Joint Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech

Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech

Below is the President’s opening statement to the inquiry being conducted by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights.On behalf of the AHRC, may I thank you for the opportunity to explain our Submission to this Joint Parliamentary Inquiry...
Tuesday 13 December 2016
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