The Australian Human Rights Commission has developed this guide to assist Australian organisations in conducting conversations about racism. It can be used in conventional workplaces, community groups, faith organisations, sporting clubs as well as other organisations. While it is designed to be useful as a ‘proactive’ document, it can also be used to assist in facilitating conversations about racism after an incident has occurred.
The guide is designed to support the start of a conversation about racism in your organisation. Having a proactive, open discussion about racism demonstrates a commitment to tackling racism when it occurs and preventing it in the future. A sensitive and mature approach to discussing racism strengthens organisational culture and makes an organisation better prepared to handle racist incidents if or when they happen. For the development of more advanced racial awareness in your organisation, a formal training package is recommended.