On the Sidelines: Disability and People from Non-English Speaking Background Communities (2000)

People with disabilities from non-English speaking backgrounds face multiple layers of disadvantage. They are often marginalised within their own communities and they face discrimination within the broader community on the basis of their race,...
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New Country, New Stories (1999)

People from all over the world have come to Australia either of their own volition as migrants, or as refugees to escape human rights violations in their former homelands. While their reasons for coming may differ, once here, they share the same...

The RDA and native title (1997)

The response to the High Court’s Wik decision has given rise to intense discussions about the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA), the Australian Constitution and the future of native title, among other things.

The Racial Hatred Act: A Guide for People Working in the Australian Media (1997)

 The Racial Hatred Act: A Guide for People Working in the Australian Media (1997) Click here to enterProduced by the Race Discrimination Commissioner1997
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Racial Discrimination Act 1975: A review

FOREWORDThe Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon. Michael Lavarch, launched the review of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) on 7 August 1995. Along with a number of academics, practitioners and experts in the field of anti-discrimination law, Mr...
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Mornington : a report by the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner

In November 1990 the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner received a petition signed by 163 Aboriginal residents on Mornington Island requesting an investigation of an incident, which is described in section 2.1 below. The Commissioner also...
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Racist Violence (1991)

The National Inquiry into Racist Violence was initiated by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission following representations to it about an apparent increase in the incidence of racially motivated violence in Australia.
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Strategies in Combating Racism (1988)

In devising strategies to deal with racism a broad number of preliminary questions must be answered. Racism itself must be identified in its various manifestations, a complex task given the changing face of the phenomenon and the shifting form of...