Marcia Langton,Tim Soutphommasane, and Rosalind Croucher at Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture 2018.

Prof. Marcia Langton delivers Kep Enderby lecture

Leading public intellectual Professor Marcia Langton AM delivered the 4th Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture to a full house at the State Library of NSW on 12 June, saying the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) has worked well since it became law and should...
Wednesday 13 June 2018

Introductory Remarks at the Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture 2018

Introductory RemarksDr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination CommissionerKep Enderby Memorial LectureSydney, 12 June 2018Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AMThe Hon. Susan Ryan AOThe Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMGKeir and Rosemary EnderbyUncle...
Tuesday 12 June 2018

Standing together

Opening Remarks at the Third National Forum on Racial Tolerance and Community Harmony12 June 2018SydneyCheck against deliveryWe meet today on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and I acknowledge their elders past and present.Welcome...
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Ms Padma Raman

Padma Raman Awarded Public Service Medal

The Governor-General has awarded the Public Service Medal to Executive Director of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Padma Raman.The Medal recognises “outstanding service” by employees of the federal, state, territory and local governments....
Monday 11 June 2018
Cultural Diversity Forum

Commissioner hosts Cultural Diversity and Leadership Forum

Leaders from Australian business, government, media and higher education joined a Cultural Diversity and Leadership Forum on 7 June, hosted by Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane in Sydney.The event was an initiative of the...
Friday 8 June 2018
Young leaders with Tim Soutphommasane

Mentoring the next generation of anti-racism advocates

The Australian Human Rights Commission has partnered with the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network to deliver a National Youth Anti-Racism Initiative.Twenty youth leaders from around Australia met in Melbourne on 5 June to begin a two-day leadership...
Wednesday 6 June 2018

Diversity and the civic purpose of education

Diversity and the civic purpose of educationSpeech to University and Schools DinnerSt Andrew’s College, The University of Sydney31 May 2018Check against deliveryChancellor Belinda HutchinsonProf The Hon Dame Marie BashirAlister Henskens SC...
Thursday 31 May 2018
Human Rights Awards

Nominations wanted for the 2018 Human Rights Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Australian Human Rights Awards.“Our annual Human Rights Awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the many extraordinary Australians who quietly advance human rights in the community,” said Australian...
Tuesday 29 May 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane

Commissioner delivers anti-racism message to media agencies

Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has highlighted the need to embrace cultural diversity and to recognise racism in a speech to executives from advertising, media and communications agencies on 28 May.The Commissioner told the...
Monday 28 May 2018
Professor Megan Davis, Commissioner June Oscar, Pat Anderson, Sally Scales and Irene Davey at Uluru

One year since the Uluru Statement called for Voice, Treaty & Truth

The Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO is encouraging all Australians to reflect on the call made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Central Australia one year ago.On May 26 last year, First Nations peoples from around the...
Saturday 26 May 2018