Sit down in Melbourne

Commissioner examines populism, anxiety and race

What is the best response to the anxiety, anger and hatred present in public discussions and political debates?Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane addressed this question in his keynote speech to the Australian Political Studies...
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Racism. It Stops With Me

Award recognises anti-racism work: nominate now

Individuals, community groups, councils, schools, clubs and corporates, take note: if you have taken a stand against racial discrimination, please nominate for the 2017 Racism. It Stops With Me award.Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim...
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Leadership Council group shot 10 August Melbourne event

Business leaders unite on cultural diversity

PwC Australia chief executive Luke Sayers, EY Oceania chief executive Tony Johnson, and Corrs Chambers Westgarth chief executive John Denton joined Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane, Dr Tien Huynh from RMIT University and author Dr...
Friday 11 August 2017
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

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