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News archive: 2013-2014

Harmony Day (23 January 2015)
Harmony Day (21 March) celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

Resources for the Australian Curriculum (23 January 2014)
RightsED - resources mapped to the national curriculum have been developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission. The race resources are designed to help students gain a critical understanding of the impacts of racism.

Tribute to Gough Whitlam (5 November 2014)
Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson pays tribute to the former Prime Minister, the late Gough Whitlam. He describes Whitlam as 'a friend without peer of the original Australians'.

Australian of the Year - Adam Goodes - (27 January 2014)
The Australian of the Year 2014, Adam Goodes, was honoured for his leadership and advocacy in the fight against racism both on the sporting field and within society - a stance which has won him the admiration and respect of people around Australia...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News archive: 2011-2012

Hilltop Hoods -Speaking in Tongues - (16 April 2012)
Australia's biggest hip hop group Hilltop Hoods has released their second film clip from their most recent album Drinking from the Sun. The clip, Speaking in Tongues, features American hip hop star Chali 2na and art from one of the world's best graffiti artists...

Give Racism The Finger campaign - (17 May 2011)
A new national campaign to erase racism in Australia, Give Racism The Finger, was launched on 16 May 2011...

 

 

 

 

 


News archive: 2009-2010

Refugee Week 20 June - 26 June 2010 - (12 May 2010)
Refugee Week which will be held from Sunday, June 20 (WorldRefugee Day) to Saturday, June 26 is Australia's peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society...

rightsED Human rights education resource for teachers - (22 April 2010)
Teachers and students now have access to a new range of interactive human rights education resources, released by the Australian Human Rights Commission today...

New resources Building Bridges - (15 April 2010)
Building Bridges: Creating a Culture of Diversity is a new resource published in book form and via the web site Diversity: An Educational Advantage online teacher support...

Harmony Day 21 March 2010 - (04 February 2010)
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid "pass laws" in Sharpeville, South Africa...

New report finds schools are the major site for youth racism - (25 November 2009)
A major report released on 18 November by The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) reveals that schools are the primary setting for the experience of racism...

Sydney Peace Prize winner visits Cabramatta High School - (10 November 2009)
The world renowned journalist, author and film-maker John Pilger has been awarded the 2009 Sydney Peace Prize...

Schools particpate in Holocaust Remembrance Service - (19 June 2009)
In May, 300 invited guests, students and Holocaust survivors together honoured and remembered the names of those victims who perished in the Holocaust...

180 students come together for intercultural experience - (18 June 2009)
180 students from five schools came together at Masada College in May for the second event in an innovative three-part intercultural program...

2009 Harmony Day Poster Exhibition at UWS - (22 May 2009)
An initiative of Moving Forward Together Inc., a project of the Alfred Dreyfus Unit of B'nai B'rith...

Youth Peace Initiative (YPI) - (15 May 2009)
The Youth Peace Initiative announces launch of new site. The Youth Peace Initiative - or 'YPI' - is about motivating and supporting high school-aged young people from all backgrounds to share creative ideas and take action for peace and social justice...

Dario Palermo Refugee Art Exhibition 2009 - (11 May 2009)
The Friends of STARTTS invite participation in the Dario Palermo Refugee Art Exhibition 2009. The theme this year is ''Freedom from Fear''. The goal of this exhibition is to increase awareness about issues that effect refugees...

Country and City Students win 2009 Harmony Day Poster Competition - (30 March 2009)
The 2009 Harmony Day poster competition attracted almost 3000 entries from primary and high school students across NSW. This very successful Harmony Day initiative...

60th Anniversary of Australian Citizenship Coin - (09 March 2009)
This year, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and the Royal Australian Mint have collaborated to create a coin which celebrates an important anniversary in Australia's history...

Harmony Day 2009 - (29 January 2009)
Harmony Day is celebrated on 21 March each year and coincides with the United Nation's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination...

News archive: 2007-2008

Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 60 - (03 December 2008)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turns 60 on 10 December 2008. On Human Rights Day 2007, the United Nations Secretary General launched a year-long UN system-wide advocacy campaign to mark this important milestone. The initiative celebrates the Declaration and the promise...

Patrick Dodson, 2008 Sydney Peace Prize Recipient - (10 November 2008)
The Sydney Peace Foundation has honoured Patrick Dodson, Aboriginal leader and 'father of reconciliation' for his courageous advocacy of the human rights of Indigenous...

