Our Consultation Report

Between March and May 2012 the Commission asked for public input into the development of the Strategy.

  • 23 public meetings were held in 17 locations across every state and territory, involving nearly 700 people.
  • The Commission received nearly 1600 online surveys, 80 submissions made using the online submission template and 123 formal submissions.

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Download Discussion Paper

A discussion paper was released in March 2012 to guide the consultation process. It is available here:

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The names of individuals and organisations that submitted a response to the discussion paper are listed below.

All submissions have informed the Secretariat in the development of the Strategy. The Commission is only able to publish submissions that meet the publication guidelines, which can be found here, and that comply with the Commission’s web accessibility standards in line with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. Submissions must be made available in Microsoft Word, therefore the Commission is unable to publish PDF, hard copy or handwritten submissions.

The Commission has published all the submissions made by organisations that meet the above criteria and a selection of individual submissions that meet these criteria and demonstrate the range of opinions that were expressed.


The Australian Human Rights Commission reserves the right to edit submissions, where appropriate, in order to protect the identity of third parties, or where otherwise appropriate. The submissions may contain errors. They do not represent the views of the Commission or its partners.

Responding Individuals & Organisations

Confidentiality and use of information

The information you provide in this survey or online submission form may be used to inform development of the National Anti-Racism Strategy. You do not need to provide your name or other information that may identify you. By submitting a survey or online submission form, you provide your permission for the Australian Human Rights Commission to use the information you provide in the text of the Strategy and other Commission publications. Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure confidentiality, the Commission is obliged to determine any request for access to documents in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

The Commission cannot guarantee the security of any electronic exchange of information - read the Commission’s internet privacy policy. If you are concerned about providing information electronically, you may make a written submission to the Strategy by responding to the questions in the discussion paper.