The Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), is pleased to invite you to Equal Dialogues: A forum on Human Rights and Cultural Diversity

To be opened by Graeme Innes, Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner

The forum aims to generate discussion about the ways in which human rights can inform the development of a strong national multicultural policy for Australia.

The session also includes the launch of FECCA’s latest edition of Mosaic magazine, which is dedicated to “Rights and Diversity.”

The forum will feature the following speakers:

Graeme Innes is both Australia’s Race and Disability Discrimination Commissioner. Graeme has also spent three and a half years as Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner.

Joumanah El Matrah, Executive Director of the Islamic Women’s Welfare Council of Victoria, is also a Board Member of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC), and a member of the Federal Australian Multicultural Advisory Council.

Pino Migliorino, Chair of FECCA, has over 30 years involvement in immigration and multicultural affairs. He leads Cultural Perspectives and CIRCA Research and is a recognised expert in researching and communicating with culturally and linguistically diverse audiences.

Padma Raman, Executive Director of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Padma established and ran the Victorian Law Reform Commission for nine years. She was a member of VEOHRC when it was a key player assisting the Victorian Government to develop and implement the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Pino Migliorino will launch the ‘Rights and Diversity’ edition of Mosaic before joining the interactive forum, which will have audience participation

Date: Tuesday December 7th
Time: 9.30-12.30
Venue: Australian Human Rights Commission
Hearing Room, Level 8
133 Castlereagh St,
Sydney NSW 2000

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