Delete racism - New video by student film maker - (14 October 2008)
Created by children, Delete Racism is a family film that looks at the global issue of racism. Delete Racism was written and directed by Jazz Fabian, a 12 year old....

Poster Competition for Schools: Harmony Day 21 March 2009 - (11 August 2008)
The annual Harmony Day poster competition provides NSW primary and high school students with an opportunity to participate in and develop the theme of 'BUILDING COMMUNITY HARMONY' as part of celebrating Harmony Day 21st March 2009...

Right Here, Right Now: Teaching citizenship through Human Rights - (04 August 2008)
Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world...

HREOC reviews the RDA - (06 June 2008)
The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (RDA) came into effect 33 years ago. It was Australia's first federal law dealing with human rights and implemented a basic principle...

Burma Cyclone Schools Emergency Appeal - (05 June 2008)
Schools across Australia are being urged to support School Aid's Emergency Appeal in Burma, following the devastating Cyclone Nargis...

Patrick Dodson wins 2008 Sydney Peace Prize - (05 June 2008)
Mr Patrick Dodson has been awarded the 2008 Sydney Peace Prize for his 'courageous advocacy of the human rights of Indigenous people, for distinguished leadership of the reconciliation movement and for a lifetime of commitment to peace with justice...

Racism Makes Me Sick - (29 April 2008)
A new national campaign calling on all Australians to take action against racism and tackle the Indigenous health crisis has been launched by ANTaR...

Sorry - A New Beginning Reconciliation Week 2008 - (14 April 2008)
Reconciliation Week for 2008 will take place around the nation from the 27th May to 3rd June 2008 and provides an occasion to focus on reconciliation...

Triumphant! International Refugee Film Festival - (18 February 2008)
Are you passionate about refugee issues? Are you an emerging refugee or non-refugee film maker willing to showcase your talent to a diverse audience?

Harmony Day to go ahead for 2008 - (12 February 2008)
The Australian Government is examining how best to foster and promote the benefits of cultural diversity in the Australian community...

The Commonwealth Government says SORRY - (08 February 2008)
The Commonwealth Government will formally say sorry to the stolen generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples when the Parliament resumes in Canberra...

NSW Aboriginal Land Council's new $30 million education scholarship fund - (09 November 2007)
The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council has announced plans for a multi-million dollar self funding education endowment fund....

Harmony Day 2008 Poster Competition - (22 August 2007)
In celebration of Harmony day, 21st March 2008, the B'nai B'rith Anti Defamation Commission is once again conducting a poster competition for NSW & ACT primary and high school students. The theme for this year's competition is: GROWING TOGETHER IN HARMONY...

Harmony Day 2007 - (16 July 2007)
Harmony Day 2007 was celebrated in style at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 21 March with outstanding performances featuring students from Sydney Region...

8th Annual PEACE WEEK in Cairns - (02 July 2007)
The 8th Annual PEACE WEEK, UNITED IN DIVERSITY, a community festival commemorating the UNESCO international decade for a culture of peace will be held in Cairns...

Refugee Week , Armidale NSW - (08 June 2007)
The 2007 theme for Refugee Week is "The Voices of Young Refugees" focusing on the contribution, ideas and concerns of refugee children, teenagers and young adults...

Celebrating refugees - (01 June 2007)
Triumphant Refugees' Short Film Festival Celebrating Refugees premiered in Sydney on May 31...

HARMONY IN FOCUS (excerpt from Southern Courier 17.04.2007) - (28 May 2007)
Randwick Girls High School student Nicola Kwong won the high school section of the Harmony Day poster competition recently...

Stand Up! Speak Out! 2007 - (03 May 2007)
Stand Up! Speak Out! 2007, an anti-racism conference sponsored by the NSW Department of Education and Training and the NSW Teachers Federation...

Prejudice. No way! web site - (27 April 2007)
Prejudice. No way! anti-prejudice activities for years K - 3 was developed jointly by the NSW Department of Education and Training and the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation....

Triumphant Refugees Film Festival - (17 April 2007)
Triumphant! International is hosting Australia's first Refugee Film Festival on Saturday 23 June as part of 2007 National Refugee Week celebrations...

Breaking down the walls - (29 March 2007)
Visit Breaking down the walls an award winning site created by a group of fourth and fifth grade students from Roosevelt School in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in the United States...

