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Racism

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Defining and identifying hate motives: bias indicators for the Australian context

This report presents bias indicators for the Australian context and discusses their concept, uses, benefits and risks. The bias indicators presented are the result of extensive consultations with local experts, including academics and practitioners working in law enforcement agencies, government and non-government organisations and community...
Report

Aboriginal private rental access in Victoria: "Excluded from the start"

The systemic barriers and challenges facing Aboriginal Victorians examined in this report represent an extension of long-term barriers and systemic discrimination that perpetuate cycles of disadvantage and disempowerment among Aboriginal people in Victoria. The report authors argue that greater connection between elements of the private...
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Every life is worth the same: the case for equal treatment

This report uses the case of 'Pharmac' to show how the prescribed remedies depart from the principle of equal treatment for equal need, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Literature review

Evolution of racism and anti-racism lessons for the Aotearoa New Zealand health system

The purpose of this literature review is to trace the evolution of the philosophical and ethical underpinnings of racism and anti-racism for Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Identifying and filling racism data gaps in Victoria: a stocktake review

Victoria has increasingly recognised and condemned racism, seeking to create strategies to reduce racism and ensure justice, wellbeing and equality through anti-racism initiatives. This report discusses a stocktake review of racism data, which organises the body of existing data, identifies gaps in data collection, analysis...
Position paper

Reforming police oversight in Victoria

This policy brief sets out Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service’s (VALS) position on the key principles for reform of Victoria’s police oversight system.
Guide

Guidelines for addressing spectator racism in sports

These guidelines are intended to promote best practice responses to spectator racism at the professional sporting level. They identify actions that can be taken consistently across sporting codes to ensure that spectators, officials and players are safe, and to promote awareness of what to do...
Discussion paper

The threat of identity politics

In this paper, UK historian Simon Heffer argues that much of the power of identity politics is to make normally rational people who consider themselves part of an oppressor majority behave in an irrational and self-hating way.
Research Summary

Addressing racism and its health impacts on children and young people: research summary

This paper focuses on Australian data collected in the last five years (2016–2020) and underscores the high prevalence of racial discrimination experienced by children and young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, and from some ethnic minority groups.
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Asian Australians’ experiences of racism during the COVID-19 pandemic

This research examines Asian Australians’ experiences of racism before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers examined how these experiences are associated with their mental health, wellbeing and feelings of belonging.
Journal article

She’ll be right mate: Australian complacency and national responses to wicked social problems

This article explores inconsistencies between Australia’s idealised identity as a modern egalitarian society concerned with the welfare of all and the economic and social reality for a significant and growing number of citizens.
Journal article

Impact of racism and discrimination on physical and mental health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples living in Australia: a systematic scoping review

This systematic scoping review aimed to assess, synthesise, and analyse the evidence in Australia about the impacts of racism on the mental and physical health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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Cancelling the culture: Critical Theory and the chasm of incoherence

This report looks at key philosophical and ideological issues underlying cancel culture and examines the flawed foundations upon which Critical Theory rests. The report also sets out some key principles to guide responses to critics who insist that Australia — a country we know exemplifies...
Report

Racism, racial discrimination and child and youth health: a rapid evidence synthesis

This report, commissioned by VicHealth, presents a rapid evidence synthesis on racism and child and youth health to inform policy, practice and research.
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Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities: the report

This report explores quantitative data and qualitative evidence to understand why race disparities in the United Kingdom exist, what works, and what does not.
Report

Drivers of migrant New Zealanders’ experiences of racism

This report explores the drivers of migrants’ experiences of discrimination. The research is purposed to support and inform potential and targeted cross-government and non-government agency responses to discrimination.
Report

Racial equality review of Basketball Australia

In August 2020, the Australian Human Rights Commission was engaged by Basketball Australia to undertake a racial equality review of the sport at a national level. This report outlines the findings from that review.
Discussion paper

Concept paper for a national anti-racism framework

Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Chin Tan, has announced plans to develop a national anti-racism framework, and is calling on the federal government to support the framework, fully resource it and implement it. This publication describes the key components of what a national strategy to address...
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Racism and xenophobia experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand during COVID-19: a focus on Chinese and Asian communities

The purpose of this research was to document the prevalence, nature and pattern of racism and xenophobia experienced by people in the COVID-19 context, particularly among Tangata Whenua, Chinese, other Asian peoples (apart from Chinese), and Pacific peoples.
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Do better — Independent review into Collingwood Football Club’s responses to incidents of racism and cultural safety in the workplace

This review focuses on the responses of the Collingwood Football Club to incidents of racism and cultural safety in the workplace, and the adequacy of the processes for addressing it.