Australian Human Rights Commission

Good Afternoon,

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 For enquiries please call Ms Samantha Schubert on (02) 9284 9829.

Yours sincerely

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


Human rights: everyone, everywhere, everyday

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Dante – Michelangelo

Dear Members & Students,
Friday 20th March 2015 @ 7:30 pm. Cultural Evening & the subject is MICHELANGELO.
Attached is the flyer for our March event;  an evening, when we are presented this Great Italian Artist by Dr. Lorenzo Matteoli.
The presentation will be followed by refreshment & conversation.
The evening is free for Dante members & $5 for non-members.
Everyone is welcome, please RSVP to the office for catering purposes.  We look forward to seeing everyone and having a chat and a coffee.
Kind regards
DASWA Committee

Welcome Dinner

I would like to tell you about an exciting initiative coming to Perth – The Welcome Dinner Project.  Welcome Dinners enable newly arrived people and local Australians to meet over dinner conversation in the comfort of local homes.  The project evolved out of hearing from both new and established people that they were struggling to find ways to connect at a personal level.  Each dinner has an equal mix of established Australians and newly arrived people from across the world – they could be international students, migrants or refugees – with the intention of friendships sparking between people of diverse cultures who are living in close proximity to one another but have not yet had a chance to meet.  The Welcome Dinners are pot-luck style, so everyone brings a dish from their culture to share.  Trained Welcome Dinner Facilitators are always present to lead the activities and offer support to the host.
We are starting off with a launch dinner this Saturday evening at the Herb Graham Recreation Centre in Mirrabooka and would like to invite people from your community to attend.   Our launch post is attached.  Please spread the word and ask people to register at 
If people can’t make the launch dinner they are welcome to register for future events at
If you have any questions or would like to talk more about the project please contact me.
Kind regards
Rachelle Rose

Living a Good Life

Good morning all

Please note that the “Living a good Life” meeting for migrants and refugees has been postponed and rescheduled to Thursday, 14 May 2015.

Please save the date in your calendars. There will be no meeting on 18 march 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Everyone from culturally and linguistically diverse / non-English speaking backrounds is welcome to participate. Please see the invitation flier for address and RSVP details and please inform all your networks – members / students / clients / family and friends.

Thanks and regards

Nihal Iscel
Manager of Advocacy Services
Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre Inc
320 Rokeby Road
Tel +61 8 9388 7455; Fax +61 8 9388 7433;

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