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
Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Tim Soutphommasane

Setting the record straight: complaints and the Racial Discrimination Act

Informing people about their right to lodge a complaint if they believe they have experienced racial hatred is a responsibility of the Race Discrimination Commissioner, under the Racial Discrimination Act.Responding to recent articles in The...
Monday 20 March 2017
National Congress of Australia's First Peoples volunteers Kevin Lee (left) and Dickson Luo; Congress and Close the Gap Campaign co-chair Jackie Huggins; volunteers Isabel Hernandez and Cliantha Dawit-Dessay; and Congress CEO Gary Oliver

'We seek a new relationship with Govt': Close the Gap Campaign

“A month ago, when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gave his Closing the Gap Report to Parliament, he stated that only one out of the seven headline targets for closing the health gap between Australia's First Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians...
Thursday 16 March 2017
Aboriginal girl holding hoop, image courtesy Oxfam, for Close the Gap

Indigenous push to close the health gap

After 10 years and despite bipartisan support for closing the gap, Australian governments at all levels are failing Australia’s First Peoples. But there is a way forward.
Thursday 16 March 2017
Gillian Triggs and Commission legal officer at Senate Inquiry

Racial vilification laws protect those who are silenced by hate speech

Parliament’s human rights committee has spent the past four months examining Australia’s laws against racial vilification.  It travelled to every capital city and heard stories of how racism impacts on the lives of everyday Australians.Leaders of...
Thursday 9 March 2017

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