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ANTI RACISM/ANTI FASCISM ¤ MIGRANTS/DIVERSITY ¤ INDIGENOUS RESOURCES
ROMA, SINTI & TRAVELLERS ¤ JEWISH/SHOAH ¤ HUMAN RIGHTS/REFUGEES
DISABILITY RESOURCES ¤ GAY&LESBIAN RESOURCES ¤ WOMEN ¤ MISC./REGIONAL

Anti Racism/Anti Fascism

  • Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW
    The Anti-Discrimination Board was set up in 1977 to administer the Anti-Discrimination Act.
    It investigates and conciliates complaints of discrimination, harassment and vilification. The Board is impartial in this process. It does not take sides. The Board tries to help both parties involved come to an agreement about how the problem can be resolved.
    It informs and educates the people of NSW, employers and service providers about their rights and responsibilities under anti-discrimination law.
    It makes recommendations to the government about amendments to anti-discrimination law.
  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
    national independent statutory government body, established in 1986 by an Act of the federal Parliament, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act. The federal Attorney General is the Minister responsible in Parliament for the Commission. The Commission is administered by the President, who is the Chief Executive Officer. She is assisted by the Human Rights, Race, Sex, Disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioners.
    Under the legislation administered by the Commission, it has responsibilities for inquiring into alleged infringements under three anti-discrimination laws - the Racial Discrimination Act 1975, the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, as well as inquiring into alleged infringements of human rights under the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986. In addition, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner has specific functions under the HREOC Act and under the Native Title Act,1993. These functions relate to the monitoring of the enjoyment or otherwise by Indigenous people of their rights under the law. The Sex Discrimination Commissioner also has responsibilities in relation to federal awards and equal pay under the Workplace Relations Act 1996.
    Matters which can be investigated by the Commission include discrimination on the grounds of race, colour or ethnic origin , racial vilification , sex, sexual harassment, marital status, pregnancy, or disability. Human Rights education is one of the core responsibilities of the Commission along with the investigation and attempted resolution of complaints about breaches of human rights and anti-discrimination legislation.
  • The Liberal Religious Educators Association
    LREDA is an anti-racist, welcoming professional organization of liberal religious educators and those supportive of religious education. LREDA promotes the religious growth and learning of people of all ages and advocates for the support of religious educators and the field of liberal religious education.
  • PARIAH
    People Against Racism In Aboriginal Homelands is a grass-roots organisation established in 1998, based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Our site contains info and pics about the racist and corrupt NT Government and Australian Aboriginal people.
  • Racism. No Way!
    Racism, No way! is an Australian anti-racism education initiative managed by the Department of Education and Training on behalf of education systems nationally.

Diversity/Migrants

  • CIMS - Centre for Immigration & Multicultural Studies, Australian National University.
  • The Migration Heritage Centre
    Contact between cultures creates a dynamic heritage. The Migration Heritage Centre (MHC) provides opportunities for people to tell of their achievements, their struggles for belonging, of cultural change, traditions and adaptation, reconciliation and celebrations of survival. Migrants have come to Australia willingly and unwillingly - as convicts and indentured labourers, as refugees fleeing persecution, for study, travel, business, for family reunions or seeking better opportunities. All of these experiences add to a unique and continuously evolving Australian culture. Migration links Australia to the world. When people move, so do languages, ideas, religions, traditions, philosophies, cultures and arts. Stories and histories intertwined during colonisation and resistance, through trade and family relations, in diaspora, through study and above all through everyday encounters in schools, at work, at home or in shopping centres and at bus stops. By sharing stories of displacement, home-building and everyday experiences we can better understand ourselves and others. The MHC enables the sharing of these many stories.
  • The Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies
    The Asia Pacific region offers unique insights into social transformation processes triggered by national and international development policies and their effects at local, regional and transnational level. The Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS) seeks to examine these processes through innovative research by combining methods from a variety of disciplines, including political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, social history and media studies.
  • Ethnic Communities' Council of Queensland
    To work at enriching the Queensland community through the participation and involvement of people from diverse backgrounds. ECCQ primarily develops this through performing advocacy, representative and consultative functions and, where appropriate, through service development and delivery.
  • Making Multicultural Australia
    This site was established to assist teachers find quality resources on multiculturalism and explore new strategies to promote cultural diversity and tolerance.
    Making Multicultural Australia is a website which aims to assist young people of upper primary and high school age, their parents, the teachers and the wider community explore our cultural diversity. It provides information on the contributions that different cultural groups have made to the development of Australian society and on the various views towards immigration and multiculturalism that have historically influenced government policies and programs and transformed the Australian population.
  • FECCA - Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia
    Mission Statement: To enrich and enhance the wellbeing of the Australian community, through the fullest participation and involvement of people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, especially those who have experienced the migration process.

