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An Islamic woman has won $16,000 in compensation and a written apology after she and her friends were refused permission to go on water rides at Perth's Adventure World because of their religious clothing.

Pakeeza Shaikh won the money this month following a year-long court battle after her group was told they could not go on water rides because of inappropriate swimwear.

Ms Shaikh complained in a private conciliation at the Equal Opportunity Commission that the group had suffered discrimination, and had been humiliated about covering up their bodies in line with their religious beliefs.

The parties could not comment yesterday because of a confidentiality agreement, but it is understood the money has been divided between the five Islamic families visiting the park as a group in February last year. It is understood they had rejected earlier offers of financial compensation until a written apology was included.

Ms Shaikh told _The West Australian _last year the women in the group were told they were not allowed on the water slides because their three-quarter length pants and their long shirts were inappropriate.

She said they were told if they were to enter the water, chlorine levels would have to be raised to counter the unhygienic effect from their clothes.

They were told their clothing could cause injury because it could get caught in the joints of the water slides. One woman in a head scarf was told to leave the baby pool.

The group had asked to see the rules that proved their swimwear did not meet the park's standards. Management could not produce such a document and there were no signs to indicate the swimwear was inappropriate.

The Islamic Council of WA has applauded the result as a victory for common sense.

"We can never count victory in terms of dollars, but in terms of friendship and living harmoniously," spokesman Rahim Ghauri said.

Adventure World general manager Grant Laidlaw said in February last year staff had made the decision after interpreting Health Department guidelines. He was satisfied they had complied with safety procedures.

The Equal Opportunity Commission said it could not comment on the case, but confirmed a recreation park had apologised to an Islamic group and paid $16,000 in compensation.

The commission said the recreation park had agreed to review its clothing guidelines, offered free entry passes to the group, and arranged a special welcome to restore the relationship with the families.

I am I missing something here, these people seem to be the chosen few who cannot be singled out, even on fair and reasonable grounds for concern, including health/safety and welfare. What would have happened if like the other woman who died when her Hijab caught in the chain link of a go kart, this bunch of morons had encountered a situation that led to injury or a fatlity, they would be screaming blue murder that the park staff didn't take care of them...common sense says you don't wear that shit in the water near equipment such as pumps, filters or the like. But oh no, they are muslim, it is their tradition, so we have to lower our standards. This stuff shits me to tears!

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you are right. the staff and Park acted correctly. the EOC wimped out. not everything needs to be written down in order to enforce health and safety.
Make them sign a waiver, if they die or get injured their problem for being stupid and risking their safety. This was not discrimination they were told not to risk their safety, It is rediculous to award costs against the Theme park, then again if they hurt themselves they would have wanted compensation anyway. these people came here to rip off this country not work in it!

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