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Inclusive cultural diversity for a modern Australia

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Support, strengthen and sustain diversity leadership

Welcome

The Institute has reached a turning point in its development. To proceed it needs to refine its priorities, improve its governance, build its stakeholder involvement, strengthen its capabilities,  secure resources including personnel, and concentrate on outcomes. The Board has previously identified achieving greater participation by members of cultural minorities in the Australian media and cultural industries as its primary focus, within the broad field of support for the development of cultural diversity.  The Board has also indicated its desire to seek registration for DGR status on the National Register of Cultural Organisations.

Government should provide evidence to support changes to RDA says CRaCR research group.

The aim of the this submission is to provide the Government with the most current empirically-verifiable information in relation to the experience of racism in Australia, the attitude of Australians to the appropriate responses to this racism, and the implications of this information for potential intervention strategies. This data is drawn from the current situation, where Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act has been in place and functioning for nearly two decades. Any changes to the current situation would need to scope the likely impact of such changes on the experiences of racism documented below. The exposure draft of the proposed legislation contains no examination of the potential impact of the proposed changes on the current situation in relation to racism. [Go to Read More to  download Submission]

Read more: Government should provide evidence to support changes to RDA says CRaCR research group.

2 freedoms campaign

FREEDOM FROM HATE - FREEDOM TO SPEAK

The Attorney General Senator George Brandis has announced he intends to introduce legislation to significantly amend provisions of Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. While it is not yet clear what exactly he has in mind (there is no exposure draft of the proposed legislation for comment) , the push for the changes has arisen since the findings against Andrew Bolt , a writer for News Ltd., by the Federal Court that he was in breach of the Section, and that he had no defence under the free speech provisions of Section 18D. Mr Bolt has since been very critical of the Section, and his supporters, especially in the Institute for Public Affairs (IPA),  have been strongly supportive of his position.

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ICD calls for EoI on Strategic Plan

INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN AND REGISTRATION FOR DGR STATUS AS A CULTURAL ORGANISATION   

Expressions of interest are called for from experienced individuals and organisations with proven successful track records with similar NGOs, to undertake the development of a strategic plan for the Institute http://culturaldiversity.net.au

The Institute has reached a turning point in its development. To proceed it needs to refine its priorities, improve its governance, build its stakeholder involvement, strengthen its capabilities,  secure resources including personnel, and concentrate on outcomes. The Board has previously identified achieving greater participation by members of cultural minorities in the Australian media and cultural industries as its primary focus, within the broad field of support for the development of cultural diversity.  The Board has also indicated its desire to seek registration for DGR status on the National Register of Cultural Organisations.

Read more: ICD calls for EoI on Strategic Plan

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