"What you say matters" featuring Brothablack and students of James Meehan High School.
Australia is home to the world’s oldest continuous cultures, as well as people who identify with more than 270 ancestries. This rich, cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths as a nation.
Despite this, many individuals experience unfair treatment and racism because of how they look or where they come from. Racial discrimination can also be subtle, creating systemic barriers that lock people out of social and economic opportunities.
The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 gives effect to Australia’s international human rights commitments and promotes equality between people of different backgrounds. The Act protects people across Australia from unfair treatment on the basis of their race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin in different areas of public life. It also makes racial vilification against the law.
People who experience direct or indirect discrimination can complain to the Commission.
- Get behind our campaign: Racism. It Stops With Me
- Know your rights and help others do the same.
- Give cyber-racism the big click off.
Find out how you can get involved in other parts of the Commission’s work and help make human rights a reality for everyone, everywhere, everyday.....
( Source- http://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/race-discrimination/about-racial-discrimination).
Thanks to all of those hard working people at the Australian Human Rights Commission for all their work and dedication in making this country and world a better and fairer place for everyone.