Soccer game with boys of diverse backgrounds

Racial Discrimination Complaints

There has been considerable public interest in the Commission’s complaint handling processes under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986.  There has been particular interest In the Commission’s handling of complaints under the Racial...
Monday 7 November 2016
Finalist logos and photo for Racism It Stops With Me Award. See story for names.

Final five announced for Racism. It Stops With Me award

Five finalists have been selected for the 2016 Racism. It Stops With Me award, to be presented on 9 December as part of the annual Human Rights Awards.The Racism. It Stops With Me award recognises the contribution of individuals and organisations to...
Friday 4 November 2016
Mohamed Semra winning the 'Racism. It Stops With Me' essay prize, presented by Dr Tim Soutphommasane

Celebrating 41 years of the Racial Discrimination Act

On this day, 41 years ago, the Racial Discrimination Act came into effect.“The Act is Australian society’s official statement against racial discrimination,” said Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane.“It has been the foundation of...
Monday 31 October 2016
David Morrison, Kep Enderby

Why we can be proud of Kep Enderby's legacy

Australian of the Year David and former Chief of Army, David Morrison, delivered the 2nd annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture on 27 October, focussing on the themes of culture, inclusion and the human right to be free from discrimination.The annual...
Friday 28 October 2016

Why we should speak out against racism and intolerance

"Debates about racism in Australia are always contentious, more so when they involve our political representatives."However, we should be forthright in speaking out against appeals to fear. We should resist attempts to divide Australians according...
Wednesday 21 September 2016