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May 2024: Commission News | President's letter

Letter from the President: May 2024   It has been a challenging time, with the tragic events at Bondi and Wakeley casting a sombre shadow. It's imperative that we condemn these acts of violence in the strongest possible terms and work together to ensure such tragedies do not occur again.   The...

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Rights and Freedoms

We need debate on sensible limits on free speech

When president Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the 1941 State of the Union address he spoke of four essential human freedoms people “everywhere in the world” ought to enjoy. The very first of these was freedom of speech and expression.Free speech was listed first because it is the bedrock of democracy. S...

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Race Discrimination

Race Discrimination Commissioner urges unity in wake of Sydney attacks

Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Giridharan Sivaraman, has urged communities to embrace compassion and reject division, following two stabbing attacks in Sydney this week.Commissioner Sivaraman extended his condolences to all impacted by the attack at the Christ The Good Shepherd Church...

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Sex Discrimination

Sex Discrimination Commissioner: Lehrmann ruling dispels rape myths

Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Anna Cody, has welcomed the Federal Court ruling in the Bruce Lehrmann defamation trial against Network Ten, saying it dispelled damaging myths about rape and consent.  “In his landmark finding, Justice Michael Lee quashed the false notion that a...

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