'Too much heat, not enough light' in free speech debate

Don't assume good speech can overcome bad speech - that is naive optimism, writes Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Southphommasane in The Age."There has been much public debate about the Racial Discrimination Act's provisions concerning racial...
Monday 3 March 2014
Majak Daw

Majak Daw abuse: ‘Everyone can do something to stop racism’

A man was evicted from the Aurora Stadium in Launceston on Friday night after racially abusing North Melbourne footballer Majak Daw.Fans seated around the man who vilified Mr Daw (pictured) alerted authorities immediately and the man was escorted...
Monday 24 February 2014
Tim Soutphommasane with Adam Goodes

Embrace pride and patriotism, says Race Discrimination Commissioner

Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane has urged Australians to celebrate our achievements and to reflect on the nature of Australian patriotism and citizenship.  Dr Soutphommasane and broadcaster Adam Spencer hosted the ABC TV coverage...
Tuesday 28 January 2014

Adam Goodes, Australian of the Year: 'empowering and inspiring'

The Australian Human Rights Commission is "absolutely delighted" that its anti-racism ambassador, Adam Goodes (pictured), has been named Australian of the Year 2014."It's a fantastic achievement; we're absolutely delighted that Adam Goodes has been...
Saturday 25 January 2014