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National Anti-Racism Framework

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The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a plan to develop a National Anti-Racism Framework. The Framework will be a long-term, central reference point to guide actions on anti-racism by government, NGOs, business, educators, health professionals, police, other justice authorities, civil society, and the community.

A Commission Concept Paper provides an initial overview of the Framework’s key principles, outcomes and strategies. The Commission is working with all levels of Government, peak bodies, human rights agencies and community organisations to progress the Framework.

The Commission invited public submissions on the Framework from 21 October to 4 February 2022

The Commission is also undertaking a series of targeted scoping consultations. If your organisation is interested in participating in this process, please contact the Commission at antiracismsecretariat@humanrights.gov.au.

The Commission has developed a Conversation and Consultation Guide, which organisations can draw on should they wish to host their own consultations on the Framework. The Guide provides an overview of the Concept Paper, a detailed list of questions that organisations may wish to draw on, suggestions for consultation formats, and some prompts to support consultations that are rights-based, safe and inclusive. The Commission encourages organisations interested in hosting a consultation to contact the Race Discrimination Team at antiracismsecretariat@humanrights.gov.au for support with planning. The Commission is accepting feedback in this format until 30 April 2022.

The findings of consultations and the submissions process will inform an updated Framework Concept Paper and a Consultation Report, to be released mid 2022.