National Anti-Racism Scoping Report

Australian Human Rights CommissionThe Australian Human Rights Commission released its National Anti-Racism Framework Scoping Report in December 2022. Since its release, dedicated funding has been allocated to amplify and progress the scoping report’s findings. A community guide to the scoping report is now available for download. The community guide is available in several languages: Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, Samoan, Simplified Chinese, Swahili and Vietnamese.

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New campaign encourages Australians to plan for later life

New campaign encourages Australians to plan for later lifeThe Australian Human Rights Commission’s ‘Have You Thought About Later Life’ campaign delivers a range of educational resources to raise awareness about the importance of planning ahead. Future planning empowers older people to have choice and control over their senior years. This campaign forms part of the Commission’s suite of resources for preventing elder abuse. See the resources, in languages English, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian and Vietnamese, and share them with your communities.

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Australian Human Rights Commission


The Australian Human Rights Commission has developed this fact sheet about the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) to demonstrate how ‘harmony’ hides structural and systemic racism.

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A National Human Rights Act for Australia

A National Human Rights Act for Australia

Australia is the only liberal democracy that does not have a bill or charter of rights at the national level, and people’s human rights are not very well protected in Australian law. The starting point for a national Human Rights Act is to recognise that people’s human rights matter, all of the time, and should be protected.

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New report lays foundations for Australia’s first National Anti-Racism Framework

National Anti-Racism Framework ReportThe Australian Human Rights Commission has published a new report that provides an evidence base and vital next steps for developing a coordinated, national approach to combatting racism in Australia. The report identifies data collection and education on racism, and cultural safety as key themes. It also identifies media regulation, standards, and legal protections as priority areas for action.

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Submissions to National Anti-Racism Framework now open

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for submissions for a National Anti-Racism Framework. Submissions are open now until 21 December. The Commission wants to know – from you – where the responsibility for a National Anti-Racism Framework should sit, and how we can best achieve our goal of an Australia that is free from racism.

The Commission invites you to make a submission to share your vision of a future where all Australians are treated equally, and with dignity and respect.

The Commission will analyse submissions and consider all the feedback it receives as we develop a Conversation and Consultation Report and a revised Framework Concept Paper.

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Lecture: Embracing Cultural Diversity in Australia

Alice Pung

The Australian Human Rights Commission invites you to the Annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture, delivered by writer Alice Pung on the theme, Embracing Cultural Diversity in Australia. This event (free) will be held online on Friday 29 October at 12pm.

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