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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.

Through the Eyes of a Boy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 4th August 2016 -  Zach’s Ceremony is a deeply personal coming-of-age story about a boy caught between two worlds, the city versus the outback, black versus white, and the struggles between a father

Pauline Hanson Rhetoric Dangerous, Race Discrimination Commissioner Warns

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 5th July 2016 -  Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane believes Pauline Hanson’s rhetoric on race, multiculturalism and immigration, which includes calling for a royal commission

Changemaker

A Fresh Approach

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 7th September 2015 -  L-FRESH the LION, a Sikh hip-hop artist from South-West Sydney with his finger clearly on the pulse of Australia’s often hidden culture of racism, is making ripples as an unlikely

Praise for Outgoing Australian of the Year

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 22nd January 2015 -  Outgoing Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has been recognised for his role in pushing racism into the spotlight. The Australian Human Rights Commission said the AFL star had shown…
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