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About Racial Discrimination

Race Race Discrimination
Friday 14 December, 2012

Australia is enriched by its multicultural population yet many individuals experience unfair treatment and racism because of how they look or where they come from. 

The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 promotes equality between people of different backgrounds and it protects people from unfair treatment or vilification on the basis of their race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin.
 
The Race Discrimination Commissioner works with governments, business, community partners, education providers, the media and workplaces to help individuals and organisations understand their rights and meet their legal responsibilities. 

The Commissioner’s projects include the Racism. It Stops With Me campaign and the Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity.
 
People who experience racial discrimination can complain to the Commission.

Find out more about our work in this area.