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Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2017

The Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize is an annual competition for school students aimed to promote research and discussion of racism among young people.
Thursday 24 August 2017
Kep Enderby (Archival photo)

Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture Series

AboutThe Australian Human Rights Commission has established the Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture to honour the memory of the Hon. Kep Enderby QC (1926-2015), who as Attorney-General introduced the Racial Discrimination Bill in the House of...
Tuesday 8 November 2016
Cartoon of a hand holding the RDA Act 1975

Race hate and the RDA

Racial vilification is dealt with under sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA). Section 18C of the RDA makes it unlawful to 'offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate' someone because of their race or ethnicity.
Thursday 8 September 2016
RDA@40 cartoons from the video

Racial discrimination? Know your rights

The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) was a landmark in Australian race relations. It was a legislative expression of a new commitment to multiculturalism and it reflected the ratification by Australia of the International Covention on the...
Thursday 5 November 2015
Welcoming Intercultural Neighbours picnic

Building Social Cohesion in our Communities

Free, interactive online resource to support local governments build strong, socially cohesive communities.
Wednesday 17 June 2015
Dr Tim Soutphommasane with the cover of his book "I'm not racist but..."

I'm Not Racist But... 40 years of the Race Discrimination Act

New 2015 book by the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane
Friday 5 June 2015
Racism. It Stops With Me

National Anti-Racism Strategy and Racism. It Stops with Me Campaign

The National Anti-Racism Strategy was launched in Melbourne on 24 August 2012. Racism. It Stops With Me is a campaign which invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism wherever it happens.
Thursday 14 May 2015
Students holding Student Action for Aborigines banner

RightsEd curriculum resources - Race

The Australian Human Rights Commission has developed new RightsEd resources to assist students to gain a critical understanding of human rights and responsibilities.RightsEd resources are mapped to the national curriculum and include interactive...
Monday 1 December 2014
Workplace Cultural Diversity tool logo

Workplace Cultural Diversity Tool

The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a free online tool to help businesses enhance productivity through a culturally diverse workplace.Based on international best practice, the Workplace Cultural Diversity Tool is a ‘how to’ guide to...
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Student on sports field confronting another student

Casual racism FAQs

Conduct involving negative stereotypes or prejudices about people on the basis of race, colour or ethnicity.
Wednesday 9 July 2014

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