This was borne out by the study made by this Office in one South Australian

This was borne out by the study made by this office

This preview shows page 11 - 24 out of 34 pages.

of racial discrimination. This was borne out by the study made by this Office in one South Australian town where it was found that racial discrimination was an integral part of community life. South Australian initiatives by Government and non-Government parties (including anti-discrimination legislation and land rights) as well as efforts to change community attitudes which give rise to racial discrimination and to secure fundamental freedoms and human rights for Aboriginals, in many ways lead Australia and are to be very commended. The first priority in tackling racial discrimination is educating all at community levels to change the attitudes which give rise to the acts of discrimination. To simply respond to complaints is to embark on an exercise of treating the symptom, while ignoring the basic causes. Educational institutions in South Australia have given support in develop- ing State and community programs to combat racism.
Image of page 11
Image of page 12
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Ceduna Port Augusta
Image of page 13
Maitland. Barmera.
Image of page 14
10 Pt Pearce Adelaide •Mt Barker
Image of page 15
1 1 TOWNS FROM WHICH COMPLAINTS RECEIVED Adelaide Barmera Ceduna Maitland Mt Barker Point Pearce Port Augusta
Image of page 16
Image of page 17
1 3 A SCHEDULE OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ABORIGINALS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA This schedule contains details of all complaints of racial discrimination to the Commissioner for Community Relations in the period 31 October 1975 to 10 March 1982 It also shows the results of the Commissioner's enquiries and actions
Image of page 18
Complaint as Stated Outcome/Basis of Settlement ADELAIDE 81/7325 Recreation A young man and his Aboriginal girl friend were told by theatre ushers that although they had tic- kets at a carol singing concert, the seats they had booked were taken. Alternative seating was offered to them but it was on wall benches, isolated and above the rest of the audience. The couple felt hurt and humiliated by the incident. Matter was referred to the Commis- sioner of Police who advised that duplicated bookings for seats in the front rows had been caused by the failure of the booking agency to make allowance for the extension of the stage area for certain perfor- mances. The issue was settled on the basis of a written apology by the secretary of the choir which gave the concert.
Image of page 19
15 The complainant has undertaken to provide further details to enable the Commissioner for Community Relations to investigate the matter. ADELAIDE 81/5275 Community It was complained by a person who had taken part in a bus tour that the commentator had made racist and derogatory remarks. Some of the comments included "We are now going down Wog Ally, see who can spot an Australian". Another comment included "We call Abos boongs because that is the noise they make when we run over them in the bus".
Image of page 20
Complaint as Stated Outcome/Basis of Settlement Commissioner for Community Rela- tions is enquiring into matter. ADELAIDE 82/5429 Literature It was complained that a review of a book about early settlement of Australia contained misleading and exaggerated stereotypes of white Australians in the nineteenth cen- tury likely to cause racial dishar- mony.
Image of page 21
Image of page 22
ADELAIDE 78/5208 Community/Local Government National Aboriginal Conference
Image of page 23
Image of page 24

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 34 pages?

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask ( soon) You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes