Tim Soutphommasane and Ian Narev

Corporate leaders join cultural diversity council

A group of eight leaders from Australian business, academia and government have agreed to promote diversity in leadership through a newly-established Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity.Members of the Council include PwC Australia’s CEO Luke...
Tuesday 6 December 2016
smiling people in food truck

Scanlon survey shows no room for complacency on racism

Support for multiculturalism in Australia has remained high but an increasing number of us are experiencing discrimination based on our race, cultural background or religion, according to the Scanlon Foundation’s Mapping Social Cohesion report.The...
Tuesday 22 November 2016
Soccer game with boys of diverse backgrounds

Racial Discrimination Complaints

There has been considerable public interest in the Commission’s complaint handling processes under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986.  There has been particular interest In the Commission’s handling of complaints under the Racial...
Monday 7 November 2016
Finalist logos and photo for Racism It Stops With Me Award. See story for names.

Final five announced for Racism. It Stops With Me award

Five finalists have been selected for the 2016 Racism. It Stops With Me award, to be presented on 9 December as part of the annual Human Rights Awards.The Racism. It Stops With Me award recognises the contribution of individuals and organisations to...
Friday 4 November 2016
Mohamed Semra winning the 'Racism. It Stops With Me' essay prize, presented by Dr Tim Soutphommasane

Celebrating 41 years of the Racial Discrimination Act

On this day, 41 years ago, the Racial Discrimination Act came into effect.“The Act is Australian society’s official statement against racial discrimination,” said Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane.“It has been the foundation of...
Monday 31 October 2016