Um, did he really need to "give reasons"? How about "sharia is inimical to and incompatible with Australia's democracy and freedom," for one?
Australian Muslim have been urging recognition of the Shari`ah Islamic law to boost integration and assimilation.
The latest proposal was forwarded by the Somali Community of Victoria president Abdurahman Osman.
A spokesman for Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark rejected the proposal without giving reasons for the move.
Update: Jihad Watch has a somewhat different spin than onislam.