WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
PROMOTING MULTICULTURALISM, ETHNIC AFFAIRS, CULTURAL DIVERSITY, COMMUNITY UNITY AND HARMONY IN ONE OF THE MOST CULTURALLY DIVERSE STATES OF THE WORLD, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA.
NSW HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
MESSAGE FROM THE NSW PREMIER HON. BARRY O’FARRELL MP
A fair and free society is one which identifies and recognises outstanding people who promote and protect the human rights of individuals within it.
The NSW Government has established the NSW Human Rights Award to recognise individuals who make an outstanding contribution to human rights.
If you know people who have made lasting and meaningful contribution to the advancement of human rights, I urge you to put their names forward for the NSW Human Rights Award.
This award program is an uplifting exercise because it reminds us of the important contribution many citizens make to our society.
We are delighted to be recalling the memory of the Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, who personally saved tens of thousands of lives during the Holocaust, by naming the award in his honour.
I look forward to announcing the recipient of the Human Rights Award later this year and working with them in their role as NSW Human Rights Ambassador over the next 12 months.
Annual Community Relations Commission Youth Leaders Day and Community Relations Commission Symposium Expression of interest
The annual Community Relations Commission Youth Leaders Day and Community Relations Commission Symposium will be conducted on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 August 2013 at the Novotel Sydney Parramatta, 350 Church Street, Parramatta.
If you are interested in showcasing your project at either of these days, click here for an online Presenters Expression of Interest form and click here for a Presenters Expression of Interest pdf form.
SON OF REFUGEES WINS PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD
19 May 2013
Tim Soutphommasane, winner of the CRC 2013 Literary Award, is congratulated by Stepan Kerkyasharian, CRC Chair
A book which defends Australian multiculturalism in the most compelling style has won the Community Relations Commission prize at the Premier's Literary Awards in Sydney tonight.
Don't Go Back To Where You Came From: Why Multiculturalism Works has won the prestigious $20,000 prize for Tim Soutphommasane, a philosopher at Sydney University.
"This son of refugees has had a luminous career in academia in Australia and abroad and has already, at a comparatively young age had a significant impact on political thought in this country.