Freedom from Discrimination: Report on the 40th anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act


This report documents the activities and findings of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act. The main findings of this report relate to public consultations which found that many Australians continue to experience racial discrimination, which diminishes their freedom and quality of life. Many of those who experience racism regard the Act as valuable legislation: it is an instrument for seeking redress, it is used as a tool for advocacy, and it helps set a standard for conduct in society. Specific issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are considered, including institutional racism.

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