Fighting racism in Australia

Remarks at UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Thematic Discussion on Racial Discrimination in Today’s WorldGeneva, Switzerland29 November 2017Edited transcriptIt is timely to have this forum on racial discrimination, given the...
Wednesday 29 November 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Statement to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Geneva,...

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY27 November 2017Chair and committee members: thank you for the opportunity to address you.I am pleased to join you as Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner and as a representative of the Australian Human Rights...
Tuesday 28 November 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Racism, denial and false narratives

National Advancing Community Cohesion conferenceWestern Sydney University, Parramatta, Sydney22 November 2017Check against deliveryI acknowledge the Darug people as the traditional owners of the land on which we meet. May I also acknowledge Dr Sev...
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Moral psychology and racism

Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency,Values and Ethics Annual Public LectureThursday 9 November 2017Edited transcriptHow do we respond to racism? This is a question I am often asked, and one that I reflect on everyday in my work. What,...
Thursday 9 November 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Institutional racism

Keynote speech at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation’s Institutional Racism conference1 November 2017, MelbourneEdited transcriptTo Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Gary Smith, thank you for the welcome, and thank you...
Wednesday 1 November 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Introductory remarks at Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture 2017

Welcome to the Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture 2017. The lecture is an annual event of the Australian Human Rights Commission, providing an opportunity for reflection on the state of race relations.Tonight’s lecture, the third such lecture, honours the...
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Practising courage

Speech to graduation ceremony, University of Technology, Sydney12 October 2017Check against deliveryWhat an honour it is to be joining you on this happy occasion. To all those graduating, my warmest congratulations. I hope you enjoy celebrating...
Thursday 12 October 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

The many faces of racism

UNESCO Chair Annual OrationAlfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne11 October 2017Check against delivery To the Wurundjeri people, may I acknowledge your traditional ownership of the land we meet, and...
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Citizenship, multiculturalism and anti-racism

Speech to the 2017 conference of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia9 October 2017Check against delivery What does it mean to be Australian? What does it mean to say we are multicultural? And how must we respond to racism,...
Monday 9 October 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Sport, politics and society

Speech to the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion in Sport ForumMelbourne6 October 2017Edited transcriptPolitics has no place in sport.  Let sport be sport.Sound familiar? We've heard a lot of it, haven't we, over the last few weeks, particularly around...
Friday 6 October 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

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