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
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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