National anti-racism framework: scoping report 2022
This scoping report provides an initial evidence-based summary of what the Commission has heard about a national anti-racism framework from communities, sector organisations, government, scholars and expert knowledge-holders to date.
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...
Combatting online Islamophobia and racism in Australia: the case for an eSafety duty of care
This report, commissioned by the Islamic Council of Victoria, argues that the failure of social media platforms to improve their demonstrably ineffectual systems for the review of hateful material, coupled with the grave harms of online Islamophobia, necessitates government intervention.
Raising their voices
This report presents the findings of an independent review into sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination in the Australian contemporary music industry.
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.
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...
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.
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...
Report of the Inquiry into anti‑vilification protections
This report recommends that the Victorian government explore options to address online vilification, and makes some additional recommendations to improve Victoria’s anti-vilification laws.
Tackling hate in Australia: stocktake report 2019-2020
This report examines the exceptional fragmentation and lack of coordination of responses to hate crimes, hate speech and hate incidents across the country.
Evaluation of the Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) program pilot
The Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) project is a major research study focused on understanding and addressing experiences and attitudes to racism and racial discrimination, and bystander responses to racism and racial discrimination in Australian schools.
Barriers to reporting hate crime and hate incidents in Victoria: a mixed-method study
This report provides important evidence for all stakeholders involved in tackling hate in Victoria, including policy-makers, law enforcement agencies and community organisations, to better understand how to address community reporting barriers.
Criminalising hate speech: Australia’s crusade against vilification
This paper examines the history of how Australia’s vilification laws were formed, focusing on both domestic and international changes towards laws restricting speech. It also argues that any amendments to vilification laws should be done at the state and territory level, and should be based...
Findings from the 2017 Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) student and staff surveys
The Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) project is a collaborative school-based study on racism, racial discrimination and bystander responses to racism among Australian schools.
Let’s talk race: a guide on how to conduct a conversation about racism
The Australian Human Rights Commission hopes this guide will help people navigate their way through meaningful and productive discussions, to not only identify racism, but to build strategies to change behaviours.
Race in America 2019
This report is based on a nationally representative survey of American adults conducted in early 2019. Among its findings are that more than four in ten Americans say the country hasn't made enough progress toward racial equality, and most Americans say it’s now more common...
Freedom of speech in Australia
On 8 November 2016, pursuant to the section 7(c) of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, the Attorney-General referred to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights the following matters for inquiry and report: whether the operation of Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination...
Racist violence: report of the national inquiry into racist violence in Australia
This inquiry was established in 1988 following a series of well organised attacks against church and community leaders, as well as complaints from Indigenous people and ethnic community groups.