Meet the Commissioner
Giridharan Sivaraman commences as Race Discrimination Commissioner on 4 March 2024.
Mr Sivaraman is currently the Chair of Multicultural Australia and a Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn, where he is head of the firm's Queensland Employment Law department. He has run numerous state and national race discrimination cases and led the pro bono compensation scheme for underpaid 7-Eleven workers.
He is a member of Multicultural Australia and the Queensland Multicultural Advisory Council. He appeared at a state parliamentary inquiry to demand legal reform to better protect the rights of victims of racial vilification.
The Australian Human Rights Commission will undertake further anti-racism work to support communities in Australia affected by the war in Gaza and the Middle East, supported by a $2 million grant from the Commonwealth. The grant responds to an increase in racism targeting Palestinian, Muslim, Arab...
Commission President calls for human rights in Australia to be upheld in wake of Middle East conflict
The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for respect for human rights to be front of mind for all Australians as the situation in the Middle East continues to worsen. Commission President and Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM...