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Leaflet - 'Racial Discrimination and Prejudice', 1975 Document Reg. No: HT 8546

Summary:
Leaflet, single folded page, titled 'Racial Discrimination and Prejudice', with a photo of Minister for Immigration Al Grassby on front. Provides information in a 'frequently asked questions' format, about the new Racial Discrimination Act. Issued by the Commissioner for Community Relations, 1975.

The leaflet contains the following headings: 'What is racial discrimination?'; 'What types of racial discrimination are against the law in Australia?'; 'What about laws that are discriminatory?'; 'Is racial discrimination by governments and officials covered?'; 'Does the Act make illegal special measures to assist people of a particular place?'; 'What can I do if I think I have suffered racial discrimination?'; 'What happens when I make a complaint?'; 'What happens if someone victimises me for making a complaint or helping the Commissioner for Community Relations?'; 'Can the Commissioner for Community Relations refuse to make a complaint?'; 'What happens if my complaint isn't settled?'; 'What can the court do?'; and 'How then do I complain about racial discrimination or obtain more information?'

The leaflet is part of a collection at Museum Victoria which provides an insight into the evolution of immigration and multicultural policy in Australia, including documentation relating to various immigration ministers over time. The collection is valuable both for the information it contains regarding issues relating to immigration and multicultural policy, citizenship, language and national identity, but also for the material expression of this critical and far-reaching shift on Australian cultural policy from White Australia to the Racial Discrimination Act and beyond.
Description:
White double-folded matt brochure with black and white photo of Al Grassby (Commissioner for Community Relations) on front cover; title in black on purple band.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Ms Helen Sartinas - Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.10 cm (Height), 9.90 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: australian citizenship act, discrimination, immigration, immigration policies, multiculturalism, racial discrimination act, racism, refugees, white australia policy, making history - white australia
Themes this item is part of: Albert Jaime (Al) Grassby, Politician (1926-2005), Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2011-2021
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Text: 'COMMISSIONER FOR / COMMUNITY RELATIONS / RACIAL / DISCRIMINATION / AND PREJUDICE / THE RACIAL DISCRMINATION ACT / HOW DOES IT WORK?'

Extensive text follows.
Issued By: Commissioner for Community Relations, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1975
Person Depicted: Honourable A Grassby, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1975

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