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Crisis response Pacific
Six ways to call out racism and bigotry when you see it
30 April 2019 | 1:58 pm

As powerful as the national outpouring of solidarity has been following the Christchurch attacks, it’s not enough on its own. Tony Blackett of Amnesty International NZ offers some ways you can take further action against racism. If the last couple weeks have shown us anything, it’s that now, more than ever, we need the human […]

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Anti Racism protesters violently clash with Reclaim Australia groups in Victoria
Human Rights Australia
Stand against racism
15 April 2019 | 2:56 pm

With the election campaign in full swing, Amnesty International Australia is urging all political parties to change the conversation by refusing to engage in divisive and stereotyping conversation. Tim O’Connor, Impact Manager at Amnesty International Australia said: “Today we are calling on our political leaders to stand against racism and unite Australia through inclusive leadership.The […]

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Crisis response Australia
*Thank your Senator for standing up against racism

One in five Australians experience racism. This has devastating impacts on mental health, physical safety, and ability to participate in school and work. But Senators have taken a strong stand against racism and blocked harmful changes to race hate laws. The Turnbull Government tried to rush through damaging changes to section 18C of the Racial […]

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Three Indigenous people silhouetted at sunset by the ocean
Community is everything Australia
Senate must stand firm against racism and vote down 18C changes
28 March 2017 | 12:52 pm

The Senate must stand firm against racism and vote down proposed changes to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act when it meets today, said Amnesty International, and Prime Minister Turnbull should definitively put the harmful debate to rest. “The overwhelming message from eight out of 10 Australian voters and from the bipartisan Freedom of […]

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Benjamin Lawson's tweet about the RDA. © Wayne Quilliam & Twitter
Indigenous rights Australia
#FreedomofSpeech should not empower racism. Take action now.
27 March 2017 | 12:22 pm

UPDATE: The Senate is set to vote this week on proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. Any amendment to section 18C will give license to more racism in Australia and will only amplify the horrific experiences of racism shown below. There’s still time to stop this happening. Share these stories and tweet at key Federal […]

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Three Indigenous people silhouetted at sunset by the ocean
Indigenous rights Australia
Racism is harmful to human rights and health
6 August 2015 | 2:57 pm

In the run up to International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, our Indigenous Rights Campaigner Roxanne Moore looks at the human rights and health consequences of racism. Racist attacks on Adam Goodes Racism is not only a violation of human rights, but it has serious health consequences. We have seen the […]

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The Aboriginal Flag being flown at Yabun Festival 2018, in the distance is a stage and festival participants
Indigenous rights Australia
January 26: time to tell the truth
23 January 2020 | 4:51 pm

We encourage all Australians to use January 26 as a day to reflect on the effects of colonisation on Indigenous peoples. Effects are still being experienced to this very day in terms of institutional racism, poverty, health and gross over-representation in Australia’s prisons, removal of children and deaths in custody. We encourage our supporters to […]

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Activism Global
From slurs to sexual violence, women human rights defenders come under global attack
29 November 2019 | 11:01 am

Governments are failing to protect women human rights defenders (WHRDs) who routinely face a wide range of gender specific attacks, including rape, because of their work promoting rights relating to women, gender equality and sexuality, Amnesty International said in a new report on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. “Challenging power, fighting discrimination: A call […]

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The Final Quarter Screening

Join Amnesty’s Southern Action Group for a screening of The Final Quarter in Cygnet on Saturday November 9. The documentary exposes the racism Adam Goodes endured during the last years of his football career as an AFL champion. Rodney Dillon will give the Welcome to Country and lead a discussion afterwards about racism in the […]

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