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Australia Day Parade 2013 Aweil Community South Sudanese (170) image by Flickr Multicultural SA
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
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
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
Gillian Triggs and Commission legal officer at Senate Inquiry
The Commission welcomes the release of the freedom of expression report by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.We welcome the Committee’s recommendation to support, strengthen and develop education programs that address racism in...
Tuesday 28 February 2017
Gillian Triggs at Free Speech Inquiry - image courtesy APH
The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the details of both the QUT and Bill Leak complaints  under the Racial Discrimination Act.Below is an excerpt from the statement provided by Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs to the...
Tuesday 21 February 2017

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