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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.

Background information 

Human Rights Law Centre information paper on the proposed changes

Human Rights Law Centre factsheet 

Submissions to the Attorney-General about the proposed changes 

All Together Now 

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 

Actions 

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: senator.wright@aph.gov.au 

Meeting to discuss proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act
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