Racial Discrimination Act resources
Federal Attorney-General George Brandis has released his long-threatened proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.
The government’s exposure draft came out in March, outlining the details of their proposed changes.
The Australian Greens have serious concerns about the changes, many of which are shared by legal and human rights experts, cultural leaders, mental health professionals and those in the community sector, amongst others.
Find below some links to resources you may find helpful in shedding some light on these proposed changes and what impacts they could have on Australians, as well as some information about ways you can take action.
Human Rights Law Centre information paper on the proposed changes
Human Rights Law Centre factsheet
Submissions to the Attorney-General about the proposed changes
Human Rights Law Centre submission
Australian Greens Senators Penny Wright and Richard Di Natale
Australian Human Rights Commission
North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services
Articles and opinion pieces
NSW and Victoria join forces to oppose changes to Racial Discrimination Act - ABC news
Comment: Opening the floodgates of racism and bigotry - SBS online
No case for changing race laws - The Drum
Explained: Racial Discrimination Act amendments - ABC news
Sign the petition to say no to racial hate speech
Email us to get a stack of petition postcards calling on the Attorney-General to abandon the changes: [email protected]