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Why we cannot wait for the social enterprise sector to become diverse

Weh Yeoh, Thursday, 19th November 2020 -  This year’s Social Enterprise Day aims to highlight the diversity across the social enterprise sector. Here, Weh Yeoh, CEO and co-founder of social enterprise Umbo, shares

‘First-aid for racism’: New workshops to tackle a rise in anti-Asian racism

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  This initiative is designed to counter a rise in racism against Asian people in Australia A new series of online workshops is looking to fill a gap in the mental health system by supporting

Racism, coronavirus and collective trauma

Dr Cathy Kezelman AM, Wednesday, 12th August 2020 -  Dr Cathy Kezelman AM looks at how the events around the world over the past few months, abuses of power, inequality and injustice are driving our individual and collective trauma.

Fears COVID-19 could make the far right more dangerous than ever

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th May 2020 -  There are concerns the crisis will be used to radicalise young people     The COVID-19 pandemic could bring a potentially deadly wave of right wing extremism into Australia, anti-racism

Racism in the media

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th November 2019 -  57 per cent of opinion pieces discussing race involve racist language or themes Racism is a systemic issue in Australian media, a new report has found, revealing that more than half

Let’s talk about racism

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  How does race shape our lives? What does racism look like? What can we do to address it? These are some of the questions highlighted in a guide to having conversations about racism, launched

Standing up and Speaking Out on a Broken System

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 19th November 2018 -  Anthony Kelly is executive officer of the Police Accountability Project an initiative run out of the Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre which provides legal aid

Podcast: Australia’s True Colours – On the Borderline

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 18th October 2016 -  Contemporary Australia is the product of multiple waves of immigration, but now anti-immigration sentiment is on the rise. Today, almost half of Australians have a parent born overseas

Podcast: Australia’s True Colours – What Is Racism?

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 11th October 2016 -  In a striking contradiction, Australia is held up the world over as both a shining example of a multicultural success story and as a nation that is racist and hostile to immigrants.

Nearly Half of Australians Back Hanson’s Muslim Immigration Ban

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 22nd September 2016 -  Nearly half of Australians want to ban Muslim immigration, according to a new poll. A survey, conducted by Essential Research, has revealed that 49 per cent of people said they would

Society Must Stand Up For Tolerance Says Discrimination Commissioner

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Society must not be complacent in believing racism is just part of “an initiation rite” for any immigrant group, according to Australia’s race discrimination commissioner. Dr Tim

Hanson Faces Backlash Over ‘Divisive’ Maiden Speech

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 15th September 2016 -  One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has come under fire for the “crude, divisive, ill-informed Islamophobic rhetoric” that formed part of her maiden speech to the Australian Senate.
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