This year the Australian Human Rights Commission will celebrate 40 years of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). It will be an occasion for us to reflect on what the Act has achieved and to consider systemic progress under the Act in the future.
We are planning a public consultation in each state and territory to promote understanding of the Act, and to hear from the community about how we can most effectively advocate on issues of racial discrimination. Among other things, these consultations will help inform a publication I will release later this year.
I would like to invite you to the Perth consultation. Please see attached a flyer which you are welcome to distribute to your networks. We expect the consultation to go for no longer than 2 hours and refreshments will be provided.
This should be an excellent opportunity to hear from the community and I hope to see you there.
Details of the Perth consultation are as follows:
Date: Thursday 9 April 2015
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: Equal Opportunity Commission WA, Level 2 Westralia Square, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000
Please RSVP by Friday 27 March 2015 via Eventbrite at http://communityconsultationwa.eventbrite.com.au. For enquiries please call Ms Samantha Schubert on (02) 9284 9829.
Dr Tim Soutphommasane
Race Discrimination Commissioner
Australian Human Rights Commission
Level 3, 175 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001
T +61 2 9284 9835 F +61 2 9284 9794
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