cultural diversity

Panic and anxiety are no substitute for true reflection

Our media and culture “must give voice to the lived experience of multicultural Australia”, Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has urged.“Australia is a multicultural country but more can be done to ensure that the arts in Australia...
Thursday 29 June 2017
Three children playing, of diverse cultural backgrounds. Source: Wikimedia commons, Harmony Day 5475646580

Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Today the Commission made a submission to parliament on the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act and Australian Human Rights Commission Act. Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017I refer to the above Bill which has been referred...
Friday 24 March 2017
Leadership Diversity Council

Commissioner launches Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity

Photo: From L-R - Professor Peter Høj, Ian Narev, Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Michelle Guthrie, Tony Johnson, Dr Martin Parkinson.A newly-formed group of eight Australian leaders have come together to promote cultural diversity at senior levels.Race...
Wednesday 22 March 2017
Photo from Wikimedia Commons DIAC Harmony Day

Proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act

The Australian Human Rights Commission remains of the view that section 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act, as interpreted by the Courts, strike an appropriate balance between freedom of expression and protection from racial vilification....
Tuesday 21 March 2017
Australia Day Parade 2013 Aweil Community South Sudanese (170) image by Flickr Multicultural SA

Embracing cultural diversity, rejecting racism

Harmony Day on 21 March is a celebration of cultural diversity and a call to action to push back against racism, wherever it occurs.“Today marks the 51st anniversary of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial...
Tuesday 21 March 2017

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