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
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

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