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National Anti-Racism Framework

Race Discrimination
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The Australian Human Rights Commission invited submissions to inform the development of a National Anti-Racism Framework (the Framework).

The Framework will be a long-term, central reference point to guide actions on anti-racism and equality by government, NGOs, business, communities, and other sectors.

The Commission was very interested to hear from those with expertise and knowledge of anti-racism initiatives and in responding to racism at structural, institutional, and inter-personal levels, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander knowledge holders and community members with lived experience of racism
  • Community members from migrant, refugee and/or faith-based backgrounds with lived experience of racism
  • Representatives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak or community organisations
  • Representatives from a migrant, refugee, settlement and faith-based peak or community organisation
  • Representatives of Commonwealth, State and Local Government agencies and departments
  • Representatives of human rights agencies, advocacy organisations or legal practitioners
  • Practitioners and/or experts in the identified outcome areas of the Framework
  • Researchers in the identified outcome areas of the Framework.

The Commission released a Concept Paper, which details proposed principles, outcomes and strategies for the Framework. It also compiled a Submissions Guide, which provided more information on the Framework development process and shared findings from early stakeholder consultations. 

Submissions closed 4 February 2022.

The Commission invited submissions in any language and in any format. 

See also: Submissions Policy


The policy team are contactable at

What will happen to your submission?

Submissions will be used for the purposes of developing the National Anti-Racism Framework, for any subsequent reporting, and for the promotion and utilisation of any report. Please note that:

  • submissions may be provided by the Commission to our Minister, Parliament and other government agencies or subject to Freedom of Information requests
  • the Commission aims to publish submissions on its website
  • you can indicate on your submission if you wish for your submission to be kept confidential
  • the Commission reserves the right to edit (for example, remove defamatory material or de-identify personal or sensitive information), or not to publish a submission, or any part of a submission, on its website at its own discretion.

Further information about publication and privacy in relation to the submissions process can be found in the Commission’s Submissions Policy.