Indigenous People

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) legal services
  • Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre
  • The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
  • Action for Aboriginal Rights
    designed for students (and other searchers) looking for information on current Australian Indigenous issues.
  • ANKAAA
    The Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists, was established in March 1987 and resulted from a meeting of 16 Aboriginal Art Communities from the NT WA and SA. Its main function is to foster the Aboriginal Art Industry for the benefit of its member artists and organisations.
  • Australians for Native Title
    Australians for Native Title is a non profit alliance of individuals and groups which has been formed to provide a focus for ordinary Australians to express their support for the High Court decision on Native Title.
  • Australian National Native Title Tribunal
    The Tribunal is a Commonwealth Government body that facilitates the making of agreements among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, governments, industry and others whose rights or interests may co-exist with native title rights and interests. The Tribunal is not a court and does not decide whether or not native title exists.
  • CAAMA Productions
    established in 1988 to promote and encourage the maintenance of Aboriginal culture, music and language with the aim of arresting social disintegration in central Australia.
  • College of Indigenous Australian Peoples
    The College of Indigenous Australian Peoples is responsible for Indigenous academic programmes, research and the delivery of support services (Gungil Jindibah Centre) to Indigenous students at Southern Cross University.
  • Northern Land Council
    The Northern Land Council was established in 1973 to represent traditional Aboriginal landowners and Aboriginal people in the Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia.
  • Yooroang Garang
    School of Indigenous Health Studies

Jewish Resources/Shoah

  • Jewish Ozzies' Inter.Net.
    J.O.I.N., the non-profit association which helps organisations and individuals to participate in the Jewish internet and learn about matters of importance and interest to the Australian Jewish community.

Human Rights/Refugees

  • Amnesty International Australia.
  • Australian Journal of Human Rights
    The Australian Journal of Human Rights is a publication of the Australian Human Rights Centre (AHRC). Located in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, AHRC is an independent non-government organisation dedicated to encouraging multidisciplinary teaching and research in the area of human rights at the national, regional and international levels.
    The Australian Journal of Human Rights is the first journal of its kind in Australia to be devoted exclusively to the publication of articles, commentary and book reviews about human rights developments in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The aims of the journal are:
    - to raise awareness of human rights issues in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region by providing a forum for scholarship and discussion, and
    - to monitor human rights developments in this region.
    To achieve these aims the Journal adopts a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to human rights issues. It deals not only with the legal aspects of human rights but also with philosophical, historical, sociological, economic and political issues as they relate to human rights in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Derechos Human Rights in Australia.
  • The Human Rights Council of Australia
    The Human Rights Council of Australia Inc is a private non-government organization which promotes understanding of and respect for human rights for all persons without discrimination through adherence to the International Bill of Rights, and other human rights instruments, internationally and within Australia.
    The Council was established in 1978 and for many years, under the leadership of James Dunn, has been an important link between the Australian human rights movement and human rights activists in other parts of the world. The Council is affiliated with the International League of Human Rights and has Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC.
  • NSW Council for Civil Liberties
    The NSW Council for Civil Liberties (NSWCCL) was founded in 1963 and is one of Australiaís leading human rights and civil liberties organisations. Our aim is to secure the equal rights of everyone (as long as they donít infringe the rights and freedoms of others) and oppose any abuse or excessive power by the State against its people.
    To this end NSWCCL attempts to influence public debate and government policy on a range of human rights issues. We try to secure amendments to laws, or changes in policy, where civil liberties are not fully respected.
    We also listen to individual complaints and, through volunteer efforts, attempt to help members of the public with civil liberties problems. We prepare submissions to government, conduct court cases defending infringements of civil liberties, engage regularly in public debates, produce publications, and conduct many other activities.

Disability Resources

  • The Independent Living Centre of Western Australia
    The Independent Living Centre of WA Inc (ILC) was formally established in 1978 and since that time has been providing information, training and consultancy services related to equipment, for people with disabilities and the elderly. Service provision to clients is directed at maintaining function, safety and independence in all areas of daily living.
  • Multicultural Mental Health Australia
    MMHA provides national leadership in mental health and suicide prevention for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Gay & Lesbian Resources

Women

  • Older Women's Network.
    Aim: The Older Women's Network is a self-help organisation committed to promoting the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women.
    Vision: The Older Women's Network in NSW believes in a society rich in social capital, where mutual respect and trust are paramount, where diversity and debate are valued and where people and their networks have a legitimate voice.

Misc./Regional

  • Green Net Australia
    run by a group of volunteers and we have provided, so far, over 200 indigenous, community and environmental organisations with various free Internet services. We offer many grants to 'acm' groups in a wide range of internet and related resources.

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