Facebook accused of not removing hate speech in complaint under Australia’s racial discrimination laws

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The Australian Muslim Advocacy Network alleges the social media giant allows ‘anti-Islam’ pages to host hateful content about Middle Eastern, African, South Asian and Asian people

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Sikh volunteer group recognised as ‘Australian Human Rights Heroes 2020’

Sikh Volunteers Australia The Melbourne-based non-profit organisation, Sikh Volunteers Australia has been handpicked as one of the Australian Human Rights Heroes for the year 2020 for providing free food to the communities during catastrophic bushfires and the various stages of COVID-19 lockdowns in Victoria.

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Australian Human Rights Commission – Third Universal Period Review

Australian Human Rights Commission - Third Universal Period Review

Australia’s appearance before the United Nations Human Rights Council for its 3rd universal periodic review is fast approaching. The Commission recently released its submission to the Council, including 25 fact sheets updating current progress on key human rights areas. In this wise, we bring you the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report on Race and Religion.

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Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture: Racial Equality in the Time of Coronavirus

Racial Equality in the Time of CoronavirusThe Australian Human Rights Commission presents the Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture: Racial Equality in the Time of Coronavirus online, on Friday 30th Oct 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. This online lecture is free. The 2020 Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the European Union Delegation to Australia

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Freedom of Religion in Australia: a focus on serious harms

Freedom of Religion in Australia: a focus on serious harmsThe Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission jointly delivered a position paper on Freedom of Religion in Australia: a focus on serious harms online, on 1 July 2020. The Position Paper concludes with several recommendations as to how governments in Australia can improve protections for the right to freedom of religion in Victoria and Australia.

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Do we need new laws to protect religious freedom in Australia?

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Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO – formerly a member of the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review – delivered the sixth annual Barry O’Keefe Memorial Lecture at the Australian Catholic University in North Sydney on Wednesday, 19 February 2020. This is an edited version of that lecture.

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