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Race Discrimination

New Racism. It Stops With Me campaign

Tasneem Chopra

What you Say Matters

What you Say Matters

The What you Say Matters project aims to increase understanding of racism among young people (14-17 years) and help them to respond safely to racism through youth-targeted resources.

The resources include a video clip for the song, ‘What You Say Matters’, performed by Indigenous hip-hop artist Brothablack and a  series of downloadable fact sheets. The fact sheets address topics such as what racism is; why people are racist; who experiences racism; where it happens; why it’s a problem; what we can do about it and the laws that address it.

Attorney-General commits Government to anti-racism strategy in Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture

The Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, has committed the Government to addressing racism in his keynote address at last week's Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture.

Statement of condolence for Cassius Turvey's family and community

Joint statement from Commissioner Oscar, Commissioner Tan, and Commissioner Hollonds

We are deeply saddened by the death of 15-year-old Cassius Turvey last week in Perth.

As this matter is before the courts, it would not be appropriate for us to make comment on the circumstances surrounding Cassius’s passing.

Race Discrimination Commissioner welcomes National Anti-Racism Strategy funding

Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner has welcomed the federal budget announcement that $7.5 million over 4 years will be provided to the Australian Human Rights Commission to develop a national strategy to tackle racism and promote racial equality in Australia.

Disability Royal Commission - Statement of the Race Discrimination Commissioner


Thank you for the opportunity to appear today and provide this statement.

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we gather on, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to their Elders past and present and acknowledge their connection to land, waters, and community. I extend that respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people present.

2022 Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture

You're invited to attend the Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture:

  • 3 November 2022, 12:00-1:30pm 
  • Free online webinar

Join hundreds of people around the country for the prestigious Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture. Delivered by The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, the Attorney-General of Australia, this year’s event is one of the first public opportunities to hear the new Government’s agenda for human rights policy implementation and reform.


Ballarat City Football Club and Football Victoria Diversity Round

Hello everyone. Thank you for welcoming me today and for inviting me to share some thoughts and celebrate this Diversity Round with you. While I unfortunately cannot attend in person, I am excited to have the opportunity to wish you well for this year’s Diversity Round.

Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia Conference 2022: Advancing Multicultural Australia

I would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation. I would like to recognise and pay my respects to Elders past and present and to emerging leaders, as well as to First Nations people who may be present today. I acknowledge their connection to land, waters, and community. This land always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

About Racial Discrimination

Monday 30 May, 2022
The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 protects individuals across Australia from discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin. In 1995 the Act was extended to make racial vilification against the law.