Tim Soutphommasane


Who gets to tell Australian stories?

This report provides the first comprehensive picture of who tells, frames and produces stories in Australian television news and current affairs. It spotlights the experiences and representation of culturally diverse television news and current affairs staff. It is also the first forensic examination of how...
Policy report

Migration and COVID-19

Border closures and other mobility restrictions were one of the first measures taken by nation states across the world in response to the spread of COVID-19. This short policy paper outlines some suggestions that can stimulate widespread discussion about the best way in which to...

Leading for change: a blueprint for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership revisited

This study builds on the Leading for Change (2016) report, which provided a snapshot of cultural diversity in the senior leadership of Australian organisations and institutions. This report examines the cultural backgrounds of chief executive officers of ASX 200 companies, federal ministers, heads of federal...

Populism, anxiety and race

This keynote speech to the Australian Political Studies Association conference addresses the rise of populism and the challenges faced by liberal democracies.

The Whitlam Government and the Racial Discrimination Act

Examining the role of legislation in catalysing and embedding social change, this paper by Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Tim Soutphommasane, delivers a succinct history of the Racial Discrimination Act, its passage through Parliament, and its impact on Australia today.