Tim Soutphommasane

Politicians must not licence prejudice: Race Discrimination Commissioner

It is not in the national interest for politicians to give licence to prejudice, writes Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane. The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s the feeling you get sometimes about...
Tuesday 5 July 2016

Ethical leadership means taking a stance against racism

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane delivered the Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Oration at the University of Melbourne on 23 June, addressing ethical issues surrounding race and diversity.“Demonstrating leadership on race...
Monday 27 June 2016
RightsTalk May 2016 with Benjamin Law, Helen Kapalos and Rob Shehadie

RightsTalk on media and diversity

Join the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, on 30 May 2016 for a RightsTalk focussed on media and cultural diversity.Featuring guest speakers Benjamin Law, Helen Kapalos and Rob Shehadie, the RightsTalk will explore the state of...
Monday 9 May 2016
Rundle Mall, Adelaide

SA Parliament joins anti-racism campaign

The South Australian Parliament today pledged support for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s national anti-racism campaign, Racism. It Stops With Me.More than 410 organisations have been involved in the Commission’s anti-racism campaign since...
Tuesday 22 March 2016
Harmony Day logo

Commissioner's Harmony Day message: stand against racism

For Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Harmony Day on 21 March is an opportunity to take a stand against racism wherever we encounter it.“Today marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of...
Monday 21 March 2016