What Australians think about… discrimination

What Australians think about... discriminationVoices of Australia podcast is delivered by the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute on a variety of topics relevant to multiculturalism and inclusion. THis particular podcast – also available on video – addresses the topic of discrimination.

Today, we’re focusing on Discrimination: How does it influence our society, and what should we do to move from acknowledging its existence to taking action against it?

Research has found notable disparities in discrimination and harassment rates amongst various groups, from our First Nations People to individuals with disabilities and the LGBTQIA+ community. A similar ABC News survey revealed that a significant 76% of Australians acknowledge the prevalence of racism, further solidifying the urgent call for action.

Addressing discrimination isn’t just about redressing past and present wrongs. It’s about ensuring a future where everyone can participate fully and fairly in contributing to a society where understanding and respect prevail.

In this episode our discussion centres around this pressing issue, exploring ways we can actively challenge and overcome discrimination, fostering an inclusive society that celebrates diversity and champions equity.

Join our host Anthea and guest Dr Mario Peucker, Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Livable Cities (ISILC) at Victoria University who discusses:

  • How we talk about discrimination and racism
  • The role of allies in addressing discrimination
  • How to address different forms of discrimination
  • How to address the underreporting of racism

Voices of Australia is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Now available with video.

Dr Mario PeuckerMeet our guest:
Dr Mario Peucker
Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University’s Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities

Mario is widely respected for his intricate analysis of radical political movements, community activism, and socio-cultural inclusion-exclusion dynamics in Europe and Australia.

His notable exploration of the boundaries of radical political dissent, online and offline mobilisation of radical right movements, and the dynamics of far right and radical left interactions, all add to our understanding of the underpinnings of discrimination. Besides his scholarly contributions including five books and numerous peer-reviewed articles, Mario’s impact extends to consultation roles with significant local and international organisations.





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