Triple J: Speaking up against racism - (12 March 2007)
Have you ever been in a situation where someone makes a racist comment, and you've said nothing? Maybe you were worried you'd get your head kicked in...

Veils and Vegemite - (06 March 2007)
Buy a bikini. Go easy on the prayer. Sink a few coldies. Then you'll be true blue, mate. Muslim Australians are being asked to "fit in" but, asks Randa Abdel-Fattah, who has the right to define what is Aussie? And why do we need to...

Burquini hits the beach - (23 February 2007)
SURF Life Saving Australia has unveiled its newest uniform, the burquini. Specially designed for Muslim recruits, the red-and-yellow, head-to-ankle swimming costume...

Great Dates - (21 February 2007)
The 2007 Calendar for Cultural Diversity - Connecting Communities is out now in New South Wales schools and provides dates for commemorations, celebrations, national days, international days and key events that are important to the people of NSW and Australia...

News archive: 2005-2006

Tagged - (07 December 2006)
A new film, Tagged, produced by Kay Donovan of the University of Technology, Sydney has been released by Magnetic Pictures...

NetAlert! Be safe! Have fun! - (05 October 2006)
Practical advice for students, teachers and parents who use the internet is available at NetAlert, an Australian Government initiative...

International Day of Peace - (05 September 2006)
The International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year. The General Assembly of the United Nation has designated 2001 - 2010 as the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World. Visit the web site of the UNESCO Culture of Peace Co-ordination...

Footy Legends New film for Khoa Do - (11 August 2006)
Khoa Do, Young Australian of the Year 2005 and award winning film maker, whose social concience and observations of people's struggles are reflected in his work, has released a new film, Footy Legends...

Hiroshima Day 6 August - (02 August 2006)
This day commemorates the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The message of Hiroshima, as reflected in the lives of the survivors...

Captains speak out against racism - (25 July 2006)
Captains of football teams competing at the FIFA World Cup in Germany spoke out against racism...

Peace Week in Cairns - (18 July 2006)
The 7th Annual Peace Week United in Diversity community festival in Cairns offers a diverse range of activities...

Message Sticks Indigenous Arts - (26 April 2006)
It's almost May and that means it's Message Sticks Arts time at the Sydney Opera House...

Students request the due respect - (07 March 2006)
St George and Sutherland Shire students have criticised the nation's leaders for further alienating Muslim youth...

NRL joins racism fight - (17 January 2006)
THE March 17 Telstra Stadium game between the Bulldogs and premier Wests Tigers will be the NRL's Harmony Day match...

Voices of Australia - 30 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act - (09 January 2006)
On 31 October the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission launched Voices of Australia, a book and CD, to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act 1975, Australia's first anti-discrimination law.

Harmony day Poster Competition 2006 - (16 November 2005)
The Education Task Force of B'nai B'rith Anti Defamation Commission in conjunction with the Chinese Australia Forum is organising a Harmony Day poster competition open to all students in NSW to support Harmony Day 2006...

Harmony Web Design Competition - (05 October 2005)
The Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs is celebrating Harmony Day 2006 with a web design competition open to all secondary school...

National Child Protection Week - (17 August 2005)
National Child Protection Week is September 4th - 10th 2005. This year it will be launched in the South Western Sydney region...

Tell Me the Truth About Peace: Through Music and Poetry - (25 July 2005)
The Sydney Peace Foundation and Gleebooks present a night of theatre with stories of hope and reconciliation...

Kooringal High School student receives international art prize - (21 June 2005)
A special assembly will be held on Wednesday June 22 at 10am to award an international art prize to an Afghani refugee student, Hayatullah, as part of World Regugee Day...

Voices of Hope - (10 June 2005)
Voices of Hope is Amnesty International Australia's arts-based human rights competition for NSW high school students...

World Refugee Day (WRD) 2005 - (04 May 2005)
World Refugee Day (WRD) on 20 June is fast approaching and UNHCR has just launched a new WRD page on its Australian website...

Through the Wire goes to Melbourne - (14 April 2005)
For many, our refugee situation is a moral dilemma. Asylum seekers who arrive in Australia without 'proper authorisation' are placed in mandatory detention. Through the Wire is a powerful, gripping true re-telling of amazing human spirit in a world of corruption and tragedy...

Building a culture of Peace - (04 April 2005)
The Human Rights Day commemoration in Wollongong city on 10th December 2004 was again an example of "Youth and children can move the world." Up to 200 shoppers stopped to watch the impressive presentations and creative performances of our young people...

