No second PM dinner for Muslim leaders

Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer
No second PM dinner for Muslim leaders

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull won't be hosting another end-of-Ramadan dinner with Australia's Islamic leaders.

Mr Turnbull last year became the first prime minister to host an iftar dinner at Kirribilli House in Sydney, which involved about 70 Muslim leaders from around the country and cost taxpayers just under $34,000.

The 2016 dinner was marred by the attendance of controversial preacher Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, who achieved notoriety for saying AIDS was a "divine punishment" for homosexuals, and that adulterers should be stoned to death.

It is understood the prime minister did not intend for the event to be held annually.