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Booklet - Human Rights Commission, 'Proposal for Amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act', 1984 Document Reg. No: HT 9142

Summary:
Blue-covered booklet entitled 'Proposal for Amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act', November 1983. Review by the Human Rights Commission of the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act, per the Human Rights Commission Act 1981. Published for Human Rights Commission by the Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1984.

It identifies problems with the act, and lists recommendations for change including amendments to cover incitement to racial hatred and racial defamation. Appendices include statistics on complaints of racial statements.
Description:
40 pp plus cover, staple-bound, blue cover with Commonwealth of Australia crest and Australian flag at masthead, and large 'R' at centre of cover. White title text.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Ms Helen Sartinas - Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.80 cm (Height), 17.50 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: australian citizenship act, discrimination, immigration, immigration debates, immigration policies, multiculturalism, racial discrimination act, racism, refugees, white australia policy, women, making history - white australia
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: legislation
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: 'HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION / REPORT NO. 7 / Proposal for Amendments to/the Racial Discrimination Act to / cover Incitements to Racial Hatred / and Racial Defamation'.

Stamped on title page 'CLEARING HOUSE / ON MIGRATION ISSUES / 133 CHURCH STREET / RICHMOND...'
Author: Human Rights Commission, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1984
Publisher: Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS), Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1984

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