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Stop mass incarceration to prevent deaths in custody

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO said Australia must stop the “mass incarceration” of its Indigenous people or else deaths in custody will continue to occur. Commissioner Oscar said her thoughts are with all the families who have lost loved ones over...

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Australia needs a National Anti-Racism Framework

Speech by the National Race Discrimination Commissioner, Chin Tan, ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Hello everyone, wherever you are in Australia. I join you from the lands of the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern...

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2020 Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture

How has Australia’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic affected diverse communities? What lessons can be learned? And how can we ensure diverse communities are included in the road to recovery?

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Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture

Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture: “Racial Equality in the Time of COVID” The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected Australia’s diverse communities. From the racial targeting of Asian Australians to the hard lockdown imposed on residents in Melbourne’s public housing towers, the pandemic has also...

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Government should consult on English language visa requirements

Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has called on the Australian Government to ensure that new English language partner visa requirements are developed in consultation with key community stakeholders.
 
 Commissioner Tan said the inclusion of this policy in the budget came as a surprise to key...

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Commemorating one year since the Christchurch mosque attack

Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan and Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow have commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attack. In a joint statement, they said: “The Christchurch massacre was deeply traumatic for New Zealand’s Muslim community. That...

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Sharing the stories of Australian Muslims: Interim findings

Advancing Community Cohesion Conference I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Dharawal people. I would like to recognise Dharawal elders – past, present and future – and to express my on-going commitment to the protection and promotion of their culture, language and...

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