Racial discrimination persists for many Australians, report finds

Racial discrimination continues to affect many Australians, according to a new report by the Australian Human Rights Commission.Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane will launch the Freedom from Discrimination: Report on the 40th...
Thursday 5 November 2015
Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane and Chief Justice Robert French

Honouring the Racial Discrimination Act and its architects

In the year marking the 40th anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act, Chief Justice Robert French has hailed the Act as a major landmark in Australia’s history and a “well established part of Australia’s human rights architecture”.The comments...
Friday 23 October 2015

'Unity prevails over division': Commissioner supports Bendigo plan

The City of Greater Bendigo will develop a cultural diversity and inclusion plan to ensure its community is inclusive and prosperous.Bendigo announced its diversity plan on 19 October at a breakfast forum attended by Race Discrimination Commissioner...
Monday 19 October 2015

Calls for calm ahead of protests

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane has called for calm ahead of planned protests outside Parramatta Mosque this evening and in Bendigo tomorrow.Commissioner Soutphommasane said the tragic shooting in Parramatta last Friday should...
Friday 9 October 2015
Chief Justice French of the High Court of Australia

Chief Justice to deliver inaugural race relations lecture

The Hon. Robert French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, will deliver the inaugural Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture in Sydney on October 22.The Australian Human Rights Commission will be hosting the lecture to mark the 40th anniversary...
Thursday 10 September 2015