Harmony Day 2015
March 21 is the 15th anniversary of Harmony Day in Australia – a day where we encourage the motto that “Everyone belongs”.
I recently signed up as a supporter of Recognise, the campaign to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia’s Constitution. This is a unique opportunity for our nation to stand strong, proud and respectful in who we are, where we have come from, and where we can go together in the future.
The Commission also continues to support the National Racism. It Stops with Me campaign in South Australia. The campaign now has over 30 supporters in SA and, on Friday 13 March 2015, the South Australian Amateur Football League became the most recent of South Australia’s official campaign supporters.
With the percentage of complaints received by the Commission about race discrimination holding steady, it shows that more needs to be done so that SA truly becomes a place where “Everyone belongs”.
Harmony Day is a great opportunity to think about what you can do to promote a harmonious South Australia. Perhaps consider signing up to Racism. It Stops With Me campaign or think about equal opportunity training for your business.
If you would like more information about equal opportunity training or want to know more about what the Commission is doing to promote diversity, tolerance and inclusion in our communities, please contact us.
Commissioner for Equal Opportunity