FIFA: No room for racism in football - (22 March 2005)
To coincide with the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today FIFA once again calls upon the world football family to ensure that there is no room for racism, in any form, in football...

News archive: 2003-2004

New Publications - (27 October 2004)
Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre, Revesby, has published two new booklets My First Community and My Life: Looking Back, My Hopes and My Dreams!...

Through the Wire Sydney Opera House 13 - 23 October - (09 September 2004)
The Studio at Sydney Opera House presents a Racing Pulse Production produced by Performing Lines...

Walyalup Dreamings - a rarely seen Fremantle - (24 June 2004)
Walyalup Dreamings is a groundbreaking exhibition and public programme which invites participants to see a rarely seen side of Fremantle's culture and heritage...

Human Rights Day in Wollongong December 10th 2003 - (17 March 2004)
Wollongong students and teachers helped our city commemorate Human Rights Day at the Wollongong Mall Amphitheatre...

Harmony Day 2004 - (22 January 2004)
Harmony Day highlights the importance of community harmony for connecting people in our diverse society...

2003 Human Rights Medal & Awards Winners - (05 January 2004)
The winners of the Human Rights Medal and Awards were announced at a gala luncheon in Sydney to celebrate International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2003...

NSW Attorney General launches refugee comic - (17 December 2003)

EEC Inaugural Youth Leadership Awards - (29 October 2003)
The Ethnic Communities' Council of New South Wales Inaugural Youth Leadership Awards ceremony was held at Darling Harbour in Sydney on October 22...

Refugee Week 2003 events - (15 August 2003)
Lecture- East Timor: Where to Now? | Students' Art Exhibition - Food for Thought

New resource for Australian schools - (20 July 2003)
Roads to Refuge: Refugees in Australia is a new kit for schools produced by the Centre for Refugee Research at the University of NSW, the NSW Department of Education and Training and the NSW Migration Heritage Centre...

Voices of Hope - (16 June 2003)
This is the larger Amnesty project that took over the 'Australia IS Refugees' project which was co-ordinated by Australians Against Racism last year...

Launch of Indij Readers - (09 May 2003)
A labour of love 10 years in the making, the first collection of Indij Readers will be launched by leading Australian writer, actor, producer and director Rhoda Roberts...

Childhood Memories of Migration - (01 April 2003)
Images, Imaginings and Impressions: An Exhibition...

Harmony Day, 21 March 2003 - (11 February 2003)
Harmony Day on 21 March is part of the Commonwealth Government's Living in Harmony inititiative. Each year it provides Australians with an opportunity to get to know each other better by...

News archive: 2001-2002

International Day of the World's Indigenous People 9 August 2002 - (16 July 2002)
Friday 9th August is the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. In 1994, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided that this day be observed...

Multicultural Literature Conference 2003 - (08 May 2002)
The University of Newcastle is planning its inaugural Multicultural Literature Conference. Expressions of interest for the organising committee are sought from multiculturally minded educationalists from around Australia...

Harmony Day 2002 - (06 February 2002)
On 21 March 2002, Harmony Day will be celebrated in Australia for the fourth time. The day, an initiative of the Commonwealth Government's Living in Harmony program...

Fraser Coast breaking through racism - (27 January 2002)
On 18-19 October 2001, the Breaking Through Conference on Racism and Racial Discrimination was held on Fraser Island, Queensland...

Honours for Racism. No way! - (09 October 2001)
At a ceremony in Queen's Hall, Parliament House Melbourne, Racism. No way! was named winner of the Government Agency category of the National Corporate Anti-Racism Awards 2001. The keynote speaker was the Hon Peter Beattie, Premier of Queensland...

The World Conference Against Racism - (10 September 2001)
As a new century begins, we believe each society needs to ask itself certain questions. Is it sufficiently inclusive? Is it non-discriminatory? Are its norms of behaviour based...

Breaking through discrimination and racism - Call for papers - (25 June 2001)
The Fraser Coast Cultural Consultative Group is calling for papers for the Breaking Through Discrimination and Racism Conference...

Governor General launches Racism. No way! - (31 January 2001)
Racism. No way! was launched on Friday 27th October 2000 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia His Excellency The Honourable Sir William Deane, AC, KBE. The Racism. No way! project aims to assist school communities and education systems to recognise and address racism in the learning environment...