Indigenous Rights: Federal Government Must Immediately Reinstate the Racial Discrimination Act 1975

In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Attorney General and Minister Macklin, the Human Rights Law Resource Centre has strongly urged the Rudd Government to immediately reinstate the operation of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) to apply to all measures of the Northern Territory Intervention.  The letter has been endorsed by more than 150 non‑government organisations from all over Australia, including Indigenous organisations, peak bodies, religious groups and other community groups. The letter explains that the reinstatement of the Racial Discrimination Actwould ensure that laws, policies and practices designed to “Close the Gap” will be effective and beneficial for Indigenous peoples, and would demonstrate and confirm the Rudd Government’s commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights.

Click here for a copy of the HRLRC's media release.