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Social Work and Human Services Guide: Human Rights

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Talking about racism

Annual surveys show that 1 in 5 Australians report having experienced racial discrimination during the previous 12 months. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and certain migrant communities (such as African Australian communities) are much more likely to experience racism than other people.
Language is a powerful tool for building inclusion at work. It can be used to create a sense of being valued, respected and one of the team (included) or of being under-valued, disrespected, and an ‘outsider’ (excluded).

What are the universal human rights?

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country