedly told to sit at the back by a female representative of the group.

Ms Bevege lodged a complaint with the Anti-Discrimination Board five days later, which was yesterday heard at the tribunal following an unsuccessful mediation between the parties.

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