Most of us have seen or heard it before: the off-hand remark or throw-away line that relies on negative stereotypes or prejudice to say something about a person’s race or ethnicity. “It’s not necessarily a deliberate act of discrimination, and casual racism often isn’t meant to cause offence or harm. But it still has an…

Australian of the Year Adam Goodes is urging Australians to take a stand against racism and speak out when they hear racist comments. The AFL legend features in a Community Service Announcement (CSA) developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and aired nationally, from today. The 30-second video clip is part of the Human Rights…

Australia remains a cohesive society with one of the highest levels of positive sentiment towards multiculturalism and immigration in the western world, according to the Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion survey. Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane welcomes the findings of the survey, released today, while noting the prevalence of racism in neighbourhoods and shopping centres….

Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane was one of thousands across the country who took part in last weekend’s Walk Together, a national event that celebrates and welcomes Australia’s newest arrivals. At least 18 cities and regional centres across Australia hosted a Walk Together event on Saturday, 25 October. Dr Soutphommasane (pictured top right) was a…

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